“Michelle Stoney has a progressive approach to First Nations art that allows for and encourages a wide range of interpretations. She was raised on Gitxsan territory, in the house of Delgamuukw, and is also Cree on her father’s side. The stylistic practices of both her Gitxsan and Cree heritage are evident in her work. She combines Northwest Coast formline (distinctive continuous flowing lines) with the bright colours and black outlines more common in Cree tradition “By incorporating two distinct cultures, I feel I am contributing positively to the future of First Nations art,” says Stoney.
She credits the development of her style to the time she spent studying at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts…..”