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Mary Longman in front of Warrior Woman

Biography

Longman is an established artist who has been exhibiting nationally and internationally for the past thirty years. Her artistic genres are sculpture/installation, drawing, digital media and book illustration. Her fine art has been exhibited in the most prestigious galleries in North America. Nationally her work has been exhibited at: National Gallery of Canada, QC, Museum of Civilization, ONT, Vancouver Art Gallery, BC, McKenzie Art Gallery, SK, Remai Modern Gallery, SK and McCord Museum, QC. International venues include: Museum of Modern Art, NY, Smithsonian, NY, and Hood Museum, NH. She has illustrated three children’s books, Jimmy Tames Horses (2012), The Little Duck-Sikihpsis (1999), and Sima7, Come Join Me (1991).

Longman’s fine art works are in the collections of the McKenzie Art Gallery, Remai Modern Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts and University of Saskatchewan. Public works include a permanent bronze sculpture installation at the McKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, titled, Ancestors Rising (2006) and the billboard project, Warrior Woman: Stop the Silence!! (2014), debuted at the AKA Gallery in Saskatoon, SK., and toured nation-wide.

Longman has taught at the University of Victoria, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Native Education Centre and the White Mountain Academy of Arts. Dr. Longman has held senior academic positions as Dean at the White Mountain Academy of Arts in Elliot Lake, Ontario and Department Head of Fine Art at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in Merritt, BC.

Currently Dr. Longman is an Associate Professor in Art & Art History at the University of Saskatchewan and is the president of the Indigenous Art Academy (IAA).