Wally Dion, Thunderbird (detail)
Wally Dion lives and works as an artist in Saskatoon, SK. Dion is a member of Yellow Quill First Nation (Salteaux). In 2004, Dion graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BFA. His work has typically consisted of large scale painted portraiture sometimes working with themes including social-realism and First Nations class struggles in modern Canadian life, specifically in Saskatchewan. More recent work has involved the use of recycled computer circuit boards for large sculptural pieces. As an active artist, Dion has been met with positive support from both the local and national art communities. He is the recipient of numerous grants from agencies including the Canada Council for the Arts and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. In the summer of 2008, Dion held his first major solo exhibition: Wally Dion at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. His work has been included in several group shows: Flatlanders (2008), Honouring Tradition (2008) and No Word for Good Bye (2006). His work can be found in several rominent public collections including the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canada Council Art Bank and the MacKenzie Art Gallery.
Collection of the Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina
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