David Garneau

Visual Arts Department

Office: RC 245
E-mail: david.garneau@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5615

Research interests

I am interested in all forms of contemporary art; creative expressions of contemporary Indigenous identities; Indigenous museum displays, and public art.

I am Métis and was born and raised in Edmonton. I am passionate about visual arts, especially painting, but I also do some performance, video, and public art. I love to travel. I have given keynote talks in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and throughout Canada on issues such as: misappropriation; public art; museum display; and contemporary Indigenous art. My art appears in exhibitions nationally and internationally —including the National Gallery of Canada; Canada House, London; the International Symposium on Electronic Art—and is in numerous public and private collections.


Accreditation (your degrees, using the format: degree (area of specialization  - Institution) year

  • MA (English Literature - University of Calgary) 1993
  • BFA (Painting & Drawing - With Distinction - University of Calgary) 1989


Works of Note  

Curated, with assistance from Faye Mullen and rudi aker, Kahwatsiretátie: The Contemporary Native Art

Biennial, Montreal 2020.

Co-curated, with Kathleen Ash Milby, Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound, National Museum of

the American Indian, New York (2017).

With Secrecy and Despatch, with Tess Allas, Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney, Australia, 2016.

Moving Forward, Never Forgetting, with Michelle LaVallee, Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, 2015.


Recent book chapters and articles include:


 From Indian to Indigenous: Temporary Pavilion to Sovereign Display Territories.” In Search of Expo 67.

2020. “Indigenous Art: From Appreciation to Art Criticism.”

Indigenous Aesthetics. The American Society for Aesthetics: an Association for Aesthetics, Criticism, and Theory of the Arts. 2019.

“Electric Beads: On Indigenous Digital Formalism.” Visual Anthropology Review. 2018.
“Can I get a Witness? Indigenous Art Criticism.” Sovereign Words: Indigenous Art, Curation and Criticism. 2018.

“Indigenous Art: From Appreciation to Art Criticism,” Double Desire: Transculuration and Indigenous Contemporary Art. 2014.