Sunday, January 4, 2009
Morag Schonken Volume One thru Seven
Morag Schonken has created a poetic and provocative response to the experience of living. This journey is remembered, embedded in her skin. Schonken's pieces are each an awakening of a moment and all with a comment on how we are imprinted by each other, the environment and ourselves. Born in Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, she is a fibre-based installation artist. She currently lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Schonken has a fine arts diploma from the Toronto School of Art. She interned at Propeller Gallery in Toronto in 2006-7. An avid traveler, she has lived and created in Australia, Singapore, England, Africa and Canada. She has since moved to Winnipeg to participate in the Foundation Mentorship program through Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA) as mentee to Shawna Dempsey. Most recently she has shown in The Swag Bag Project; The Exhibition at The Semai Gallery and Fixed/Variable at MAWA.