Fiona and Maria featured on CTV news Atlantic Live at 5
Fiona and Maria’s collaboration Shared Energies project was featured today on CTV news Atlantic Live at 5. They were interviewed about their project during their residency at the Saint John Arts Centre.
Residency and Workshop at River Art Centre
Maria has been invited to do an artist residency at the River Art Centre in conjunction with Andrew & Laura McCain Art Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol, NB from June 7th – 16th. Visitors are welcome during Maria’s residency at the River Art Centre. On June 8th, Maria will be teaching an all day reductive Relief printmaking workshop. Please contact the Andrew & Laura McCain gallery to register at 506-392-6769
Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan – Shared Energies: Momentum
Maria and her collaborator Fiona Chinkan are bringing their newest iteration of the Shared Energies Project to Inverness, NS. The artists can be visited in the studio at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts between July 8th and August 2nd. The exhibition Shared Energies: Momentum will open at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts on August 3rd at 6pm. To Register for the workshop “An Introduction to Artistic Collaboration & Networking” on Sunday July 29th, 3pm – 6pm please contact the I.C.C.A. directly at 902-258-2533.
Maria Doering – Solo Exhibitions in Saint John, NB
The City of Saint John Gallery at the Saint John Arts Centre presents
Maria Doering – “Cells, Souls and Personalities” and “Internal Dialogues”.
The two exhibitions open today, Friday September 8th at 5:30pm – 7:30pm and will run until October 28th, 2017. Maria will be giving an artist talk in the Gallery on September 20th at noon.
Maria will be the printmaker-in-residence at the Saint John Arts Centre until the end of September where she will be working on a new body of work.
During her stay she will be offering 3 workshops at the Arts Centre, please visit the SJAC website for more information.
This project is supported generously by Arts Nova Scotia and by Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan – Shared Energies Project in Princeton
SHARED ENERGIES: CELLS, STARS AND THE FLUIDITY BETWEEN
Fiona Chinkan & Maria Doering
Spring 2017 Anne Reeves Artists-in-Residence
Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between is a collaborative residency project between New York City-based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia-based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for more than 14 years, Fiona and Maria will be reunited in the studio to continue work on their collaborative drawing project in the Taplin Gallery between April 7th and May 7th, 2017.
The two women have collaborated through different approaches over many years beginning with their first co-curated exhibit in 2006, titled Retrospective on Intimacy, in New Jersey and Connecticut. Shortly after, Maria moved to Canada and they continued to collaborate by mailing their drawings back and forth between New York City and Dartmouth. This ever-expanding body of work grew into the Shared Energies project, which was first exhibited during their studio residency stay in 2016 at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts in Inverness, Nova Scotia.
During their spring 2017 Anne Reeves Residency, Fiona and Maria will be elaborating on an artistic conversation, merging and reacting to both of their notions of space. Fiona interprets imagery of outer space while Maria explores the inner space of the human body. Their work juxtaposes the formation of star systems with human cellular structures while laying in emotional complexities. Their unique styles intertwine and merge in an unexpected explosion of energy through pen and ink on paper. They either draw simultaneously on the same sheet or both artists begin a drawing separately and then switch to continue working on the other’s drawing. The Taplin Gallery will be turned into their studio space where the artist duo will continue to push their explorations to large scale drawings and three dimensional installations.
Anyone is welcome to stop by the Taplin Gallery and visit the artists during their stay. Fiona and Maria are looking forward to sharing their process and progress with the community.
To follow along their progress during the residency online, please visit the artists on Instagram at @mariadoering or @fionac.nyc
The artist duo will offer two workshops:
Artistic Collaborations 101: Saturday, April 22, 1-4pm
In this workshop, we will introduce participants to the idea of artistic collaboration, why it is valuable, and the different approaches artists can take when working together. We will share our own methods, as well as other ways we have seen artist teams collaborate. During the workshop participants are paired up and challenged to work on a project together in one of the many approaches. It is a fun event that people with and without experience can enjoy. All individuals need to bring is their favorite “making” materials (pencils, watercolors, yarn, etc…) and an open mind. It is a fun way to connect with other artists or take an interesting workshop with their favorite art buddy! Supplies included. More info and registration here!
Sketchbook Collaborations: Saturday, April 29, 1-4pm
In this workshop, we dive deep into the idea of sketchbook sharing with another artist and introduce the class to different methods of sketchbook collaboration. We will also explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus living long distances from one another. Participants are paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other´s styles. This workshop is for individuals as well as students who would like to take a workshop with their art buddies. More info and registration here!
Maria holds lunch time artist talk at Ottawa School of Art
Maria will be giving an artist lecture about her work, her process and the project that she printed during her residency at the Ottawa School of Art, on Thursday September 8th, 2016 at noon in the library room at the school. OSA is located at 35 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 1K2. The event is free and open to the public, and will take approximately one hour.
Maria at Ottawa School of Art as Artist in Residence
Maria is thrilled to have been invited to spend three weeks at the Ottawa School of Art in downtown Ottawa, between August 23rd and September 10th. She will be teaching one day workshops at OSA in Relief printing and Monotype, to register for these workshops please visit the OSA website. Maria is also going to give an Artist talk on September 8th and finish her adventure at OSA with a demo-day during OSA’s Open House on September 10th.
To follow her project at OSA please visit her blog.
More detailed information is going to be posted shortly.