Kristin Snowbird is an upcoming photographer and filmmaker of Cree/Ojibwe descent. Currently she is working at her first film SWEAT, funded by Winnipeg Film Group under the grant for women artist Mosaic. She is also in the one year mentorship program for women artist at MAWA, working one on one with Natalia Lebedinskaia, Curator at Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.
Snowbird’s work can be described as a continuous questioning and understanding of the way in which her tradition as a First Nation woman influences the way she conceptualizes art. With an interest in creating art as a way of understanding the nature of being as a First Nation woman artist. One pivotal aspect of the work she is creating is the traditional labor of beading and how it can be applied to different mediums of art, while researching these approaches though film, photography, and performance. Snowbird uses art as a process of making a difference in the understanding of her culture, with its stories, traditions, and the historical and personal trauma.