Jennifer Annaïs Pighin

Art from the Heart!

Biography and Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Jennifer is a visual artist and art teacher in Prince George, BC. She is a proud member of the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation with Wet'suwet'un, French Canadian, and Italian ancestry. Jennifer holds a BA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr, a Bachelor of Education - Specialisation in Art from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in First Nations Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia.

Rooted within the community her artwork is often collaborative in nature using a wide range of media including painting, drawing, digital design, mosaic, traditional arts, public installations and much more. Her work was showcased in the Canada Pavilion at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and within many aspects of the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2016  MA. F.N.S. Graduate Studies, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC

2006  B. Ed. Art Education Specialization, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

2005  B.F.A. Visual Arts Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC

2000  H.S. Diploma, Public Education, Duchess Park Secondary School, Prince George, BC

________________________________________

Professional Experience

2016 - present  Community Cultural Outreach Committee, Board of Trustees, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

          Aboriginal Employment Equity Ad-Hoc Committee chair, Prince George District Teachers Association, British Columbia Teachers Federation, Prince George, BC

          Professional Development Committee Member, Prince George District Teachers Association, British Columbia Teachers Federation, Prince George, BC

2015 - present  Advisory Committee Member, The Cumulative and Community Impacts Research Consortium, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC

          Evaluator, Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium, School District #39 (Vancouver), Vancouver, BC

          Trustee Board Member, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

2014 - present  Local Aboriginal Contact, Prince George District Teachers Association, British Columbia Teachers Federation, Prince George, BC

2013 - present  Guiding Collaborator, Health Arts Research Center, University of British Columbia, Prince George, BC

          Co-coordinator of Khast?an Drummers, Prince George, BC

2006 - present  Sole Proprietor of Jennifer Annaïs Pighin - professional artist, First Nations art and culture instructor, various locations in BC

2014 -2016 Indspire Regional Representative, Prince George, BC

2014 & 2015     Visual Arts Advisory Committee (Juror), British Columbia Arts Council, Victoria, BC

2013 -2015       Elected Band Councilor, Lheidli T?enneh, Prince George, BC

2013-2016        Art Battle Participant, Groop Gallery, Prince George, BC

2011  Arts Advisory Committee Member, Welcoming & Inclusive Communities & Workplaces Program (Welcome PG) - Immigration & Multicultural Services Society, Prince George, BC

2007  Young Artist Course Instructor, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC

2002 -2005       Peer Mentor, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC

2004  Lheidli T'ennehBand First Annual Youth Cultural Camp Coordinator/Counselor, Prince George, BC

          Urban Spaces Emily Carr Institutes Ninth Annual First Nations Awareness Day Curator/Coordinator, Vancouver, BC

2000  Music: Fantasy vs. Reality Prince George Art Gallery Young Associate co-curatorial position, Prince George, BC

1999  Ron Brent Community House Youth Chaperon/ Assistant, Prince George, BC

________________________________________

Exhibitions

2016  MakerLab Youth Immersion, Group Exhibition, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC

          The Path of the Paddle, Exploration Place, Prince George, BC

2015  Elapsed, Group Exhibition, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

          North: An Exhibition for the 2015 Winter Games, Group Exhibition, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

          2015 'Ut'loo Noye Khunni ~ Weaving Words Celebration, Opening Night at the Rotunda Gallery, UNBC, Prince George, BC

2014  Nekeyoh: Our Home, Group Exhibition, Rustad Galleria, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

          Live Art Auction, Rustad Galleria, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

2013  The Dugout Canoe Course Exhibit, Rotunda Gallery, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC

          Wings of Time, YXS Gallery, Prince George Airport, Prince George, BC

2012  Idle No More, Rotunda Gallery at the University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC

          Home, Groop Gallery, Prince George, BC

          First: An Exhibition of First Nations Art in BC, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC

2011  Live Art Auction, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

2008  Canada Pavilion, 2008 Summer Olympic Games, Bejing, China

          Sale/Rental display, Galleria Exhibition, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC

2005  Emily Carr Institute Grad Show 2005, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC

Trademark, Tenth Annual Emily Carr Institute First Nations Awareness Day Exhibition, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

          Grassroots, Creative Writing Anthology, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC

          Alchemy, Emily Carr Institute, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

          Anti-Colonial Art Contest, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

2004  Bioneers Conference, Maritime Labour Hall, Vancouver, BC

          Indian, Redwire Magazine Exhibition, Curator: Peter Morin, Roundhouse Community Center, Vancouver, BC

          Scripted, Gallery 69, Curator: Sylvia Borda, Vancouver, BC

          Urban Spaces, Ninth Annual Emily Carr Institute First Nations Awareness Day, Curators: Jennifer Annaïs Pighin and Donald Johnson, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC (Catalogue)

2003  Alluvion: acts of intention and intervention participant, Artist/Curator: Diana Lynn Thompson, Campbell River and District Public Art Gallery 2004, Nanaimo Art Gallery 2005, Two Rivers Art Gallery 2006, BC (Catalogue)

          Re-Rerepresentation, Eighth Annual Emily Carr First Nations Awareness Day, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2002  Bingo, Seventh Annual Emily Carr First Nations Awareness Day, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2001  Foundation Show, Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver, BC

2000  Heritage Fair Exhibition, Young Associates Collaborative Heritage Mural Design, Cross Canada Millennium Murals

1999  Art and Racial Harmony in the Millennium, Secondary School Country Wide Traveling Student Exhibit Exchange, Juried.

________________________________________

Commissions

2016  Skoo Finance Inc. , logo design, Prince Geroge, B.C.

Miyonohk Ayawin Kiskinwahamatowin (a many sided thing): Outdoor education, injury prevention and Edmonton's

First Nation, Metis and Inuit youth project Logo Design, Tracy Friedel, UBC Faculty of Education

        Fraser Salmon Management Council, Drum Painting, FSMC

2015  Strength and Prosperity, Drum Painting, Private Commission

          Mobilizing Youth to Make a Difference Conference Logo, UNBC Health Sciences and Northern Health, Prince George BC

2014  Canada Winter Games 2015 Reverse of Medal Design, Canada Winter Games Society

          Team BC Puzzle Pin, Shirt Sleeve and Scarf Designs, BC Games Society

          Canada Games Plaza Welcome Post Clan Designs, Lheidli T?enneh & City of Prince George (In Kind)

2013  First Nations Art Templates, School District #57, Prince George, BC

          Button Blanket Frog Clan Design, Private Collector, Prince George BC

          Beavers, tattoo design, Private Commission, Prince George

2012 -   2015 Canada Winter Games branding (contribution), Prince George, BC
A Recognizable Face, Calendar Fundraiser Contributing artist with the Community Arts Council and Prince George Public Library Body Painting, Prince George, BC
Nusdeh Yoh Logo, School District #57 Prince George, BC
Reclaimed Mural Project, facilitator/artist of a collaborative public mural comprised of a mosaic of panels by community artists, alley of 1120 3rd Avenue Prince George, BC
Columbia River Salmon, Tattoo Design, Private Commission

2011 Spirit Gate project at Veterans Plaza, a collaborative installation of a mosaic and dugout canoe on City Hall grounds in conjunction with Lheidli T'enneh Elder carver Robert Frederick, Prince George, BC

Lheidli T'enneh Clan Window Paintings, Tourism Prince George, Prince George, B

Kikkino Language Book Logo Design, Prince George, BC

Yus Lai Huni (Wolf Pack) logo, Center for Learning Alternatives : School District #57, Prince George, BC

Life's Circle and Ebolet Halhgai public murals, Creative Fusion Project (Volunteer), Studio 2880, Prince George BC

Stylized Cereus Flower, Personal Logo Design, Charlotte Henay, Prince George, BC

2010   CNC Fountain Project, College of New Caledonia, Prince George, BC

Lheidli T'enneh Traditional Place Name Signs, coordinating and collaborating with Elders and Youth in the carving of five 8?x5?x.5? cedar signs, Prince George, BC

Lheidli T'enneh Logo Alterations, Prince George, BC

2009  Lheidli T'enneh clan prints for gifts, Prince George BC

2008  Initiatives Prince George set of prints for display and gifts at the BC Pavilion in Beijing during the Olympics, Prince George, BC, CA / Beijing, China

2004  Carney Hill Elementary School Mural, Prince George BC commission
SusYaz logo, Prince George BC, commissioned by Troy Young

2000  Portrait Series of Three. John Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi & Martin Luther King Jr. Commissioned by Chuck Fraser, Prince George BC

________________________________________

Awards and Achievements

2016  Q, Alphabet Project, Prince George Citizen, Prince George

2014  Canada Winter Games National Medal Design Competition, Canada Winter Games Society

2013  CARFAC Feature Artist, CARFAC, BC

2012  Prince George Regional Art & Culture Award for Education, Prince George, BC

          LTN Logo Contest, Prince George, BC

          Northern British Columbia Today?s Woman?s Awards, Nominated for Aboriginal Woman of Distinction, Prince George, BC

          Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia : First Nations Careers Council Logo Design Contest 1st Prize, Surrey, BC

2011  Prince George Urban Aboriginal Working Group Logo Design Contest 1st Prize, Prince George, BC

2003  Province Of British Columbia District Scholarship Award, Government of British Columbia Ministry of Education, Victoria, BC

2000  Prince George Alcohol and Drug Services Society Logo Design Contest 1st Prize, Prince George, BC

          School District No. 57 Native Student Services Logo Design Contest Winner, Prince George, BC

          Youth Community Action Youth Options BC, Prince George, BC

1999  United Native Nations Local 112 4th Annual Aboriginal Minor Hockey Tournament Logo Design Contest Winner, Prince George, BC

________________________________________

Bibliography of Publications

Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, ?Graduation Catalogue 2005?, Vancouver, BC, 2005

Johnson, Donald. ?? Urban Spaces??catalogue, Vancouver BC, 2004.

Pighin, Jennifer. ?Four Lheidli T?enneh Families? Experiences and Expectations of Public Education?, MA Thesis, Prince George, BC, 2016.

Pighin, Jennifer. ?Urban Spaces? exhibition brochure/agenda, Vancouver, BC, 2004.

Prain, Leanne. ?Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles?, Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver BC, 2014, pp 128-129.

Prince George Secondary School annual Yearbook 2010/2011 and 2011/2012

Redwire Magazine, January 2005: Vol 7 Issue 2 The Greatest Indian pp.27-28. Vancouver, BC.

Two Rivers Gallery. ?Elapsed?. Prince George, BC, 2016

Thompson, Diana Lynn. ?Alluvion: acts of intention and intervention,? catalogue, Equilibrium Studio, Saltspring Island BC, 2004.

Featured Products

Recent Photos