Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency, and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory. Her work is held in the Indigenous Art Center Collection in Gatineau, Quebec. In 2016, Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in performance.

Artist Code: 2057


Working In

2020, 05:09 minutes, colour, English, with English subtitles

Shifting Focus

2019, 03:40 minutes, colour

Inside Voices

2016, 06:00 minutes, colour, English


2015, 04:30 minutes, colour, No language, subtle location sound only

mnemonic memory | Logan Square

2014, 06:05 minutes, colour, No language, sound in the last minute of the video

Writing Landscape

2010, 04:15 minutes, colour, Sound, No language

Qanu or How To Shoot A Gun

2009, 02:03 minutes, colour, English and Inuktitut

Critical Writing