Mi'gmaq nation artist
A member of the Listuguj Migmaq First Nation Band in Gaspe Quebec, Jonathan’s talent was recognized early in childhood and was further nurtured by attending Dawson College Fine Art Program. He also attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where he majored in print making and painting.
His art has been on display throughout Canada and is on permanent display at the Gallery of Fine Art in Halifax, NS. His cultural heritage and strong focus on his art bring together a sense of colour and style distinctive in method and view.
Emphasizing aboriginal stereotypes and native art in modern culture, his art attempts to examine where native art fits into society and in contrast, to where a native artist fits into the art world. His larger than life depictions of indigenous peoples speak to his passion for both art and his native heritage.
Jonathan Labillois currently resides in Victoria, BC, Canada where he continues to expand his body of work and subject matter