First Nations: Myths and Realities


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Image source: Vancouver Art Gallery Library Canadian Artist Files

Teresa Marshall
Nationality: Canadian
Born: 1962, Truro, Nova Scotia

Teresa Marshall's multimedia sculptures and installations address the ellipses and absences in the dominant Eurocentric version of North American history. Marshall grew up in a bi-cultural military family, partially on the Millbrook reserve, before studying at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where she won numerous scholarships and academic awards. Since then, she has earned a multitude of project and travel grants and awards from the Canadian Native Arts Foundation, the Canada Council, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and agencies in British Columbia (where she now resides). Since the early 1990s, Marshall has worked extensively as an instructor, juror, visiting artist and lecturer across Canada.

Source: "Teresa Marshall," An Introduction to Contemporary Native Artists in Canada. February 16, 2006.