Gail Tremblay

(American | Onondaga | Mi'kmaq, born 1945)

Gail Tremblay is a Mi'kmaq and Onondaga writer and artist. She creates multimedia artworks, installations, critical writing, and poetry. Tremblay is also an influential teacher and advocates for diversity and gender equality in the world of art and academia. She was honored with a Washington State Governor's Arts and Heritage Award in 2001, awarded by Governor Gary Locke.

Tremblay grew up in Buffalo, New York. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Oregon (1969) and a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from the University of New Hampshire (1967). She was a professor at The Evergreen State College in Olympia from 1980 to 2016, teachng English, Native American Studies, Art, and Art History.

Many museums and collections hold Tremblay's artworks, including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. and the Portland Art Museum in Oregon. She is also a writer and poet who has been included in numerous exhibitions and anthologies concerning feminism, gender roles. and the Native American experience.