Michael Belmore - HIDE: Skin as Material and Metaphor - The National Museum of the American Indian - George Gustav Heye Center, New York, NY

Michael Belmore

Michael Belmore (Ojibway), a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, was born in 1971 north of Thunder Bay, Ontario. He holds an associated diploma (1994) in sculpture/installation from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Ontario, and currently lives in the Haliburton Highlands in Ontario. Belmore works in a variety of media including plastics, metal, wood, and stone. These materials are important to understanding his work, bringing into account how we view nature as a commodity. Belmore’s work has warranted numerous awards from the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council, and Canadian Native Arts Foundation.

Selected Artwork

Dark Water (detail) by Michael Belmore  Dark Water by Michael Belmore  Shorelines by Michael Belmore  Origins by Michael Belmore  Flux by Michael Belmore

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009  Embankment, Station Gallery, Whitby, ON
2006  Downstream, Forest City Gallery, London, ON
2005  Stream, Rails End Gallery & Arts Centre, Haliburton, ON
2002  Vantage Point, Sacred Circle Gallery of American Indian Art, Seattle, WA
2001  fly by wire, AKA Artist-Run Centre/Tribe, Saskatoon, SK
2000  Eating Crow, Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective, Regina, SK
1999  Ravens Wait, Indian Art Centre, Hull, QC