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Raven Davis (born 1975) is an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) Aboriginal artist and activist living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Davis is a multimedia and mixed media artist, as well as a traditional dancer, singer and drummer.

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Career

Davis was trained as a new media/graphic designer, and worked as an independent contract designer for several years. Davis's preferred visual art mediums have been gouache, soft body acrylic, photography and natural materials.

In 2010, Davis joined the Friends United initiative as an artist and associate and currently sits on the advisory board. In collaboration with Elisha Lim, the artist's work has recently expanded to include short films.

Honours

  • Cape Breton Partnership, Aboriginal Women of Distinction in Business, nomination (2010)
  • Cape Breton Industry Award, Sydney Ports Authority (2009)
  • Filmography

  • “I Still Believe” (2015) Director and Producer.
  • “Spooning” (2015) Co-Produced with Elisha Lim.
  • “Love Never Felt so Good” (2014) Collaboration with Elisha Lim.
  • Exhibits

  • Raspberry Fever. Ex-Libris Book Store, Toronto (1996)
  • Friends United Art Exhibit. Halifax City Hall. (2012)
  • This is My Song: Perspectives from Contemporary Native Women. Huntsville. (2012)
  • People’s Place Library. Antigonish, Nova Scotia. (2012)
  • Friends United. Casino Nova Scotia. Halifax. (2013)
  • Sharing the view. CBC, Nova Scotia. (2013)
  • Indiginesse. An exhibition of works by contemporary Native women. Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, Ontario. (2014)
  • Wagmatcook Arts & Culture festival. Wagmatcook, Nova Scotia. (2014)
  • Assembly of First Nations conference. Halifax, N.S. (2014)
  • Basquiat Idea Bar: Justice. Art Gallery of Ontario. (2015)
  • Map of the New Art. Cini Foundation. Venice. (2015)
  • Personal

    Raven Davis's lineage stems from the Saulteaux Ojibwe Nation of Manitoba. The paternal heritage includes Scottish and Irish. Having a mother who is also an Ojibwe artist influenced the young Raven in childhood. Davis was raised in Toronto and attended Ryerson University and George Brown College.

    The artist is two-spirited and prefers gender-neutral pronouns. Davis speaks at schools and art venues, raising awareness around issues of gender, sexuality, and race.

    References

    Raven Davis Wikipedia


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