Artist Bio: Lori Blondeau

Blondeau is a performance artist based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan that has exhibited nationally and internationally. Blondeau’s work explores the influence of popular media and culture (contemporary and historical) on Aboriginal self-identity, self-image and self-definition. The performance personas she creates refer to the damage of colonialism and to the ironic pleasures of displacement and resistance. She completed her MFA at the University of Saskatchewan. She is also a co-founder and the current director of Canada’s most innovative and exciting aboriginal arts organization, TRIBE.