Gerald McMaster Honoured by the Canada Council with the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for Outstanding Contribution.
Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Knowledge is thrilled to announce that Dr. Gerald McMaster has been named by The Canada Council as the recipient of the 2022 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for his Outstanding Contribution.
The Canada Council for the Arts Award celebrates the exceptional careers of Canadian artists with the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. These awards represent the most prestigious distinctions for excellence in visual and media arts in Canada.
“Gerald McMaster has curated numerous exhibitions that have been pivotal in changing opportunities for Indigenous artists in this country and abroad, and he has changed the intellectual and creative spaces for Indigenous art within institutions. He has written texts that are essential resources for teachers and students, and he has developed exceptional collaborative models of dialogue and research for contemporary Indigenous art. McMaster has played a critical role in transforming the presentation of institutional collections of Indigenous art and in bringing together the historical and the contemporary to change the conversation around permanent collections.”
Nominators: Sara Angel, Founder and Executive Director (with Jocelyn Anderson, deputy director), The Art Canada Institute, and Aileen Burns, Co-Executive Director & CEO (with Johan Lundh), Remai Modern