Nat Cann is a Canadian printmaker whose projects hone upon the haunting of lands – ideologies and industries keeping afloat Canadian notions of colonial heritage and their subsequent degradations. These notions of commorancy are further expressed through lens based printed matter, material choice, and installations.
Nat Cann has exhibited across Canada, and has gratefully acted as a mentor, instructor, and technical assistant to numerous students and professionals unversed in printmaking. Nat has been granted numerous residencies and his recent print projects have been intertwined with a variety of publications, exhibitions, and research grants. His work has been consistently supported by ArtsNB’s funding programs and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Nat obtained his BFA from Mount Allison University (2012) and now resides in Moncton, New Brunswick, an Acadian colonial city which sits on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples.
2026 Forlorn Visitations, Saint John Arts Centre, Saint John, NB
2024 Forlorn Tales, Ax Centre, Sussex, NB
2023 Our Neighborhood, Antigonight - Art After Dark, Antigonish, NS
2023 Variations, Spicer Merrifield, NB
2023 House and Home, Icehouse Gallery, Tatamagouche, NS
2023 Fuel, Alberta Printmakers, Calgary, AB
2023 Our Neighborhood, Radiant Rural Halls, This-Town-Is-Small, PEI
2023 Reflections, UNB Arts Centre – Memorial Hall, Fredericton, NB
2022 Forlorn, Martha St Studio, Winnipeg, MB
2022 Commorancy, Nat Cann &Danika Vautour, Spicer Merrifield, NB
2022 Game night!, Illuminate - Nuit Blanche Arts Festival, Fredericton, NB
2021-2 Printers Inc., Traveling Show: The Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery, Florence Ville & Bristol; Saint John Arts Centre, Saint John; Sunbury Shores, St. Andrews, NB
2021 Stelæ, Third Shift 2021, Saint John, NB
2021 Roadside Attractions, Gallery on Queen, Fredericton, NB
2020 Recherches en Cours, Espace Solo, Îles de la Madeleine, QC
2020 Colis Suspect: Well-Painted Places, Endroits Bien Peints, Îles de la Madeleine, QC
2019 Third Shift, Ghosts – Constellation Series, Grannan St. Installation, Saint John, NB
2019 Haunt, Saint John Arts Centre, Saint John, NB
2015 NB art bank acquisition exhibition/collection, NB, Canada
2014 The Studio of the Enso, Saint John Arts Center, CG Gallery, NB
2012 Fallen Soldiers, Imago, Moncton, NB
2012 BMO 1st Art! 2012, exhibition, MOCCA, Toronto, Ont,
2012 Mount Allison BFA Graduate show, Owen’s Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
2023 Avert: Summer AiR Program, City of Fredericton – Botanical Gardens, Canada.
2022 CAAF Residency, Calgary, Canada.
2021 Imago Printmakers Residency, Moncton, NB, Canada.
2021 Exhibition Air, Residency utilizing carbon captured materials, Calgary, Canada
2021 Creative Spark Printmakers Residency, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland.
2020 Colis Suspect, Visitation, Magdalena Islands, Quebec, Canada.
2023 ArtsNB Blog: FORLORN VISITATIONS, NB, Canada - Read Here
2022 Akimbo Hit List, Terence Dick, Akimbo.ca
2021 Well Painted Places by Kara Au
2021 Art Ideal Magazine Issue I, Circle Arts, Lyon, France – Read Here
2021 Artist Grief Cards, Artists Literacies Institute, NY, US – Read Here
2021 Shorelines, Third Space & ACAP, Canada - ISBN 978-1-7775189-0-5
2020 Radio Canada, Colis Suspect, Canada - Listen Here
2019 The Gathered Gallery, Haunt - Read Here
2019 Peer Review, The East Magazine, Canada - Read Here
2014 New Brunswick Art Bank Acquisitions, Fredericton, NB, Canada – Read Here
2012 Canadian Art, BMO First Acquisitions, Toronto, Canada– Read Here
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2023 Catapult Mentorship Program, Mentor, Artslink, NB
2023 Huntsman S.T.E.A.M. – Arts Component – Huntsman Marine Science Centre, NB
2022 Atlantic Arts Symposium, Guest Speaker – Artist Residencies, Saint John, NB
2022 Atlantic Arts Symposium, Panel Speaker – Roadside Attractions, Saint John, NB
2021-22 Instructor, Printmaking, Sunbury Shores, St. Andrews, NB
2020-21Catapult Mentorship Program, Mentor, Artslink, NB
2019-21 Instructor, Printmaking, SJAC, Saint John, NB
2019-21 Spicer Merrifield, Representation, Saint John, NB
2013-14 Saint John Arts Center, Portfolio Development Assistant, Saint John, NB
2012 BFA: Visual Arts, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
2022 Career Development Grant, Arts by Invitation, ArtsNB
2022 Explore and Create Grant, Canada Council
2022 Career Development Grant, Artist in Residence, ArtsNB
2021 Greater Saint John Professional Visual Artists’ Fund, The New Brunswick Museum
2021 Creation Grant, Category C, ArtsNB
2020 Career Development Grant, Artist in Residence, ArtsNB
2014 New Brunswick Arts Acquisition Program 2013-2014
2014 Originals Emerging Artist category, Saint John, New Brunswick
2012 New Brunswick Winner of the 2012 BMO Art First competition
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