Aylan Couchie is an interdisciplinary Anishinaabe artist and writer from Nipissing First Nation in Northern Ontario. She is a NSCAD University alumna and is currently an MFA Candidate at OCAD University where she is pursuing her graduate studies with a focus on Indigenizing 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. Most recently, Aylan won a Premier’s Award through Ontario Colleges which allowed her to create and establish a 5 year scholarship in support of single Indigenous mothers excelling in a post-secondary program at Georgian College.
- Social Media Writer-In-Residence: #callresponse, Blackwood Gallery, December 15, 2017 – January 27, 2018
- Article: Anti-seal hunt rhetoric ignores facts and suppresses Indigenous culture, Written by Ian Mosby & Aylan Couchie, The Globe and Mail, October 2017
- Article: Let’s Start With What Cultural Appropriation is Not, Written by Aylan Couchie, Global News, May 2017
- Article: Returning Our Voices to Us: The recent debate about cultural appropriation shows that true reconciliation is not about saying sorry, it’s about listening to Indigenous Voices, Written by Aylan Couchie, Policy Options, May 2017
- Exhibition: “Tonight’s Special: Bannock, Mille-Feuille and Berries”, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON
- Exhibition: Wake The Town and Tell the People, Mana Contemporary, Chicago