About the artist

Jason Carter is an Indigenous sculptor, painter, illustrator and public artist from the Little Red River Cree Nation at John D’Or Prairie, Alberta, and a Distinguished Alumni of MacEwan University.

Artist in front of a mural

Jason has major permanent installations in both the Calgary and Edmonton International Airports, and his sculpture and canvas artwork are displayed in many public places (NAC, AFA, YWCA Calgary and Edmonton, Travel Alberta, Wood Buffalo Region, Stantec, Banff Caribou Properties, Microsoft and Canada Goose) and private collections globally.

In 2019, Jason was commissioned by the Museum of Aboriginal Peoples’ Art and Artifacts of Canada to create three paintings (two 79”x29” and one 58”x29”) to be permanently installed in the museum’s entrance.

Jason is the lead sculpture artist for In Search of Christmas Spirit, an immersive sculpture exhibit in Banff, Alberta where he created 12’ to 18’ tall sculptures of bears, wolves, and bison lit from within like a lantern. He worked alongside Banff and Lake Louise Tourism, and Parks Canada, to complete this initiative.

In 2021, Jason created wâpos, another large-scale sculpture installation celebrating the rabbit in Churchill Square, and Winter Solstice, which brought to light the importance of solstice and the passing of the sun and moon in Winter to Indigenous peoples.

Most recently, Jason was commissioned by Hockey Canada to hand paint 150 hockey sticks gifted to the player of the game at the World Junior Championships in August 2022.

Illustration of a lake in the mountains