Audrey Dreaver is a painter, independent curator, museum and fine art consultant, art and art history instructor. She is nehiyiwak (Plains Cree) and her family comes from the Mistawasis and Ahtahkakoop Cree Nations of central Saskatchewan. Audrey received her undergraduate degrees from the Institute of American Indian Arts graduating in 2008 with a BFA Studio (painting, non-toxic printmaking, small metal sculpture, Native art histories), and a BA Museum Studies (curation, museum history, repatriation, Native art histories). Since returning to Canada in 2008 she has worked as an independent consultant and curator focusing on art instruction, Indigenous art histories of the Americas, and exhibit development. She has served on several Councils and Boards including Tribe Inc., the Institute of American Indian Arts Board of Trustees; the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Advisory Council; and the Kitotaminawak Council at Oskayak High School. She is a Sessional Lecturer for the University of Regina, and First Nations University of Canada. In 2015, Audrey completed her MFA in the University of Regina’s Graduate Studies Program where she investigated her family’s language loss in the public school system. Over the past three years, Audrey has worked as an advisor and consultant to Sakewewak Indigenous Artists’ Collective, and CARFAC Saskatchewan, supporting Indigenous art practice through several community-based initiatives.
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