Joi T. Arcand is a photo-based artist raised in her home community of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan and currently resides in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. She has served as chair of the board of directors for Paved Arts in Saskatoon and was the co-founder of the Red Shift Gallery, a contemporary Aboriginal art gallery in Saskatoon.
Her work merges the personal with the political through the use of her own family history in addressing her own experiences as a mixed-race Cree/Metis woman. Drawing from her family narratives, Arcand’s photo work connects memory and landscape with humour and nostalgia. Her work has been exhibited at Gallery 101 in Ottawa, York Quay Gallery in Toronto, Mendel Art Gallery and Paved Arts in Saskatoon, grunt gallery in Vancouver, and published in BlackFlash Magazine.
Email: joi [dot] arcand [at] gmail [dot] com