“Congratulations to Lauren on being selected as Alberta’s first Artist in Residence. Lauren is an excellent choice to act as representative and advocate for Alberta’s artists this year. I am very excited to see the results of her work, both in the studio and in Alberta’s communities.” – Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
- travel to communities across Alberta to promote the importance of artists and the arts;
- attend cultural events like Alberta Culture Days and the Lieutenant Governor’s Art Awards; and
- create a painted collage of Alberta using portraits and Indigenous languages to highlight Indigenous stories across the province.
“My practice is heavily informed by volunteering in community radio for years and working with youth in Edmonton’s inner city. I look forward to beginning this residency and meeting artists across Alberta to paint a portrait that threads stories and history together. Being given the opportunity to further pursue and broaden my practice in this way is a great honour and I can’t wait to share the journey and process with everyone.” – Lauren Crazybull, Alberta’s artist in residence