Education

Ongoing Fine Arts classes (interest based), Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

1992 to 1997 - Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education (Native Teacher's Education Program), Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Experience

Illustration / Publication

2016 Latitude 53, blog response to article ‘Regionalism vs. Provincialism’, Amy Zion and Cora Fisher, MOMA, April 18, 2016

2016 Illustrations and cover, Mad Donald MacKay: Surviving Aimeireaga (America), James R. Stevens (no biological relation)

2016 Illustrations, Angelique Abandoned, James R. Stevens - soon to be republished (no biological relation)

2016 Illustration (main) for a Thunder Bay and area cultural/historical map by Kathy Toivonen - in progress

Arts Education - Lead / Co-Lead

2017 Box Art for Visioning Health II / HIV Positive Aboriginal Women (PAW), Mink Mountain, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 & 2015 Quilling Leather Cuffs with Jean Marshall for Hardy Giles Consulting, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 Neechee in a Box ‘Train the Trainer’ workshop for Aboriginal Youth/Leaders, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 Quilling Leather Cuffs with Jean Marshall and Christian Chapman for Neechee Studio, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 Quilling Leather Cuffs and Sewing Medicine Bags for Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS), SAYBiz Program, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 Drawing with Susan Kachor-Conlon for the Baggage Building Arts Centre, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 Various Movie Nights in the Park Activities for the Baggage Building Arts Centre, Thunder Bay, ON

Arts Education - Assistant

2014 Street Art Mural for Community Centre with Jean Marshall and Christian Chapman for Neechee Studio, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation, ON

2014 Pirate Camp and Pirate Themed Activities with Kathy Toivonen for the Baggage Building Arts Centre, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 Designer Bags, Egyptian Painting, and Painted Pots with John Mackett for the Baggage Building Arts Centre, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 Quilling on Birch Bark with Leslie Jane for Neechee Studio, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

Arts Administration / Committee Work

2016 Board of Director (interim), Creative Council, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 to present - Co-Lead Program Coordinator, Neechee Studio, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

Juror / Advisor

2014 Aboriginal Artists in Communities and Aboriginal Arts Projects, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON

Exhibition work

Installation

2016 The One (wearable art/sculpture), Ahnisnabae Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

Group (Juried)

2016 Toronto West Arts Collective (TWAC) Collaborative Annual Juried Show, Canandian National Exhibition (CNE), Toronto, ON

2016 Derelicte8: A Fashion Odyssey, Wearable Art, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

2015 Derelicte7: A Fashion Odyssey, Wearable Art, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 Lakehead University Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 Urban Infill, Art in the Core 8, Ceramics, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

2013 Lakehead University Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

Group

2016 Urban Infill, Art in the Core 9, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

2015 Urban Infill, Art in the Core 8, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

2014 26th Annual Members Exhibition, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

2013 Urban Infill, Art in the Core 7, Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

2013 The Row Gallery, Ceramics, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON

2012 The Row Gallery, Printmaking, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON

Collections

2014 Aboriginal Art Collection, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, Donation by Debra Chenier, Chenier Fine Arts

Grants

2015 Ontario Arts Council - Aboriginal Artists - Materials and Supplies Assistance (extension granted to January 2017)

Awards

2014 Lakehead University Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

  • Chenier Gallery Purchase Award
  • Stevenson (President, Lakehead University) Family Award
  • People’s Choice Award

2013 Lakehead University Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON

  • Thunder Bay Potters Guild Award
  • David Bruzzese Award

Bibliography and media

Skochinsky, Rebekah. ‘Cree Stevens: Finding Her Voice, Finding Her Way’. http://www.thewalleye.ca/2016/08/20/cree-stevens/. The Walleye, Thunder Bay’s Arts and Culture Alternative. August 20, 2016. Page 33.

Faye, Donna. ‘Building Cultural Bridges Through Art’. The Chronicle Journal, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation. November 29, 2014.

Faye, Donna. ‘TBRHC Celebrates National Aboriginal Day’. The Chronicle Journal, June 14, 2014. Page A12.

Dunnock, Leith. ‘Honouring Wabegijig’. www.tbnewswatch.com. June 20, 2014.

Logan. ‘TBRHC Celebrates National Aboriginal Day’. www.thewalleye.ca. The Walleye, Thunder Bay’s Arts and Culture Alternative. June 20, 2014.

MacKay, Alastair C. ‘Stevens Art the Choice of the Year’, The Chronicle Journal. June 10, 2014. Page B6.

Boyko, Emese. ‘The Local Future of Art, Thunder Bay Art Gallery Hosts Lakehead Student’s Work in Two Exhibitions’. www.theargus.ca. The Argus, The Student Voice of Lakehead, March 12, 2014.

Stevens, Ellen. ‘Showcasing Student Talent’. www.theargus.ca. The Argus, The Student Voice of Lakehead. March 27, 2013.

 

My artist CV is also available to download as a PDF.