“My greatest achievement has been to make a cultural contribution with my art and mentor and train younger artists.”
Kent Monkman is one of Canada’s pre-eminent contemporary artists. He works in a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance and installation and has had solo and group exhibitions at museums in Canada and around the world. Monkman’s award-winning short film and video works have been screened at various national and international festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Much of his work has been represented in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Museum London, The Glenbow Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. He was featured with many prominent Indigenous achievers on the popular CBC series 8th Fire in 2012.