WHO IS SHE
A R T I S T
Berrytyance (Summer Tyance) is an Anishinaabekwe from Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek located in Northwestern Ontario. She grew up in Thunder Bay and was constantly being surrounded by scenic lakes, rivers, streams, trees, snow, and the changing of the seasons which inspire much of her art. She is a self-taught painter who sticks with acrylic, but is jumping readily into new mediums such as pastels, watercolour, and bead. Summer utilizes art as a way to connect with her rich Anishinaabe culture, to heal, and to express her spirit.
A KWE OF ALL TRADES
Summer is a recent graduate of The University of British Columbia, a traditional fancy shawl dancer, poet, writer, and in a hand drum group named Moonstone. She is a strong advocate for Indigenous rights and traditional knowledge, with hopes to pursue Indigenous law at graduate school in the near future.