Kristy Auger is a nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) artist from Fort St. John, BC. She is a member of the Bigstone Cree Nation (Wabasca, Alberta). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Art from First Nations University (Regina). Her current practice combines block printmaking with beadwork. It is a contemporary artistic expression inclusive of traditional practices. Her art explores the relationship between Indigenous language, culture and land. She aims to weave personal experiences and Indigenous worldviews together as a form of healing and reconnection.
Kristen was chosen as the Saskatchewan winner for the 2016 BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition. She was selected as one of 150 recipients across Canada to receive The Hnatyshyn Foundation’s REVEAL Indigenous Artist Award in 2017. More recently she received the Recognition Award in the 2018 Peace Liard Regional Juried Art Exhibtion in Fort Nelson, BC. Kristen currently lives with her family in Fort St. John, BC, where she continues to develop her art practice.