“Some pray, I paint.”
Deanna Therriault is an Indigenous visual artist based in Fort William First Nation, Ontario. Her spirit name is Giziizikwe (‘Sun Woman’) and her work has been inspired by the Indian Group of Seven, Picasso, Klimt, Frank Frazetta, and her own life and heritage. Her bold ink lines and interconnected subjects are reminiscent of the Woodland Art style, but with a clarity of inner reflection all her own. Deanna is an unfailing advocate for mental health, a deeply personal theme she explores intimately in her striking and eerie Windigo series.