Charlene Vickers is a contemporary Anishnabe artist based in Vancouver. Her painting, sculpture and performance works explore memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands. Charlene is the recipient of the 2018 VIVA Award. Recent exhibitions include Speaking With Hands and Territories, Simon Fraser University Galleries, Burnaby, Canada; Connective Tissue: New Approaches in Contemporary Fibre Art at MoCNA in Santa Fe, NM; and Ambivalent Pleasures at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. She graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design and received an MFA from Simon Fraser University.