Shelley Niro

Shelley Niro is a Mohawk member of the Six Nations Reserve. She belongs to the Turtle Clan.

Niro is a visual artist whose work has shown at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), The National Museum of the American Indian (New York and Washington, DC) and has recently exhibited at the Museum of Indian Art Institute in Santa Fe (New Mexico).



2015, 05:00 minutes, colour, English / Mohawk

Robert's Paintings

2011, 52:00 minutes, colour, English/Saulteaux

Shelley Niro Compilation

2010, 37:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Kissed by Lightning

2009, 89:00 minutes, colour, English

The Flying Head

2008, 05:00 minutes, B&W, English


2008, 06:03 minutes, colour


2007, 02:49 minutes, colour


2006, 05:00 minutes, B&W/colour, soundscape only


2005, 57:00 minutes, colour, English

The Shirt

2003, 05:55 minutes, colour, English

Sky Woman With Us

2002, 07:00 minutes, colour

Honey Moccasin

1998, 49:00 minutes, colour, English

Overweight with Crooked Teeth

1997, 05:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Shelley Niro
by Murray Whyte. The Toronto Star, May 21, 2017.
M: Stories of Women: Shelley Niro
by Sally Frater. M: Stories of Women, Oct 2011.
Decolonizing Colonial Violence: The Subversive Practices of...
by Janice Hladki. Canadian Woman Studies, 2006, v. 25, no. 1-2.
Locus Suspectus: where the hidden comes to light
by Kay Burns. Artichoke, Spring 2005, v. 17, no. 1.
Coming to Video - A Canadian Perspective
by Sandra Vida. Locus Suspectus - Where the Hidden Comes to Light, 2004. Calgary: Truck Contemporary art, 2004.
by Kathryn Walter and Kyo Maclear. Private Investigators: Undercover in Public Space, 1999. Banff: Banff Centre Press, 1999.
Transactions: Investigations of postcolonial identity
by Rebecca Garrett. Gallery: The Art Magazine From the Gallery Delta, June 1999.