Paityn Savoie


Phone: 587.573.4090

Paityn Savoie

I am a two-spirit illustrator with ancestral roots in both Métis and Cree bands. I grew up in both Treaty No.1 (Winnipeg, MB) and Treaty No.7 (Calgary, AB); but am currently residing in Treaty No.7 (Calgary, AB). I hold a bachelor’s degree in illustration design and a minor in printmaking from Alberta University of the Arts.

My art is informed by my Indigenous heritage, my connection to the natural world and the spiritual essence of the Creator. Drawing from the traditions of Cree woodland art and the intricate beauty of Métis beadwork, my style is a unique synthesis, enriched by my illustration skills.

My artistic ideals extend beyond creative expression as I am dedicated to education and advocacy, utilizing my art to illuminate the ongoing challenges faced by Indigenous communities living in a colonial society. Through my art, I aim to promote a greater understanding of these complex issues.

My name “W POHSPYII” is derived from the Michif Language, signifying “rabbit’s foot”. This symbol serves as a homage to my artistic journey and a reflection of fortuitousness I feel in being able to disseminate my art.

By actively maintaining a prominent Indigenous presence in Treaty No.7 and engaging with my community, I have successfully grown a dedicated audience, facilitating educational opportunities related to my art and fostering a sense of unity within the community.

My artistic creations are rooted in my fundamental values: cultural preservation, active engagement within the local community, commitment to inclusivity to a wide range of peoples, while maintaining a high quality art that continues to be sustainable for years to come.

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