Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta. He is an interdisciplinary artist with a BFA with distinction from the Alberta College of Art & Design and MFA from the University of Saskatchewan.
As an interdisciplinary artist, Adrian’s work includes paintings called Tarred & Feathered Bison utilizing tar and feathers as a contemporary material, which speaks to ideas of punishment and identity and Bison Heart a black graphite and white oil paint series of Bison in the winter time. His installation work utilizes residential school fragments as a post-colonial investigation. He has created "Buffalo Boy," a character parody of Buffalo Bill. "Buffalo Boy's Wild West Peep Show", "Buffalo Boy’s Getting it from 4 directions” and “Buffalo Boy’s Battle of Little Big Horny” are performances that re-signify colonial history. Recent exhibits and performances include Brave Seduction, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Beyond Redemption, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Photo Quai, Musee du quai branly, Paris, Unmasking at the Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, “Belle Sauvage & Buffalo Boy: Putting the Wild back into the West”, Plug In Institute, Winnipeg. Adrian recently completed the Canadian Forces Artist Program in Afghanistan, an exhibition of this work is scheduled for June 2011 at Neutral Ground in Regina.