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Hawlii Pichette is a Mushkego Cree (Treaty 9) urban mixed ancestry artist and illustrator who currently resides in London ON.. She was born and raised in Cochrane, located in northeastern Ontario. Her work is deeply influenced by her culture, upbringing, and reflects the beautiful interconnections of the natural world.

Her practice includes illustrations, digital artwork, paintings and murals. 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 in April 2018. More recently, she has illustrated two children's book and created murals in downtown London’s prominent Market Lane, Cadillac Fairview Masonville Place and at the Elgin Public Arts Centre in St. Thomas ON. She is also known for a series of Indigenous coloring pages that she illustrates and shares on her website.  


Hawlii Pichette

Visual Artist & Illustrator 

London ON 



The Howl Mural, Elgin Public Arts Centre, St.Thomas ON

Garden of Grandfather, Canada Post,  Albert Jackson Processing plant in Scarborough

We Were Seeds, Indigenous Centre for Excellence and Land-Based Learning, Peel Region District School Board in Mississauga.

Capture the Moment Mural, Cadillac Fairview, Masonville Place, London ON

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


2023     Tricky Grounds, book cover art, University of Regina Press, 

2023     Benjamin's Thunderstorm, Children's book, Kids Can Press, Toronto ON

2023     Connecting for Climate Change course - illustration artwork, Western University, London ON

2022     McGraw Hill, Textbook cover, Toronto ON

2022     Water Back, Journal article figure illustration, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON  

2022     Director Journal, Toronto ON

2022     Nature Conservancy of Canada, Toronto ON

2022     Fanshawe Annual magazine, cover, London ON

2021      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


2022    As One - Every Child Matters story blocks, Hope BC

2021    Timmins Public Library, book bike design, Timmins ON

2021    Wintergreen Learning Materials, carpet design, Brantford ON

2021    University of Waterloo, Indigenous Speaker series portraits, Waterloo ON

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    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 co-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

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


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


2023     Innovation in Teaching and Learning Award, collaborator, Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Learning, St Peters PE

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


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