Glenna Matoush

Established Ojibway artist Glenna Matoush was born in 1946 in Rama (ON), where she grew up watching her aunt and grandmother weave. After studying at the Guilde graphique de Montréall in the 60s and the School of Fine Arts in Elliot Lake (AB), she began her career as a printmaker but later turned to paintings and collages. Influenced by traditional First Nations crafts, she uses texture, light, colour, and movement in her work, which often addresses social and political issues related to the land and the people of Mistissini—the Cree village she raised her children. She has participated in several groups and individual exhibitions across Canada, the United States, Central America, and Europe.