Mary Longman (Aski-Piyesiwiskwew) is an Artist and Art Historian who has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally for nearly three decades. She works in many different mediums including mixed-media sculpture, installation, drawing, digital media and book illustration. Her works give visual representation to Aboriginal perspective, challenging colonial power structures through personal narratives that contradict official settler histories. She was born in Fort Qu’Appelle and is a Saulteaux band member of Gordon First Nation. Her education includes Fine Art diploma from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design (1989), MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1993), and a Ph.D. in Art Education from the University of Victoria (2006). Significant Awards include Distinguished Alumni, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (2000), Lieutenant Governor Award finalist: Saskatchewan Artist Award category (2012) and the Provost Teaching Excellence Award in Aboriginal Education (2015). Her fine art has been exhibited in prestigious galleries throughout Canada including the National Gallery of Canada, Museum of Civilization, Vancouver Art Gallery, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, and McCord Museum. International venues include the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian, and the Hood Museum. Her works can also be found in the collections of the McKenzie Art Gallery, the Mendel Art Gallery, the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts, and the University of Saskatchewan.