Artwork at Astum Api Niikinaahk
Curate by Daina Warren
Arlea Ashcroft is an Indigenous French multi-disciplinary artist from Treaty 1 territory and the home of the Red River Metis. This self-taught artist has received local, national, and international exposure through publication, broadcast, and public presentation. Her work focuses on Indigenous and mixed blood identity, art as activism, the alchemy of mental health and female sexuality told through a punk rock aesthetic. Ashcroft’s motivation to create is based on revealing personal truths, seeking connections to place, and self-preservation as survivalism. She is happiest out in the wilderness, fireside, camping under the stars.