Aylan Couchie is an Anishinaabe artist from Nipissing First Nation in Northern Ontario. In 2016, she received her BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has been accepted as an MFA Candidate at OCAD University where she will be pursuing her graduate studies with a focus on Indigenous monument and public art. She's been the recipient of several awards including "2015 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture" through the International Sculpture Center and the Inaugural Barbara Laronde Award from the Native Women in the Arts organization. Aylan has exhibited throughout Ontario, Halifax, New Jersey, Ireland, and Serbia and in 2018 will see her first large scale public art commission raised 70 feet to permanently overlook the City of Barrie, Ontario.
For more info on Aylan Couchie's installation, click here: By-Products of Assimilation