Tashina Makokis is a nehiyaw iskwew artist from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation.
Trained in the fine arts at the University of Alberta and taught beading and sewing from her aunties, their work is an eclectic mix of paintings, illustrations, multimedia, prints, zines, beadwork, handmade jewelry and pouches, upcycled clothing, and handpainted denim jackets. And is the original creator of the moose hide vulvas.
Makokis’ first solo exhibit, held at the femlab gallery from July-October 2017 and hosted by the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Alberta, was featured in a CBC Arts video in October 2017. Their seminal work, The Cancer Series, was surveyed in the Winter 2018 issue of Canadian Art magazine by Cree writer, Billy-Ray Belcourt.
She currently resides in Edmonton with her partner where she is in recovery from a traumatic brain injury.