David Migwans - Multi Media Artist
David Migwans

I am an artist working in clay, sculpture, painting and printmaking. I use a wide variety of mediums in my creations. My works express the spirit of a generation in transition from colonialism to self determination. With colour, shape, form, and texture I am visualising the written and spoken context of this transition. The changes that have taken place have been beneficial and detrimental to Ojibwe culture. I am Ojibwe and my work is authentic in that it speaks from my heart. Some of my ideas come from contemporary sources, current events generally involving First Nation issues but not always. Most of my work documents my personal experiences, personal observations of my heritage and culture and observations of modern society.

I completed a three year fine arts program in 2003, studying intro to Western art history, colour theory, sculpture, painting, and art philosophy. I have been making hand made pottery since the early 1980s. I was mentored by the late world renowned artist Carl Beam in pottery making and have had several shows and displays in various parts of Ontario and Quebec with pottery. My work is in collections in Canada most notably the Bernhard Cinader collection donated to the Royal Ontario Museum, The Ojibwe Cultural Foundation M Chigeeng, The McCord Museum Quebec and private collections throughout Canada and the US.

I live on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada on the M Chigeeng First Nation and I have a home based art studio and work from there.

If you are interested in my work and wish to make a purchase you can browse through a selection of photos of my early and recent works that will be updated from time to time.

Miigwetch, thank you