Taylor Trudel & Trey Robinson

Indigenous Youth Artist-in-Residence

In collaboration with 7th Generation Image Makers and Dept. of Arts, Culture & Media

The 2021 Indigenous Youth Artists-in-Residence (IYAIR) program, are Taylor Trudel and Trey Robinson. With limitations imposed by COVID-19, the IYAIR program has been reworked to ensure both Trudel and Robinson participate in an educational and meaningful experience that is also safe for their health. This year, a mentorship program has implemented for the artists-in-residence to receive direct support and guidance from established artists and arts professionals including: Monique Aura, Shary Boyle, Patrick Cruz, Tony Gebrehiwot, Nyle Miigizi Johnston, Amy Lam, Daniella Sanader, Winnie Truong, and Juliana Zalucky. UofT Scarborough Studio faculty Alexander Irving and Sanaz Mazinani are providing further studio support through virtual visits.


The Indigenous Youth Artist-in-Residence Program is a collaboration between the Doris McCarthy Gallery, 7th Generation Image Makers (a program of Native Child and Family Services of Toronto), and the University of Toronto Scarborough Department of Arts, Culture & Media. The program offers studio space, a stipend, access to University resources, events, staff, and faculty, as well as the opportunity to audit courses at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Further virtual studio visits are arranged with arts professionals from the community. The residency culminates with an exhibition of the artist's completed work. Some adjustments have been made this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.