Julia Rose Sutherland, MFA 2019

Faculty in the Material Art and Design program - OCAD University, Toronto CA

In her own words: “I am thrilled to be joining the OCAD University team and injecting my own lived and Indigenous perspectives into the Material Art and Design program.”

Julia Rose Sutherland is a Mi’kmaq (Metepenagiag Nation)/settler artist and educator based out of Tkaronto (Toronto, Canada). Her interdisciplinary art practice employs photography, sculpture, textiles and performance. She earned her MFA at the University at Buffalo (2019) and BFA in Craft and New Media at the Alberta University of the Arts (2013).

She has exhibited nationally and internationally, recently showing work at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska, where she was also a summer 2021 Artist in Resident; the MacKenzie Art Gallery; K Art Gallery; WAAP Gallery; and 59 Rivoli Gallery in Paris, France.

Sutherland is a recent recipient two grants, one from the Canada Council for the Arts Creating, Knowing, and Sharing program, and a second from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Indigenous Individual Project.

She will also teach in the OCAD U’s Indigenous Visual Culture program.