Nelson White

Nelson White is a Mi’Kmaq painter who is a member of the Flat Bay First Nation Band (No’kmaq Village) in Flat Bay, Newfoundland. His father is a respected elder who was recently awarded the Order of Canada for his lifetime of lobbying for the rights of Mi’kmaq people.

Over the last number of years, Nelson has had his pieces exhibited frequently throughout Canada and the U.S. in both group and solo shows. His work has been featured on CBC’s The National. His paintings are included in public and private collections across North America, including the provincial art collections of Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI , and Nova Scotia as well as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Nelson was the first Indigenous artist in residence at the Rooms, Newfoundland & Labradors Provincial Art Gallery as well as a Resident with Fogo Island Arts. Nelson was named the 2022 Visual Arts NL Milestone award winner. In the summer of 2022, he will do a residency with the Oceangate Titanic Expedition.

Nelson currently lives in St. John’s, NL with his family.

Nelson White, Super Mom, 2022

Nelson White, Super Mom, 2022, oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″

Selected Works


Group Exhibition

the things that we love tell us what we are.

October 5 – November 13, 2022

Group Exhibition


Claudia Brahms, Brian Freake, Erin Hunt, M’Liz Keefe, Nelson White, Jessica Winters

July 14 – August 14 2022