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Treasure Cooper

Treasure is a self-taught Métis artist. Using multimedia, stories and knowledge from Elders in the community, she explores the Métis and Indigenous culture through her art. 

Treasure is proud to be part of the artist group ‘The Northern Crones’ and has shown her work with them since 2018. Some of her public art pieces include sculptures featured on the Total One Aboriginal Interpretive trail at Macdonald Island. They are entitled “Honesty” and “Rose.” She was commissioned in 2018 to paint the “Education is our Buffalo” mural located at the front entrance of St. Kateri Catholic School. A second mural was installed onto Dr. Clark School in 2021 featuring the 7 grandfather teachings and the Métis sash. Most recently, a third mural was installed on Composite High School. Treasure’s beadwork entitled “Solstice” is featured on the cover of NorthWord Magazine Vol. 4 issue 5. 

Treasure has called Fort McMurray home for over 25 years and has raised her family there. 

She is a member of the McMurray Métis and until recently worked as their Cultural Coordinator. As lead of their Arts and Culture Programs she developed the Beading network, Traditional craft, Paint Night, Coffee Cree Chat social group and was instrumental in developing the Crafty Kids Club.

Treasure is looking forward to a new adventure working within the Indigenous communities with Arts Council Wood Buffalo as their Rural Arts Support Coordinator.

Email: Treasure@artscouncilwb.ca