_Bio Christian Chapman (born 1975, Thunder Bay, ON) is of Anishinabe heritage from Fort William First Nation. Christian has received numerous awards, such as the Ontario Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts as Emerging Artist of the Year 2016, the K. M. Hunter Artist Award 2016, the Hnatyshyn Foundation Reveal Art National Award Prize 2017 and York Wilson Endowment Award 2022. His work can be found in the art collections of the Library and Archives Canada, the Government of Ontario Art Collection, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Most recently, his work was included in the group exhibition Bebakaan/Each is Different (2022), held at daphne, in Tio'tia:ke/Montreal QC.
_Approach Christian Chapman is of Anishinabe heritage from Fort William First Nation. Christian uses storytelling as a main theme in his practice to create his images in painting and printmaking. The act of storytelling has been an important part of his life: it has informed him of his culture by shaping his identity, personal experiences, and worldview.
Photo credit: courtesy of the artist