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RUTH CUTHAND
Born in 1954 in Prince Albert, SK, Canada.
Lives and works in Saskatoon, SK, Canada.

Education
1992 MFA, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
1983 BFA, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Don’t Breathe, Don’t Drink, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Canada
2015 Don’t Drink, Don’t Breathe, Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, Canada
2014 BACK TALK: Ruth Cuthand (works 1983-2009), Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada
2013 BACK TALK: Ruth Cuthand (works 1983-2009), Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Canada
2012 BACK TALK: Ruth Cuthand (works 1983-2009), Confederation Art Centre, Charlottetown, Canada
2012 BACK TALK: Ruth Cuthand (works 1983-2009), Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada
2011 BACK TALK: Ruth Cuthand (works 1983-2009), Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
2010 Dis-Ease, Red Shift Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
1999 Indian Portraits: Late 20th Century, Wanuskewin Museum, Saskatoon, Canada
1993 Location/Dislocation, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
1992 Misuse is Abuse II, MFA Exhibition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
1990 Misuse is Abuse, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
1990 Traces of the Ghost Dance, Artists with Their Work, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Counter History and the Other, Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, Canada
2015 Oh, Canada, Glenbow Museum, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, The Esker Foundation and Nickle Galleries, Calgary, Canada
2014 306’ERS: A WAVE FROM SASKATCHEWAN, dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton, AB, Canada
2014 Oh, Canada, Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen, Université de Moncton, and Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB; Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB; Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charottetown, PIE, Canada
2013 New Gallery Artists, The Gallery/Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon, SK, Canada
2012 Oh, Canada, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, USA
2012 Restoration, Strandline Collective and Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan, SK, Canada
2011 Demanding a Response: Contemporary Aboriginal Art History in Saskatchewan, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada
2011 Contested Territories, TRUCK Contemporary Art Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada
2010 Cherished Things, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON, Canada and Saskatoon Exhibition, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
2010 to be reckoned with, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada
2010 Restoration, Art Gallery of Prince Albert, Prince Albert, SK, Canada
2008 Coming-to-Presence: Works by Saskatchewan Aboriginal/Metis Artists, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada
2006 The Moving Hand: Drawing from the Permanent Collection of the Mendel Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada
2005 Contested Histories, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada
2004 A History Lesson: Contemporary Aboriginal art from the collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON, Canada
2004 Beyond Words : Au-dela des mots, Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, QC, Canada
2003 Beyond Words, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada
2002 No X Plain Nation, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
2001 Contract Work, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
2000 Cultural Cross Currents: ConTexts, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada
1999 Politics, Little Gallery, Prince Albert, SK, Canada
1997 Claiming Ourselves, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
1997 Here and Now, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada
1996 Native Love, Nation to Nation, Montreal, QC, Canada. Toured to Artspace, Peterborough, ON; AKA/Tribe, Saskatoon, SK; Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, MB; Open Space, Victoria, BC; and Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, ON
1994 Sharing Identities II, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
1992 Beyond 500 Years, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
1991 5th Biennial Native American Fine Arts Invitational, The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA
1991 Sharing the Circle: Contemporary Works by First Nation’s Artists, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Toured, Saskatchewan, Canada
1991 Remembering and Telling, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada
1989 Changers: A Spiritual Renaissance, National arts and Crafts Corporation, Toured Canada
1988 Ode’min, Laurentian University Museum and Art Centre, Sudbury, ON, Canada
1988 Quiet Protest, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
1987 Eight From the Prairies: Part Two, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, A National Exhibition Centre and Centre for Indian Art, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

Videography
1995 Word for Word (10:00) Ruth Cuthand and Elizabeth MacKenzie

Screenings/Exhibitions
1998 PEI Experiment, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
1998 Other Tongues, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia
1998 Fragile Electrons: Twenty Years of Collecting Video Art, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
1998 Beyond Tonto, Tribe Inc, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1997 Screening, Video Verite, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1997 Bag Your Lip,YYZ Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1997 Tongue, Truck Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1996 Video Plastique, Centre d’art contemporain Basse-Normandie, France

Selected Bibliography
Adams, James. 62 artists, 120 works, four years in the making, 100 per cent Canadian Globe and Mail, Saturday, May 26 2012
Helterman, Jolyon. Southern Exposure The Walrus, September 2012
Tousley, Nancy. Oh, Canada: National Dreams, Canadian Art Online May 31,2012
Budney, Jen. Ruth Cuthand’s Back Talk, Ruth Cuthand: Back Talk Mendel Art Gallery/Tribe Inc. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 2012
Borsa, Joan. A Seriously Twisted History: Ruth Cuthand Restages Canadiana, Back Talk Mendel Art Gallery/Tribe Inc, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2012
Martin, Lee Ann. Dresses and Dolls: The Aboriginal Women’s Voice in Ruth Cuthand’s Work, Ruth Cuthand: Back Talk Mendel Art Gallery/Tribe Inc, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 2012
McMaster, R. Gerald. Death Songs: New World Holocaust, Ruth Cuthand:Back Talk, Mendel Art Gallery/Tribe Inc, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2012 Visual art
Chase, Penny. Transformation and Beauty, Contested Territories, Indigeneity
Artists Collective March 2011
Gazzola, Bart. Ruth Cuthand, Canadian Art, Fall 2011
Beatty, Gregory. Pick of the Day: James Henderson Prairie Dog, Sunday, May 9,2010
Robertson, Patricia Dawn. Dangerous Beauty, Galleries West Summer 2010 Vol. 9 No. 2
Robertson, Patricia Dawn. Inside the Collection: Contemporary Aboriginal Art at the MacKenzie Gallery, Galleries West Summer 2010 Vol. 9 No. 2
Gazzola, Bart. Beware of Baubles: Beautiful beadwork carries dark message on colonialism Planet S, February 11-24, 2010
Rattray, Michael Frederick. M.A. Thesis: Mapping the Post-Colonial Landscape Project: A Critical Analysis Concordia University, Montreal: Department of Art History, 2008
Garneau, David. Contested Histories, Contested Histories, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina Saskatchewan 2005
Kelly, Amanda. M.A. Thesis: How do First Nations Artists from Saskatchewan Approach Issues of Identity?, Cambridge: Department of History of Art, 2000
Robertson, Sheila. Playing ‘injun’ is no game Star phoenix Saturday March 27, 1999
Bell, Lynne. Remembering and Telling: Stories of Identity and Location MacKenzie Art Gallery, 1991
Richmond, Cindy. Trace of the Ghost Dance MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1990
Robertson, Sheila. Drawings Explore Indians’ Feelings About Prejudice, Star Phoenix Saskatoon, December 15,1990
Crean, Susan. The Female Gaze Changing Directions: A new perspective on Native women’s art Canadian Art Winter 1989
Podedworny, Carol. Eight From the Prairies: Part Two Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay Ontario, 1987
Zepp, Norman. Two Worlds, Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, 1985

Curatorial
2006 “Wally Dion: Red Worker” AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2005 “Watch this: New video from Indian Country” PAVED Screening, Saskatoon and Regina
2002 “Mediating Violence” Public Art Project, Co-curator Cindy Baker, Coproduced Aka Gallery and Tribe Inc.
1997 “Blowing on the Mud: Art of the first People” Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan
1997 “Traversing Tribe’s Terrain” Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan

Collections
University of Saskatchewan
Department of Indian and Northern Affairs, Ottawa, Ontario
Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay Ontario
Laurentian University Museum and Art Gallery, Sudbury Ontario
McKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Art Bank, Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa, Ontario

Professional Practice
Jury Member Canada Council Various juries, including: Art Bank, Visual Short Term Grants, Visual Arts ”B” Grants, Visual Arts “C”, Explorations, First People’s Advisory Committee
Jury Member Saskatchewan Arts Board, Visual Arts Grants

Grants
1985 Saskatchewan Arts Board “C” Professional Development
1994 Saskatchewan Arts Board “B”
2001 Canada Council “B” Grant
2004 Saskatchewan Arts Board “B”
2008 Saskatchewan Arts Board “B”
2011 Saskatchewan Arts Board Visual Arts grant
2013 Canada Council Visual Arts Creation grant

Awards
2013 The Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Awards, Saskatchewan Artist