curatorial, film, photography, textile

Artistic Community:

Ottawa, ON

Date of Birth:

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Yellowknife, NWT



Jocelyn Piirainen is an emerging curator and artist based out of Ottawa, ON. Piirainen has curated exhibitions of Indigenous and Inuit art, as well as worked on film and arts festivals across the country. She has appeared in the "Inuit Art Quarterly" and most recently co-curated "Tunirrusiangit: Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak" at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, ON.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Spotlight: Generations Spring 2019 Geronimo Inutiq and Jocelyn Piirainen
9 Artists to Watch October 2018 Inuit Art Quarterly
An urban Inuk connects with her roots July 6th, 2018


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year 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
Memories of the Future December 4 – 19, 2015 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