Alex Janvier, Denesuline, from Cold Lake First Nations in Alberta has been a professional artist for several decades. Janvier is a trendsetter, renowned for his distinct curved lines and use of bright color combinations. His unique abstract style has blazed the trail for the newcomers in First Nations Art, but also Canadian Art.
Starting in 1964, numerous galleries have exhibited Janvier paintings in solo and group shows, both nationally and internationally. In 2012, the Art Gallery of Alberta hosted a major exhibition of over ninety paintings, including very large canvas originals and works that were shown to the public for the first time.
Publishe in 2A Magazine Issue #26 – Winter 2014