Krista Belle Stewart (born 1979) is a member of the Upper Nicola Band of the Okanagan Nation. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Mercer Union, Toronto; and group exhibitions at Galerie Leonard and Bina Ellen, Montreal; International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn; Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal; Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver; Vancouver Art Gallery; Esker Foundation, Calgary, among others. Stewart holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, New York. She lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Image: Indian Artists at Work. Site specific installation. Referencing elements from a 1976 publication, Indian Artists at Work, the grid surrounds Arizona Heat Wave (1958), a painting by Leon Polk Smith. Ambivalent Pleasures / Vancouver Special, Vancouver Art Gallery. Vinyl and paint. 36′ x 16′. December 3, 2016 – April 17, 2017.