Maureen Gruben

Maureen Gruben’s diverse multi-media practice incorporates organic and industrial materials that are frequently found or salvaged. She was born and raised in Tuktoyaktuk where her parents were traditional Inuvialuk knowledge keepers and founders of E. Gruben’s Transport. Gruben holds a BFA from the University of Victoria and a Certificate in Indigenous Political Development & Leadership, En’owkin Centre, Penticton. Recent exhibitions include WAG-Qaumajuq, Winnipeg (2023); the Women’s Gallery & Darkroom, New York (2022); Cade Centre for Fine Arts, Baltimore (2022); Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada, Los Vegas (2022); Contemporary Native Art Biennial, Montreal (2022); public art installations for The Bentway Skate Trail & Canoe Landing, Toronto (2021); Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca (2021); Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver (2020); and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2019). She was shortlisted for the 2023 Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award and long listed for the 2019 Aesthetica Art Prize and the 2021 Sobey Art Prize. Her work is held in public and private collections including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Indigenous Art Centre, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. 

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