Dana Justine Belcourt (They/She) is a multidisciplinary mixed Cree/Métis artist from Amiskwaciwâskahikan, specializing in paintings, zines, and murals. Their work deals with themes of love, indigeneity, and relationships through symbolism, metaphors, and narratives. Their paintings tend to be focused on specific emotions and personal stories, while their murals and public pieces are often commemorating community experiences. Their zine work allows them to showcase their writing and journaling practice, which is emotive and sentimental. Overall, their pieces are highly personal, including small details and nuances which are elusive and secretive in nature. They hope for their work to be a lens into themselves, allowing others to share in how they see the world.
They’ve recently exhibited at Latitude 53 (2022), Emily Carr (2021, 2022), and Neutral Ground (2022), as well as completed murals in Edmonton (2021), and Vancouver (2022). They’re currently practicing on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. They completed a BFA at Emily Carr in 2023, and are currently an artist in residence at Skwachays Lodge.
2023 Emily Carr University, Bachelor of Fine Art
2021 MacEwan University, Fine Art Diploma
2017 Victoria School of the Arts, High School Diploma
Awards & Honours
2022 Winner, Indigenous Arts Individual Project Grant, Alberta Foundation of the Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia.
2021 Nominee, BMO 1st Art Competition, MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta.
2018 Winner, Artist Project Grant, Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton, Alberta.
2022 BIPOC Artists Exhibition, The Soil Between Plants, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Alberta.
2022 Indigenous Students and Faculty Exhibition, Currents, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, British Columbia.
2021 MacEwan Video 2021 Exhibition, AGA Sidewalk Cinema, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
2021 Graduating Students Exhibition, Fine Art 2021 Grad Show, Mitchell Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta.
2021 YEG Artists Exhibition, Winter Birds, CO*LAB, Edmonton, Alberta.
2019 Solo Exhibition, Selected Works, Remedy Cafe, Edmonton, Alberta.
2019 YEG Artists Exhibition, F**K IT, City Centre Mall, Edmonton, Alberta.
2019 Indigenous Artists Exhibition Acimowin, Coral Plaza, Edmonton, Alberta.
Residencies & Community Projects
2022 Artist in Residence, Skwachays Lodge, Vancouver British Columbia
2021 MAG Mentorship, Maggie Mitchell Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2021 Paint The Rails, John Humphrey Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
Murals & Commissions
2022 Public Mural Commission, Snakes & Ladders, Turquoise Goat, Vancouver, BC
2021 Public Mural Commission, Coyote, Emily Carr University, Vancouver BC
2020 Public Mural Commission, Fabric of the City, Clareview Station, Edmonton, Alberta.
2019 Public Mural Commission, The City, Churchill Station, Edmonton, Alberta
2019 Public Mural Commission, Strong As A Forest, Corona Station, Edmonton, Alberta.
2019 Public Art Commission, Autumn Piano, Westmount Mall, Edmonton, Alberta.
2019 Public Mural Commission, The Stories That Weave Us, Kingsway Station, Edmonton, Alberta.
2018 Public Mural Commission, River, University Station Edmonton, Alberta
2017 Public Mural Commission, Returning Home, Churchill Station, Edmonton, Alberta
2022 Judgement Day, Self-Published, Vancouver, BC
2022 Finishing Business, Self-published, Vancouver, British Columbia.
2020 Water Woman, 50/50 Magazine, Edmonton, Alberta.
2020 Magpie Buffalo, Glenora Zine, Edmonton, Alberta.
2020 i write a lot about it, Self-published, Edmonton, Alberta.
2020 Mixed Perspectives, Self-Published, Edmonton, Alberta.
2018 Billy and the Magic Skate, Self-Published, Edmonton, Alberta.