curatorial, film, photography, textile

Artistic Community:

Ottawa, ON

Date of Birth:

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Yellowknife, NWT



Jocelyn Piirainen is a curator, artist and filmmaker originally from Ikaluktutiak (Cambridge Bay), NU and currently based in Winnipeg, MB. Piirainen's educational background has focused on the arts, particularly film and new media, and her current artistic practice primarily involves analog photography. She has contributed to publications such as Canadian Art, Canadian Geographic and the Inuit Art Quarterly. Alongside, Piirainen has designed and developed various exhibitions, curatorial projects, screenings and arts festivals at numerous galleries and artist-run centres, including SAW Video Association in Ottawa, ON and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, ON, among others. In 2019, she became the inaugural Assistant Curator of Inuit Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Miniature art, big stories August 12, 2019 Jen Zoratti
Miniature carvings exhibit captures Inuit traditions July 25, 2019 Sarah Rogers
Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibit showcases Inuit art and communities July 25, 2019 Brittany Hobson


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Small Worlds: Inuit Miniature Carving July 20, 2019 - Feb 9, 2020 Winnipeg Art Gallery
Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak June 16 - August 12, 2018 Art Gallery of Ontario
Neon NDN: Indigenous Pop-Art August 16 - September 30, 2016 SAW Gallery


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Taimani (At that time) 2018 Filmmaker

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April 5, 2019 Profile edited by Jocelyn Piirainen