Amy Malbeuf is a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta, Canada. Malbeuf has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at such venues as the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina; Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops; Contemporary Calgary; Kings ARI, Melbourne, Australia; and Stride Gallery, Calgary. Most recently Malbeuf exhibited at the Dunlop Art Gallery as part of Material Girls as well as in Future Station: Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Malbeuf has participated in many international artist residencies including at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia; The Banff Centre, Alberta; The Labrador Research Institute, Labrador; and in 2015 was named one of two Canada Council for the Arts fellows at the Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico.
Through utilizing the mediums of caribou hair tufting, beadwork, installation, and performance Malbeuf explores notions of identity, place, language, and ecology. Her art practice examines the relationships between humanity and nature; deconstructs popular misunderstandings of Indigeneity; and explores the intersections between race and culture. Malbeuf lives and works in Kelowna where she is working towards a MFA from the University of British Columbia Okanagan.
Photo: Ravel, performance by Amy Malbeuf. Photo credit Jordan Bennett