Adrian Stimson

Adrian Stimson

Fall 2018

Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose performance art examines identity construction, specifically the hybridization of the Indian, the cowboy, the shaman, and Two Spirit being. Buffalo Boy and The Shaman Exterminator are two reoccurring personas for Stimson. He was awarded the Blackfoot Visual Arts Award in 2009, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003, and the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005. His buffalo paintings were recently acquired by the British Museum for their North American Indian collection.

Stimson visits the Spencer as part of IARI's Social Histories series and will participate in a dialogue with fellow IARI visiting creatives Ulrick Jean-Pierre and Tina Takemoto. He will give a performance examining identity construction, specifically the hybridization of the Indian, the cowboy, the shaman, and Two Spirit Being.