Nathalie Bertin is a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto, Ontario, Canada with documented roots in Nipissing, Michilimakinac & Trois Rivieres. She is of Métis, French and Algonquin ancestry.
Bertin’s art style is often described as luminescent, energetic, bold and colourful. Nathalie’s beadwork style combines traditional designs from her various ancestries, creating a style unique to her identity. She also mixes other mediums into her beadwork such as silk embroidery, quills and fish scales in innovative ways. As a whole, her beadwork has a contemporary feel with a distinct nod to those who came before her.
In her commitment to community, Nathalie Bertin also spends time working in education as a visiting artist and knowledge keeper.
In 2020, Bertin co-created Breathe: A collection of traditionally crafted masks demonstrating resiliency through 21st century pandemic with friend and artisan Lisa Shepherd. The project started as a Facebook group for the purpose of helping artists work through emotions brought on pandemic. It is currently on display here at the Museum until October 2, 2023.