Lloyd Kakepetum (1958) is a Keewaywin first nation band member who was born on the Sandy lake reserve in the far reaches of northern Ontario near the Manitoba border. Lloyd lived for a time in Couchiching at the east end of Sandy Lake, before he moved to Keewaywin Ontario where he now resides and paints.
Lloyd was first introduced to painting by his late uncle Carl Ray in the year of 1977. Although Lloyd was greatly influenced by his uncle's work, he has over the years developed a style that is distinctly his own. He is a self-taught artist working primarily in acrylics. Lloyd shows a talent for delicate pieces of art filled with exquisite detail.
Lloyd is concerned with preserving the Indian way of life and culture. His imagery speaks of the traditional stories of the Ojibwa and his intention is to use art to encourage the telling of the tales in order to keep the Anishnabe spirit alive in today's world.
Lloyd Kakepetum is the heir apparent to his uncle Carl Ray - a man whose untimely death deprived the world of an imaginative and unique talent. Fortunately that talent is amply displayed in Lloyd's artwork.
Lloyd has exhibited his work in several group exhibitions in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay and has had solo exhibitions in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg.
A listed Canadian artist his work is in the collection of the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.