Marguerite Laliberte (Drum Walker) is a multi-disciplinary artist
from the Plains Cree Nation of GreenLake, Saskatchewan. Marguerite comes from a long
history of artistic expression. Her Grandmother, Isabella Bishop, was a skillful
beadworker, basket maker and hunter.
Marguerite's interest in art first began when she was a
young child, then became a survival tool during a traumatic childhood. In High School, she
received her first experience with formal art instruction. After High School, Marguerite's
skills in artistic practices were mostly self-taught and self-motivated.
Prior to attending Langara Community College in 1988, she
furthered her development by attending sessions at Basic Inquiry Studios. In 1991,
Marguerite attended Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design with her concentrations on
Ceramics and Drawing.
Currently Marguerite works as a Drug and Alcohol Youth
Counselor with Nisha Child and Family Society while she continues to take an occasional
drawing class at Emily Carr. Presently, Marguerite is examining techniques in drawing and
painting, exploring the idea of capturing the essence of energy. She intends to
participate in further exhibits.