The mixed-media artist/researcher/educator is ayisîyiniw ôta asiskiy (I am human from this earth), but also is a treaty Indian from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Alberta. The culturally diverse homes that Lana grew up in enriched her distinctiveness and inspirited her curious disposition to explore, deconstruct and decolonize a Western views from a newo iyiniw (person of four) engaged in subjects as diverse as body landscapes, motherhood, grandparents/Elders, Indigenous identity and Mother Earth.
Lana began her training as a toddler drawing on blank empty walls of her many homes to enrolling in the Art and Design program at Red Deer College (1993-1996). She also studied figurative sculpture at the University of Alberta as well as environmental sculpture at Pont Aven School of Art in France (2000). She obtained a B.A. (Honours) in Art and Culture, a M.A. in Canadian Studies and currently is in the iyiniw pimâtisiwin kiskeyihtamowin Doctoral Program at Blue Quills First Nations College where she she researches decolonization, health, healing through parenthood and grandparents.
For more information on Lana please visit www.lanawhiskeyjack.com