Kaia’tanó:ron Dumoulin Bush is an Onkwehonwe/French-Canadian illustrator and visual artist from Oshahrhè:'on* (Chateauguay), Quebec. She completed her BFA in Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University in December 2018 and has previously obtained DECs in Fine Arts and Illustration & Design from Montreal's Dawson College. 

She loves collaborating with clients who seek to enrich Indigenous communities and empower Indigenous youth. Since 2012, Kaia’tanó:ron has worked with the Encore! Sistema after school and summer camp programs based out of Karonhianonhnha School in Kahnawake, Qc. as a music and visual arts educator teaching students from grades two to six. Freelancing has allowed her to collaborate with various organizations from Montreal, to Toronto, and in-between such as Jumblies Theatre Company, Onsite Gallery, and Concordia University's AbTeC lab. In 2017, she participated in Toronto’s Nuit Blanche in partnership with Deanna Bowen and Syrus Marcus Ware of Black Lives Matter, in Won’t Back Down - one of NOW Toronto’s top 10 must-see shows at Nuit Blanche 2017. In the summer of 2018, she celebrated the publication of her first graphic novel and trilingual (Kanien’kehá, French, and English) picture dictionary - Hé:, Ahsennénhkha! (Bravo, le Milieu! -Yay, Middle!) published by Kawennakátste’ Mohawk Language Arts. 

Her artistic practice is diverse, including but not limited to illustration, graphic design, painting, sculpture, and curation. She served as the co-president of the Indigenous Student Association at OCAD University and was the elected Indigenous Student Representative on the OCAD U Student Union. During this time she undertook multiple curatorial projects in order to provide her fellow Indigenous students with the opportunity to experience exhibiting their work in a gallery setting. Since 2015, she has co-curated six exhibitions, Inheritance (Dawson College), Primitive (OCAD University), Tewá:ko-Dagoshin-Otiacicoh-Takoshin-Bagamaawaniidiwag (Arrive), Terra Incognita (Daniels Spectrum), Flux Refusal (OCAD University), and her first solo-exhibition: TOO MUCH NOT ENOUGH (OCAD University). 

*Place names sourced from Decolonialatlas.wordpress.com

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