Charlene Vickers

Charlene Vickers is an Anishinaabe artist based in Vancouver. Her painting, sculpture and performance works explore memory, healing and embodied connections to ancestral lands. She recreates moccasins and blankets with materials that point to current social and cultural conditions in urban First Nations life and combines them with personal artifacts.

Charlene is the recipient of the VIVA Award in 2018, and most recently exhibitions include Where Do We Go From Here? at the Vancouver Art Gallery( 2020), the Biennale national de sculpture Contemporaine 2020 in Quebec, Where We Gather at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art(2020) In the Garden, solo booth with Macaulay & Co. Fine Art at Art Toronto (2018) and Coverings (2018) at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, An Assembly of Shapes, Oakville Galleries, I continue to shape, Art Museum, U of T, Toronto, and Speaking From Hands and Earth, SFU Galleries, Burnaby and Ambivalent Pleasures at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver,(2016). International group exhibitions include: the map is not the territory at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon (2019), Material Art Fair in Mexico City, Mexico (2019), Connective Tissue: New Approaches in Contemporary Fibre Art at MoCNA in Santa Fe, NM (2017), From The Belly of The Beast at Grace Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. (2017), If We Never Met, Pataka Art Museum, Porirua, New Zealand (2016). Charlene Vickers graduated Emily Carr University of Art and Design (94), Simon Fraser University in Critical Studies of the Arts (98), MFA (2013).

Survey of Works 

Thunderbird with Kissing Rabbit, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 4 x 5’
Emergent Beings, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 4 x 5’
Communing With Care, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 4 x 5’
Buzz Pods and Memory Flowers, 2019, oil on canvas, 4×5’
Mating Pods over Illuminated Landscape, 2019, oil on canvas, 4 x 5’
Charlene Vickers, Coverings, installation view, 2018.
Sunken Suns Under Water, 2016, Oil on wood panel, 36 x 60”
Yellow Suns Divide Multiple Pools, 2016, Oil on wood panel, 36 x 60”
How You See and Cannot See Me At My Window, 2018, wood, craft felt, camp blankets, work pants beer cases, cotton fabric, 24.5 x 26”
Sleep Walking, 2016, 1920’s bedroom chairs, beer case cardboard, denim, cotton, blankets, glass beads, letter beads, thread, Dimensions Variable
Singles: Performance Moccs Series, 2018, Beer box, cotton fabric, acrylic beads, and thread
Singles: Performance Moccs Series, 2018, Beer box, cotton fabric, and thread
Charlene Vickers, Kokanee Woman, 2006
Kokanee Woman, 2014, beer case, glass beads, flannel, wool blanket, metal, xerox of Edward Curtis photo, 1920’s wooden chair, dimensions variable.

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