The Native Art Gallery showcases a wide variety of artwork created by well-known Native artists and is the heart and soul of the entire Native Renaissance experience. Located upstairs, the gallery features the prolific work of Native North American Mohawk, Thomas B. Maracle, whose creations in stone, wood, and corn husks are prized components of collections throughout Canada and many other parts of the world—including England, France, Germany, and the United StatesExplore Artwork
Betty Albert (Cree) - pen and ink, acrylic | Rick Beaver (Ojibway) - gouache, acrylic | Kirk Brant (Mohawk) - mixed media | Suzanne Brant (Mohawk) - acrylic | Kurt Flett (Oji-Cree) - acrylic | Amy Keller-Rempp (Métis) - acrylic, oil, airbrush | Rebecca Maracle (Mohawk) - feathers | Tonya Maracle (Mohawk) - leather | Bruce Morrisseau (Ojibway) - acrylic | Norval Morrisseau (Ojibway) - acrylic | Maxine Noel (Oglala Sioux) - acrylic | Dawn Oman (Métis) - acrylic | Jim Oskineegish (Ojibway) - acrylic | Frank Polson (Algonquin) - acrylic | Felix Thomas (Unknown/Adopted) - pen and ink | Cecil Youngfox (Ojibway/Métis) - acrylic
If you are a Native artist, craftsperson, or musician and would like to explore the possibility of being associated with Native Renaissance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-613-396-3255.
In creating and building up Native Renaissance, the multifaceted establishment that is the outward expression of his commitment to North American Native arts and culture, Thomas Maracle has proven himself to be a visionary living and acting far ahead of his time.
As an internationally acclaimed Native artist of long-standing, Thomas has been sculpting his culture and its stories and placing these works of art before the eyes of people from all over the world for the last 40 years.
Today, the North American Native art scene is exploding with creative energy. Native voices and talents that not very long ago were unheard and unacknowledged are now pouring forth on the world stage and giving us visual art, music, film, dance, theatre, and literature that is searing in its honesty and stirring in its potency.
In a time that has finally come, we hear singer/musician Jeremy Dutcher’s recognition of the rising presence of Native talent when he proclaimed in his Polaris prize acceptance speech, “Canada, you are in the midst of Indigenous renaissance.”
Native artists like Inuit throat singer turned author Tana Tagaq, and Oji-Cree two-spirit writer Joshua Whitehead (whose books both made the Giller Prize 2018 long list), will undoubtedly agree with Dutcher’s assessment of the remarkable time we are all living in. A remarkable time that Native North American artists are becoming freer and freer to whirl faster and fast in—and thereby join those path-blazing artists, like Thomas B. Maracle, who have been expecting them.
Thank-you for visiting our website. We appreciate the time and attention that you have given us as well as your interest in Native North American art and culture. Native Renaissance is more than a place, it is an ever-expanding experience. Please feel welcome to drop by often.- Thomas B. Maracle