University of Calgary

Judy Anderson

  • Professor

Currently Teaching


Judy Anderson is Nehiyaw (Cree) from Gordon First Nation, SK, Treaty 4 territory and an Associate Professor of Canadian Indigenous Studio Art in the Department of Art. She obtained her MFA at the University of Regina and BFA and BA (Native Studies) from the University of Saskatchewan.

Her practice includes beadwork, installation, hand-made paper, painting, three-dimensional pieces, and, collaborative projects all of which are deeply personal with a focus on issues of spirituality, family, colonialism and Indigenous epistemological and ontological traditions. Her current work is created with the purpose honouring the people in her life and Indigenous intellectualizations of the world.  In addition, she has also been researching traditional European methods and materials of painting, methods she’s been adapting and assimilating into traditional Indigenous arts. 

She is the proud recipient of The Salt Spring Prize (Joan McConnell Award + Residency for Outstanding Work) and a REVEAL: Indigenous Art Awards. Anderson has had residencies at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York, and the Prince’s School of Traditional Art, London, England where she spent two months teaching and learning.

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