CREE/BLACKFOOT GERALD R. McMASTER BORN–ARTIST AND CURATOR
Born on Red Pheasant First Nation reserve, Saskatchewan, Gerald attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, before earning a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Minneapolis College of Art and Design), and master’s degree in Anthropology and Sociology (Carleton University, Ottawa). As a curator, McMaster coordinated the Indian Art Program at Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, University of Regina, Saskatchewan (1978-81). In 1981, he became curator of Contemporary Indian Art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC), Ottawa, curating: INDIGENA, CMC; Inuit Modern, Art Gallery of Ontario (2011); and Edward Poitras’s Biennale di Venezia exhibition (1997). With the National Museum of the American Indian, New York City, Gerald curated First American Art (2004) and New Tribe/New York (2005). He curated at the Art Gallery of Ontario until 2012. In 2005, McMaster was awarded the Order of Canada and received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award.
Source: Curriculum Vitae, The Canadian Art Database, The Centre for Canadian Art. Retrieved 11/18/2020, http://ccca.concordia.ca/cv/english/mcmaster-cv.html Photo: Uvysdi, 11/2015. Public Domain.