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The Artist

Teresa Marshall

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Teresa Marshall's multimedia sculptures and installations address the absences in the dominant Eurocentric version of North American history.

Marshall grew up in a bi-cultural military family, on Millbrook First Nation, near Truro, Nova Scotia, before studying at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. There she won numerous scholarships and academic awards. Since then, she has earned a multitude of project grants, prizes, and most recently, a fellowship at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis where she was selected for an Internship in Aboriginal Museum Studies. Her work resulted in being named Artist in Residence to the Mi'kmaq Grand Council. More recognition for her work has come from the Canadian Native Arts Foundation, the Canada Council, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and others. Since the early 1990's Marshall has worked extensively as an instructor, juror, visiting artist and lecturer across Canada and the United States. Marshall is also a published poet and playright.

Marshall participates in a wide range of art related activities that focus on issues faced by Native Peoples, with a specific concern for the well-being and celebration of the Mi'kmaq culture.