Felicia Gay has been working as a curator since 2004 and in 2006, Felicia was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Aboriginal Curatorial Residency with AKA Artist-Run in Saskatoon, SK. Felicia has also worked as a cultural worker with various arts-based organizations in the province and has been a sessional and guest lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan and First Nations University of Canada since 2008. Felicia has an MA and a BA Honours in art history with a focus on Indigenous contemporary art and curatorial praxis. She is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Media, Art and Performance at the University of Regina.
Felicia is the 2018 recipient of the Saskatchewan Arts Award for Leadership for her work with curation and advocacy for creating space with Indigenous art and artists. In 2006, Felicia founded and was the Artistic Director of the Red Shift Gallery, a contemporary Aboriginal art space, with Joi Arcand. The gallery was central in addressing issues around colonial histories and violence against Indigenous women and girls, and sharing Indigenous voices. Red Shift created a presence for Indigenous artists within the larger structure of the Canadian artist-run network.
Her insight and expertise has been featured in keynote presentations and essays at the Canadian Arts Summit, Canadian Art magazine and in various publications. In 2018 she curated PowerLines: The Work of Norval Morrisseau a retrospect with coinciding symposium at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, SK. Currently, Felicia is guest curator for the Remai Modern, Saskatoon, SK for the 2020 Art Gallery of Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art.