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Dr. Mary Longman MFA ‘93
Mary Longman (Aski-Piyesiwiskwew) is a visual artist and an Associate Professor in Art and Art History at the University of Saskatchewan. Of Saulteaux decent, she was born in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, and is band member of Gordon First Nation.

Longman’s artwork is mix-media with a specialization in sculpture and drawing, and she has recently produced an exhibit of 3-D lenticular prints. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1988 in galleries such as: the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and the Museum of Modern Art.

In addition to her teaching experience, Longman has also held senior academic positions as Dean at the White Mountain Academy of Arts in Elliot Lake, Ontario and Department Head of Fine Art at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in Merritt, BC.

Longman’s academic research includes innovative pictograph digital restoration with advanced photographic techniques combined with decorrelation software. She is currently completing a text for publication titled, Contemporary First Nations Art in Canada and plans to write another text on the Art History of First Nations Art in Canada. In addition, Longman also illustrates and writes children’s books.


Ancestors Rising
, 2006. Bronze and rocks, 5.5 m. circumference.


Elk Woman’s Strength
, 2004. Matrix G, elk antlers, wood, stones, horse hair, glass ball, light, synthetic eyes, teeth and tongue, paint, 114 x 100 x 100 cm.


Strata and Routes
, 1998. Matrix G, rocks, cottonwood, fir and photo emulsion, 153 x 184 x 153 cm.