English River First Nation / Canada
Craft / Fashion
Catherine Blackburn was born in Patuanak, Saskatchewan, of Dene and European ancestry and is a member of the English River First Nation. She is a multidisciplinary artist and jeweller whose work commonly address Canada’s colonial past through personal narratives. Her work has appeared in notable national and international exhibitions and shows, including; BorderLINE: 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art, Àbadakone: National Gallery of Canada, and Santa Fe Haute Couture Fashion Show, New Mexico. Her numerous accolades include the Saskatchewan RBC Emerging Artist Award and the Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award. In 2019, she was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award.