Hawlii Pichette of Urban Iskwew is a Mushkego Cree iskwew artist and illustrator from Peetabeck Treaty 9 territory who currently resides in London ON. Born and raised off reserve in the small community of Cochrane, located in northeastern Ontario. Her work is deeply influenced by her culture, upbringing, and reflects the beautiful integral interconnections of the natural world.

 

Her practice includes illustrations, digital artwork, painting, murals, and beadwork. She graduated from Fanshawe College’s advanced Fine Art program with Honors in 2017, receiving the Satellite Award exhibition. Hawlii went on to complete a one-year residency in the Emerging Artists Studio Program at The Centre for Creativity (TAP) in London Ontario, where she had her first solo show ‘Road Sign Languages’ in April 2018. More recently, she was one of three female artists selected to create murals in downtown London’s prominent Market Lane. She is also known for a series of Indigenous coloring pages that she illustrates and shares on her website.  

Biography

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Hawlii Pichette

Visual Artist & Illustrator 

London ON 

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EXHIBITS    

2019- Creative Hands, Fiber and Textile Exhibition, TAP Centre for Creativity, Group show, London ON

2018-Road Sign Language: Indigenous Resurgence & Redirections, Solo show, TAP Centre for Creativity, London ON, May 8-26
2018-First Nations Fine Art Exhibition, Group show, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford ON, May 26 - July 27

2017-We Are the Land Light Projection, Solo show, Canada 150, Museum London, London ON, July 1
2017-Resident Art Show, TAP Centre for Creativity, Group show, London ON, Sept 19-Oct 14
2017-First Nations Fine Art Exhibition, Woodland Cultural Centre, Group show, Brantford ON, May 26 - July 27
2017-Coloring Book, Fine Art Graduation Exhibition, Group show, TAP Centre for Creativity, London ON, April 24-29
2017-Pushing Back, Satellite Gallery, Group show, London ON, Jan 25-28     

2016-Missing, Erased, Deleted, Fine Art Painting Exhibition, group show, The Arts Project, London ON, April 18-22
2016-Cut Out, Siskind Gallery, Fanshawe College, Group show, London ON, March 7-11

2013-Northern Artists Exhibition, Group show, Cochrane Arts Space, Cochrane ON, July 1-29     

2008-Peace Hills Trust Aboriginal Art Gala, Group show,  Edmonton AB, Feb 2008

2003-First Nations Art, The Ehkwateh Art Gallery, Group show, Cochrane ON

COLLECTIONS

Painted Table, Covent Garden Market, London ON

Roots of Resilience, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law campus, Toronto ON

Forest City Playground Mural, Market Lane, London ON

Garden of Grandfathers Mural, Fanshawe College, London ON

Storm Drain Project, Ivey Park, London ON

We Are The Land, Fanshawe College, London ON
Coming Together, Fanshawe College, London ON
Phoenix’s Braid, Fanshawe College, London ON
Kanawayhitowin, Ininew Friendship Centre, Cochrane Ontario

Butterfly Tree, City of Toronto, Toronto ON

PUBLICATIONS

2010      Toronto Star cover, Toronto ON

2021      Parks People annual report, Toronto ON

2021      Canadian Wildlife Magazine, Toronto ON

2019      Moose Cree Dictionary cover art, Moose Factory ON

2018      Canadian Art Magazine, Winter 2018

2018      Indigenous Art 2018 Catalogue, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford ON

2018      Red Rising Magazine, Issue 6 Revolt, Winnipeg MB

2017       First Nations Art 2017 Catalogue, Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford ON

ARTWORK AND ILLUSTRATION COMMISSIONS 

2021    Ontario Arts Council, hired artist, Toronto ON

2021    Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, hired illustrator, Calgary AB

2021    The Stop Community Food Centre, hired artist, Toronto ON

2021    Every Child Matters Design for Atlohsa Family Healing Services campaign, London ON

2021    Pillar Nonprofit Digital Illustration, Hired artist, London ON

2021    London Fuse Designs, Hired artist, London ON

2021    TVDSB Picnic table project - Hired artist/instructor, London ON

2021    Arts Panel Jury member, Crafts Project Grants - Ontario Arts Council

2020   Western University, Indigenous Services, hired artist, London ON

2020   Workshop facilitator/instructor - Painting with Infinity School, London ON

2020   Forest City Playground Mural project - Market Lane, London ON

2019    Arts Panel Jury member, Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects - Ontario Arts Council, Toronto ON

2019    Curated 'In Her Moccasins' Exhibit, Positive Voice, London Public Library, London ON

2018    Program Coordinator, Positive Voice, Nokee Kwe, London ON

2018    Birchbark beading workshop, Museum London, London ON

2018    Emerging Artist Residency (1 year), TAP Centre for Creativity, London ON 

2017    Video Projection Mentorship, Museum London, London ON

2017    Advanced Diploma Program in Fine Art, Fanshawe College, London ON

2017    Hired Artist, Around The World: Family Day art programming, Museum London, London ON

2016    Resident Artist, First Nations Centre, Fanshawe College, London ON

2013    Community Arts Project Facilitator- youth mural painting, Native Women in the Arts, Ininew Friendship Centre, Cochrane ON

2009   Beadwork Demonstrator and Workshop facilitator, National Aboriginal Day, Museum of History, Gatineau QC

2008   Beadwork Instructor, The Sassy Bead Co. Ottawa ON

2007    Internship, Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices, The Museum of History, Gatineau QC

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2017      Satellite Award, Satellite Gallery, London ON

2014      Fine Art Bursary Award, Indspire, Ohsweken ON

2008     Emerging Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto ON

2006     First Nations Fine Art Competition 1st place, City of Toronto, Toronto ON