Donna the Strange ( – )
Northern Saskatchewan, Canada
Donna Langhorne that goes by her Artist name, Donna the Strange is a member of Fishing Lake First Nations and life-long resident of Northern Saskatchewan who has been painting professionally since 2010. She is a versatile and prolific artist, comfortable in many different forms and genres. In particular, she has become widely recognized for her paintings in the Woodlands style on subjects addressing contemporary issues facing Indigenous people. Her Seven Visions series, completed in 2017, has been on public display nationally in 2019 through the Artists Against Racism network. This series addresses questions of Truth & Reconciliation drawn from the Canadian experience with reference to and in the context of the Seven Sacred Teachings. The series includes the painting For Our Cultural Sovereignty, reproduction rights for which have been licensed to the Centre for International Governance Innovation for its series Environmental Challenges on Indigenous Lands.
Donna has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and the Saskatchewan Foundation for the Arts. Her recently completed project, Common Truths, will be available to be toured over the next three years [2020 – 2022] through the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils.