Cheyenne Rain LeGrande
May 13th to June 8th
This installation is a celebration of my language: nêhiyawêwin, of love and spring. Sâkihitowin ᓵᑭᐦᐃᑐᐏᐣ translates to “Love”. Pink holds a lot of meaning for me. It is my Kokum’s favourite colour and reminds me of the sunsets in Wabasca. Pink to me is the colour of love. I invite the audience to become a part of the work with the use of the mirror. Please feel free to take a cute selfie in the mirror, and love yourself, because you are beautiful 🙂 The the floral design is inspired by Nehiyaw beading. I hope this work brings light, love and joyful moments to folks who see it.
Cheyenne Rain LeGrande is a Nehiyaw Isko artist, from Bigstone Cree Nation. She currently resides in Amiskwaciy Waskahikan also known as Edmonton, Alberta. Cheyenne graduated from Emily Carr University with her BFA in Visual Arts in 2019. She was selected as the winner of the B.C. prize for BMO 1st Art! emerging artist competition and has received the Moment Factory Award for her piece Nehiyaw Isko. Her work often explores the interconnection between history and the body. She works interdisciplinary; moving through installation, photography, video, sound, and performance art.
Documentation by Han Sungpil