2023 ISCEI Artist in Residence: Tiffany Shaw

Published: 9 February 2023

The Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative (ISCEI) appointed Tiffany Shaw as the 2023 Mellon Artist-in-Residence.

Tiffany Shaw is a Métis architect, artist and curator based in Alberta. She holds a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University, a Masters in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and is currently working at Reimagine Architects. Shaw has exhibited at the Architecture Venice Biennale, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Pier 21, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, among others. She has been the recipient of multiple public art commissions such as Edmonton's Indigenous Art Park and Winnipeg’s Markham Bus Station. Among her public art projects Tiffany has produced several notable transitory art works and is a core member of Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.

Oscillating between digital and analogue methodologies Shaw’s work gathers notions of craft, memory and atmosphere. Her practice is often guided by communal interventions as a way to engage a lifted understanding of place. While born in Calgary and raised in Edmonton, Shaw’s Métis lineage derives from Fort McMurray via Fort McKay and the Red River.

If you would like to book time with Tiffany Shaw for a class visit, talk, or other engagement, please contact ISCEI Administrative Coordinator rudi.aker [at] (Rudi Aker) and include a description of your event or class, the date and time, as well as any other relevant information.

The Mellon ISCEI Artist in Residence program is an important means of bringing practicing artists to campus to continue their work, share their expertise, interact with students and faculty members, and enhance knowledge of and exposure to Indigenous art among the campus community and the public at large. The annual Artist in Residence is co-organized with the Department of Art History & Communication Studies and will be involved in a variety of on-campus activities such as workshops and public exhibitions, and will be available as a resource to students, faculty, and staff.

You can learn more about ISCEI and the Artist in Residence program here:

For more information about Tiffany Shaw and her work, please visit her website at

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