Jaimie Isaac is a curator and interdisciplinary artist, member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Treaty 1 Territory, and is of mixed heritage. Currently Chief Curator at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria since September 2021, Isaac is dedicated to making space for womxn, BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ voices, and decolonizing art and cultural institutions. She served as curator of Indigenous and Contemporary Arts at Winnipeg Art Gallery for more than 6 years and has held leadership positions in arts and cultural organizations as well as for many independent projects. Isaac holds a degree in Art History from University of Winnipeg and a Master of Arts from University of British Columbia, with a thesis focus on decolonizing curatorial practice. Exhibitions curated at Winnipeg Art Gallery include Nahdohbii: To Draw Water, the first Winnipeg International Triennial (curatorial collaboration), Born In Power, subsist, ᐃ (co-curated), Behind Closed Doors, organic, Insurgence Resurgence (co-curated) Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant and Boarder X (national tour), We Are On Treaty Land, as well as Quiyuktchigaewin; Making Good.
Artistically, Isaac co-founded of The Ephemerals Collective, which was longlisted for the 2017 and 2019 Sobey Art Award. Collectively and independently, she has exhibited and presented work internationally and has contributed articles and features for Art + Wonder, C Magazine, Border Crossings, as well as essays for numerous exhibition catalogues and forthcoming publications. Isaac was co-faculty for Wood Land School at Plug In Summer Institute in 2016 and serves on the advisory committee for the Manitoba Museum as well as the board of directors for Border Crossings, and is a Trustee for the Sobey Art Foundation. Isaac has been recognized as a Leaders of Tomorrow honoree by the Manitoba Museum 50th Tribute Awards 2020, CBC Future 40 finalist, and Canadian Museums Association recipient for outstanding achievement award in the exhibitions category for the Boarder X in 2021.