2011 – Jane Ash Poitras

Jane Ash Poitras, RCA, is an internationally acclaimed visual artist whose work has been showcased in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, and can be found in many prestigious public, private and commercial collections. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta with degrees in microbiology and printmaking, and has a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture from NewYork’s Columbia University. She is a longtime lecturer at the U of A and a much-in-demand guest lecturer across North America and overseas.

Jane Ash Poitras, of Cree/Dene descent, was born in the northern Alberta community of Fort Chipewyan, and grew up in Edmonton. Her visual presentation of First Nations has had a tremendous impact on Canadian art.