About Me

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My name is Patricia Bourque. I am Mi’kmaw First Nation member of Lennox Island First Nation, from Epekwitk also known as Prince Edward Island. Located in the traditional territory of Mi’kma’ki.

Patricia Bourque

Charlottetown, PEI   

 patriciasphotoart@gmail.com trishab223.wordpress.com/ 


Kwe! My name is Patricia Bourque, I’m a Canadian Mi’kmaw Photographer from Charlottetown, PEI.
My work is driven by my love and passion for Mi’kmaw traditional cultural events, live music performances, community events, Island life and the beautiful landscapes and characters around me. I am presently sitting on the board of directors for The Guild and the East Coast Music Association. As a Photographer, I have exhibited at The Guild, the Confederation of the Arts and Eptek Art & Culture Centre and is part of public collections on the Island and in the Confederation Centre of the Arts. I also have work hanging in a Senator’s Office in Ottawa, and in PEI’s Premier’s here in Charlottetown.

2009-2010 Project Management Certificate, University of Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, PEI

2007-2008 Community Diabetes Prevention Worker, Yellow Quill College

Winnipeg, Manitoba

2003-2004 Early Childhood Educator Diploma, Holland College,    


1991 Video & Television Production Certificate, Columbia Academy

Vancouver, BC

Professional & Cultural Experience (selected)

March 2021 Unit Photographer, Ice Walk, Lennox Island First Nation, PEI

 Feb 2021 – Current   Consultant to the PEI Government, Indigenous Art Grant Stream, Art Bank Program, Charlottetown, PEI Jan 2019 – Current Photographer & Community Outreach Assistant, Senator Brian Francis  Senate of Canada, Charlottetown, PEI 

Jan 2019-Current Photographer, freelance, Province of Prince Edward Island, PE

Feb 201 – Current Patricia Bourque Photography, Charlottetown, PE

Jan – Feb 2020 Resident, Mixed Media Arts 101, Indigenous Arts, 

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AB

August 2019 Unit Photographer, L’nuey commercial film set

July 2019 Land and See Workshop, Dave Brosha, PEI

2019, 2020 Juror, Arts Grants Program Jury, PEI Arts Grants, Charlottetown,


April-August 2018 Media Content Creator, FilmPEI, Charlottetown, PE

2018 Music Video, Armor ,Soul Filter, Charlottetown, PE

     June 2018 Event Photographer, Listen, Witness, Transmit, 

The National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition, Saskatoon, SK

     Feb 2015, 2016, 2017 Photographer, Jack Frost Winter Festival, Charlottetown, PE

June 2014-Jan 2015 Official Photographer, City of Charlottetown, Charlottetown, PE

March – April 2014 Multimedia communications, Mi’kmaq Confederacy of P.E.I., Charlottetown, PE

May 2014 Photographer, MusicPEI, music festival, Charlottetown, PE

May 2014 Photographer, East Coast Music, Music Festival, Charlottetown, PE

June 2012-Sept 2012 Photographer, Abegweit First Nation, Scotchfort, PE


September to December 2021, these are our monuments, group exhibition, Emily Critch, Owen’s Gallery NB.

2019           Beyond The Regalia, solo exhibition, The Guild, 

Charlottetown, PE

Oct 27 2018 – June 2 2019 Who’s Your Mother? , Group Exhibition, Lisa Theriault and 

Pan Wendt, Confederation Center of the Arts, 

Charlottetown, PE

Dec 5 2018 – Feb 8 2019 Reveal>Conceal, group exhibition, This Town is Small, 

Eptek Art & Culture Centre, Summerside, PE

July 12 2019 Beyond The Regalia, Solo Exhibition, This Town is Small, 

The Guild, Charlottetown, PE

2016 Spirit Keepers, Group exhibition, This Town is Small,

The Guild, Charlottetown, PEI

2015 My Two Worlds, Solo exhibition, non-curated, The Guild, Charlottetown, PE


Canadian Geographic

Toque and Canoe-paid

Business Elite Canada

City of Charlottetown publications

Mi’kmaq Confederacy publications

CBC Prince Edward Island

The Guardian, PEI

La Voix Acadienne de L’Île-Du-Prince-Édouard


March 2019 See’er, PEI Art Bank, Public Collection, Prince Edward Island.

October 2018 See’er, Public, National Collection, Confederation Center of the Arts, 

Charlottetown, PEI 


June 2019 Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts, Charlottetown, PE

July 2019 PEI Arts Grants Program, Creation Grant, Charlottetown, PE

September 2018 Featured Artist, Ulnooweg, Corner Brook, Newfoundland

November 2017 Security Clearance, Photography pass, Confederation Centre of the Arts Announces Recipient of the 2017 Symons Medal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

2017 Nomination,Visual Artist of the Year, MusicPEI, Charlottetown, PE

2014 Security clearance for 2014-2105 Charlottetown 150 Celebrations with Dignitaries: Governor General David Johnston, L


2020 Lost in Dreams podcast, host Dylan Menzie 

August 2020 Postcards from the Island, Ep 6, Confederation Centre of the Arts, 

Director, Adam Brazier

April 2020 CBC Radio, Mainstreet, Spintime DJ Matt Rainnie, CBC Radio

Feb 2020 CBC Radio, Island Morning, Mitch Cormier Isabelle Zavarise, CBC PEI

July 2019 PEI Artist Grants, CBC PEI

July 21 2019 Strength of Mi’kmaq women focus of new exhibit, Matt Rainnie, 


Sept 30 2019 she is a Human Being, Isabella Zavarise, CBC, PEI

April 07 2018 In The Moment, Lifestyles, written by Sally Cole, The Guardian

Aug 20 2018 Along PEI’s Powwow Trail, written by Patricia Bourque, for CBC 

News, PEI

Nov 2018 Red Dress, Isabella Zavarise, Kevin Yarr, CBC PEI

Nov  2017 A Dream Come True, written by Kevin Yarr, CBC PEI

December 2017 Featured Artist, Canadian Geographic, Canada


2017 – current Board of Directors, Ars Longa Inc., The Guild

 Charlottetown, PE

2020 – current Board of Directors, East Coast Music Association

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