Nevada Lynn is an interdisciplinary Métis artist who uses portraiture as a platform for change. She lives and works on the shared, unceded traditional territory of the Skwxwú7mesh Nation and the Lilwat7úl Nation in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.
As a portrait artist, Nevada leverages her creative practice to serve in the realms of social justice, climate justice and Indigenous sovereignty. Her portraits provide both visibility and cultural connection.
In order to create illustrations that move beyond the limitations of physical representation, Nevada uses symbols and imagery that represent the work, traditions, belief systems, spiritual practices, personal touchstones, connections to the land, family and community of her subjects.
Her work has been frequently exhibited in Canada, and this is her first UK exhibition.
Touchstones: Five Indigenous writers share what nourishes their spirit, Digital Illustrations, Broadview Magazine, ISSUE September 2022
Carmen Lansdowne: The First Indigenous woman to lead the United Church talks reconciliation and the way forward, Inside Cover Illustration, Broadview Magazine, ISSUE October/November 2022 Cover Art + Feature, Resilient Roots, Digital Art, Volume Three, 2022
Métis Now: Elders, Artists, and Activists, Digital Art, Perfect Bound Book, Printed by Hemlock Press, 2022
Bizhiki, Resilient Roots, Digital Art, Volume Two, 2021 National Indigenous People's Day, Digital Art Commission, Métis Nation of British Columbia, Vancouver Sun newspaper, June 2021
National Indigenous People's Day, Digital Art Commission, Métis Nation of British Columbia, Vancouver Province newspaper, June 2021
2022, Métis Now: Elders, Artists, and Activists, Solo Show, Massy Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2022, Currents, Group Show, Michael O'Brian Exhibition Commons, Vancouver, BC
2021, Art For Climate Justice, Group Show, David Suzuki Foundation, Vancouver, BC
2016, Plant Medicine, Solo Show, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
2016, Creative Boom, Group Show, Maury Young Arts Centre, Whistler, BC
2013, Mantra, Solo Show, The Zephyr, Squamish, BC
2011, For Ryokan, Solo Show, Axis Contemporary Art, Calgary, Alberta
2011, Art For Tibet, Group Show, Joshua Liner Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
2011, U8, Group Show, Sopa Fine Art, Kelowna, BC