Jennifer Annaïs Pighin

Art from the Heart!

Biography and Curriculum Vitae

Biography


Curriculum Vitae

Education

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

2006   B. Ed.                Art Education Specialisation 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

2017 - present   Co-founder and Resident Artist, Omineca Arts Centre, Prince George, BC

2016 - present   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

2013 – present   Guiding Collaborator, Health Arts Research Centre, 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 - 2017         Trustee Board Member and Community Cultural Outreach Committee Chair, Two Rivers Art Gallery, Prince George, BC

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

2015 - 2016         Evaluator, Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium, School District #39 (Vancouver), Vancouver, 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           Annual 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’enneh Band First Annual Youth Cultural Camp Coordinator/Counselor, Prince George, BC

            Lheidli T’enneh Youth Treaty Council Coordinator, 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

2017   Far Afield, Group Exhibition, Omineca Arts Centre, Prince George, BC

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 Galery, 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   Miyonohk Ayawin Kiskinwahamatowin (a many sided thing): Outdoor education, iury 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, BC

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

2017   Pounamu Taonga (Greenstone Treasure) Award, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC

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

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.

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