Of this land, Jerry Evans is a Mi’kmaq Visual Artist born and raised in central Newfoundland. Jerry is dedicated to the preservation, reclamation, and continued growth of Indigenous communities across Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland) and the Big Land (Labrador). Working primarily as a painter and printmaker, Jerry incorporates his experience in film, design, and traditional hand poke tattooing to transcend Western ideologies as a means of expression and gift exchange. Jerry’s practice is deeply rooted in his Mi’kmaq heritage and comes alive in the creation of his own regalia for powwow dancing and in his commitment to sharing and learning with communities all over Mi’kma’ki. Jerry’s time at St. Michael’s Printshop as Master Printmaker and technician lead him to work alongside renown Newfoundland artists. His prolific lithographic work has been exhibited nationally and is held in private and public collections internationally. Receiving grants from the Canada Council and the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Jerry is working to develop and deepen his collaborative creative practice and research creation in rural communities.