Tatakwan (aka Jude Norris) Biography
Tatakwan (aka Jude Norris) is a multi-disciplinary Plains Cree Metis artist from Edmonton, Alberta (Plains Cree Nation territory). She studied painting & experimental sculpture in London (UK) at Middlesex University & Kensington & Chelsea AEI, as well as Integrated Media at Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, Canada.
Tatakwan also apprenticed in plains-style doll-making with award-winning traditional artist & dancer Dallin Maybe & learned elements of beadwork from a number of other skilled beadwork artists and teachers.
Tatakwan has created bodies of work in a variety of media, materials, genres & styles including: physical & digital painting & collage, drawing, linocut printmaking, photography, beadwork, doll-making, performance, animation, experimental video, video installation & sculpture. Her installation & sculptural works contain a variety of physical materials & creative methods & practices.
Tatakwan is a recipient of the prestigious Chalmer’s Arts Fellowship,
& has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts,
the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council,
& the Toronto Arts Council.
Her work has been exhibited & screened internationally,
& can be found in the collections of major museums.
For a detailed list of exhibitions, screenings & awards see Tatakwan CV.