Moira Villiard is an independent traditional artist, activist, muralist, speaker, writer, designer and filmmaker who, by some feat of pluralism, hopes better our community through these niches. She’s known for her live painting demonstrations at cafes, fledgling businesses, event openings, and in classrooms; a major part of her philosophy is making art accessible and interactive. Stylistically, her artwork ebbs and pulls between the realms of portraiture, illustration and surrealism.
Villiard grew up on the Fond du Lac reservation in Cloquet, Minnesota and is an Ojibwe and Delaware Lenape descendent. She is a full-time Arts & Cultural Program Coordinator at the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO). She currently serves as a freelance writer, creative/community consultant, editor and graphic designer, as well as the Vice Chair for the Executive Board of the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, co-founder of Dream of Duluth: A Global Outreach Initiative (Uganda), and co-director of the Twin Ports-based variety show, A Goody Night. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Communicating Arts with a minor in Global Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Superior in 2016.
Visual Artist, Professional Speaker, Writer, Community Organizer, Teacher