Artwork by Jane Ash Poitras,  Shaman Lady
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Cowley Abbott
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Lot #166

Jane Ash Poitras
Shaman Lady

screenprint and collage on paper
signed and titled in the lower margin; unframed
31 x 29.5 ins ( 78.7 x 74.9 cms ) ( sheet )

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Jane Ash Poitras
(1951)

Jane Ash Poitras began to seek her Chipewyan roots only in early adulthood, after a Roman Catholic upbringing. She earned a degree in microbiology and then went on to study art, completing her postgraduate studies in printmaking at Columbia University in 1985. There she was exposed to the work of American artists including Mark Rothko, Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg, and Cy Twombly. Like them, she layers images and text into multiple narrative strands, a technique she has carried from printmaking to painting.

Poitras has pursued the knowledge and practice of indigenous spirituality for many years, embracing personal, historical, and contemporary aspects of Native spiritual life. She has sought to understand and enrich her own spiritual being through research, the teaching of elders and shamans, and participation in ceremonial life. She has also explored the relationship of personal identity with cultural identity and the history of Native people, integrating these into her art making.

Source: National Gallery of Canada