Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter is an Inuvialuk artist and curator based in Calgary/Banff, born in Yellowknife and raised in Edmonton. They currently hold the Indigenous Curatorial Research Practicum at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. They received a diploma in Fine Art from Grant MacEwan University and a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2016.
Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter uses art and humour as a coping mechanism to subtly address cultural displacement, and to openly address mental illness; the lighthearted nature of their practice extends gestures of empathy and solidarity. These interests invite a reconsideration of the perceptions of contemporary Indigeneity and counter the stigmatism surrounding mental health.
Since graduating, Jade has been involved in Calgary’s art scene; they have made work for Femme Wave (The Garden, 2016), Sled Island (Group, 2017), Contemporary Calgary (Oki Y’all, 2017), and are a core member of Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective (2016-present) and a board member of Stride Gallery (2016-present). Recent awards include the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Prize (2017). Their drawings were recently featured in the Summer 2017 Issue of Inuit Art Quarterly.