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RBC Emerging Artists Project presents – Darcie Bernhardt


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Darcie "Ouiyaghasiak" Bernhardt is an Inuvialuk/Gwichin artist from Tuktuyaaqtuuq, Northwest Territories. Raised in Tuktoyaktuk where the ocean's harsh winds carve into the Western Arctic landscape. Bernhardt has a special bond created from this ecosystem to her family and sense of place.

darcie bernhardt close up oil pastel artwork

Her oil painting practice has primarily focused on the narrative of domestic life in the North stemming from memories of home. Bernhardt was the featured artist for the Inuit Art Foundation titled Nanuk and Jijuuat Art Toronto in Oct. of 2019. She's looking to expand her practice by exploring new mediums.

Watch the full interview with Bernhardt below.