Nahanni McKay . She/ Her


07.24.1994 . IG: @nahanster . Banff, AB . .



2022, Personal Structures Exhibition, European Cultural Centre, Venice, Italy (upcoming)


2022, Solo Exhibition, Little Cabin Gallery, Exposure Photography Festival, Banff AB (upcoming)


2021, Solo Exhibition, Banff Public Library, Banff, AB (upcoming)


2021, Solo Exhibition, Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre, Revelstoke, BC


2021, Local Artist Gallery, Modern Bakery, Revelstoke, BC


2021, Exposure Exhibition, King Edward Gallery, Calgary, Alberta


2021, InFocus Photo, Wild Skies Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta


2021, Local Artist Gallery, Wild Flour Bakery, Banff, Alberta


2020, Loop 14, N3XT CANADA Competition, Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, Toronto


2020, Loop 14, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition, multiple locations, curated by Shannon Bingeman


2020, Homegrown Art Show, Banff Town Hall, Banff


2020, Isolation Gallery, Various Location, Banff, Alberta


2020, ​EXPOSURE Photography Festival Emerging Artist Showcase, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary


2019, Exposure Photography Festival, RITUAL, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Banff


2019, ​Open Studios, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Banff

2018, ​Open Studios, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Banff


2018, Mountain Photography Residency, Project Space, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity


2017, ​Open House, Photo Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver


2017, ​Boobies & Wieners, BC Gallery of Ceramics, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver


2017,The Show, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver


2017, Aboriginal Show; Re-forming, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver


2017, Prairie Social, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver


2016, Pop Up Exhibition, Mitchell Press Gallery, Vancouver


2013, Foundation Show, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver


2011, Through the Lens Photography, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff,




2019, Photography Practicum, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity


2017, BFA with Photography, Emily Carr University of Art + Design


G R A N T S   &   A W A R D S


2020, N3XT CANADA FINALIST, Art Toronto

2020, EXPOSURE Festival's Emerging Photographers Showcase Award


2020, TREX Emerging Photographers Showcase Award


2017, Aboriginal Art Award, CIBC Foundation


2017, Koh-Verchere Graduation Award for Athletic and Creative Excellence

P A N E L S   A N D   T A L K S


2022, Artist Talk: Nahanni McKay, Grand Prairie College


2021, Banff Town Art Call, Jury


2021, Nahanni McKay, Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre


2021, Youth Summit Virtual Campfire, Canadian Rockies Youth Network


2020, Habituate Acclimate, TREX Southwest Exhibition

R E S I D E N C I E S 

2021, Akunumusǂitis : Ecological Engagement Through the Seasons (On going)


2020, Isolation Alliance, Murze Magazine, Digital Online Residency


2019, ​Mountain Photography Residency, The Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity

S E L E C T E D   P R E S S


2021, Indigenous Issue, Canadian Geographic


2021, Indigenous Brilliance, The Room Magazine


2021, Nahanni McKay’s Dream, Katharine Erwin, 51 Degrees North Magazine


2021, Art for everyone: Variety of artists currently at Revelstoke gallery show, Jocelyn Doll, Revelstoke Review


 2021, Nahanni McKay, Local Artist Receives Invitation to Venice, 106.5 Mountain FM


2020, Nahanni McKay, Loop 14, Habituate, Acclimate, Alberta Foundation of the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program catalogue


2020, If you don't laugh, you'll cry, A Bad Photo of Moraine Lake, DIY Youth


2020, Isolation Gallery, interview with Chelsea Kemp,  Rocky Mountain Outlook


2020, Issue Eleven: Yugen, Murze


2020, Nahanni McKay, interview with Alexis Marie Chute, Artsy Monday Blog


2020, Issue Ten: Wildlife, ​Murze Magazine


2020, Loop 14, Exposure Photography Festival Grows In 2020, The Gauntlet


2019​, Land Acknowledgement, InStudio Magazine, Banff Centre


2018, Back Cover, Indigenous Art, ​Buffalo Drum Magazine, Banff Centre