Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Morag Schonken- these are the roots that i've grown, that have grown in me

these are the roots that i've grown, that have grown in me
Morag Schonken

January 1-31, 2008.
She Said Boom! Window Space

372 College Street


Supplementary exhibition multiple available for $2 each. Contact for more information.

“Our bodies remember.
Every part of us remembers everything that has ever happened.
Every touch, every feeling, everything is there in our skin,
ready to be awakened, revived.”

Mary Morris ~Nothing to Declare~

Morag Schonken, born in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), is a fibre-based installation artist. She currently lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Morag has a fine arts diploma from the Toronto School of Art where she studied with Donnely Smallwood, Nicole Collins, and Andy Fabo. Her solo exhibition in 2004 entitled What the Body Remembers at the TSA Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, featured two bodies of work which embraced the use of fibre and traditional labor-intensive processes. Morag has been in numerous group shows in the Toronto area including the annual Shadow Box Exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada (2005 to 2007); Amalgam at the Niagara Gallery (2006) and Art as Books at WARC Gallery (2003). An avid traveller, Morag backpacked through Australia in 2005-06 before returning to Toronto to intern at Propeller Gallery were she co-coordinated their 10th Anniversary show, Propeller Turns Ten. She has since moved to Winnipeg to participate in the Foundation Mentorship program through MAWA as mentee to Shawna Dempsey. Morag was the recipient of the Barbara Barrett Scholarship (2003), Brian Burnett Digital Media Scholarship (2006), and the Foundation Mentorship Bursary (2006).

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She Said Boom! Window Space

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