Shared Energies Podcast Interview

Posted September 22, 2019

Fiona and Maria were interviewed this week about their collaborative Shared Energies project on the Canadian Podcast “In Conversation with Stephen Hurley” through VoicEd radio . If you have half an hour take a listen to the conversation on their take on the role of artists in society today, how they came to collaborate and what they have learned about the collaborative process.

Fiona and Maria featured on CTV news Atlantic Live at 5

Posted July 27, 2019

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.

Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan – Shared Energies: Momentum

Posted July 3, 2018

Shared Energies: Momentum - Fiona Chinkan & Maria Doering

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.

Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering – Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity between

Posted May 17, 2017

Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan working on Shared Energies

Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering have spent the month of April in Princeton, NJ at the Arts Council of Princeton. The two artistic collaborators took over the Taplin Gallery space and turned it into a studio space/workshop for the month continuing their work on Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity between. During this time the studio space was open to the public to visit and the artists enjoyed much interaction with the art enthusiasts of Princeton. The culmination of this project is now on view at the Taplin Gallery until June 10th.

Stay tuned for a detailed blog post documenting the project.

Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering - Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity between at the Taplin Gallery at the Arts Council of Princeton

Shared Energies: Cells, Stars & the Fluidity Between – Exhibition

Posted May 1, 2017

Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan Shared Energies 2017

 

Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan will be exhibiting the culmination of their month long artist residency at the Arts Council of Princeton at the Taplin Gallery in Princeton, NJ from May 6th, 2017 until June 10th, 2017. The artist duo will be holding an artist talk at 2pm on May 6th, followed by the opening reception from 3pm – 5pm.
For more information about the Shared Energies project, please visit here.

Maria Doering & Fiona Chinkan – Shared Energies Project in Princeton

Posted April 11, 2017

Fiona Chinkan & Maria Doering - Shared Energies 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!

Collaboration Workshops

Posted May 23, 2016

Shared Energies Workshops

As part of their collaborative residency at the I.C.C.A. Fiona Chinkan and Maria Doering are offering two workshops all about Artistic Collaborations!

RESIDENCY EVENT SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, May 31st – Artistic Collaborations 101
(Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants,  6-9 pm)
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 will be paired up and challenged to work on a project together in one of the many approaches. This will be a fun event that anyone can take part in with or without experience. All you need to bring is your favourite “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 your favourite art buddy!
Wednesday, June 1st – Sketchbook Collaborations
(Min. 5 participants – Max 20 participants, 2 – 5 pm)
One wonderful artistic collaboration method that we will discuss in our first workshop is sketchbook sharing with another artist. In this workshop, we will dive deeper into this approach and you will be introduced to different methods of sketchbook collaboration and explore how this method works when artist teams live close together versus apart long distance. Participants will be paired up to start working together in small folio sketchbooks while expressing their own ideas and reacting to each other’s styles. This workshop works well on your own or to sign up with your art buddy.
To reserve your spot for one or both workshops please contact the I.C.C.A. at icca.manager@gmail.com and by phone at 902.258.2533
Friday June 3rd 6-8 pm – Open Studio Event
Open to the public!
During this small informal reception, we would like to ask the public to come and visit us in the studio to see the results of our week long collaboration project in residence. We will briefly talk about the origins of our work and what it is like to live in separate countries while still making art together.

 

 

"Shared Energies" – Residency

Posted May 23, 2016

Shared Energies Poster

FIONA CHINKAN & MARIA DOERING
Studio Residency from May 28th – June 4th, 2016
At The Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Inverness County Centre for the Arts is pleased to present: Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between, a collaborative residency project between New York City based artist Fiona Chinkan and Dartmouth, NS based artist Maria Doering. Having known each other for over 12 years, Fiona and Maria are reunited in the studio for the first time since 2007 to work on a large format collaborative drawing project in the spacious studio space at the I.C.C.A. between May 28th and June 4th, 2016.

The two women have collaborated through different approaches over the years, and have exhibited work together in New Jersey and Connecticut under the show title Retrospective on Intimacy. During their stay at the I.C.C.A., they will be continuing a drawing collaboration that began two years ago and has continued through mailing their drawings back and forth between New York City and Dartmouth. Maria and Fiona 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. The artist duo will take this energy and push their explorations to larger scale during their residency stay in Inverness.

During their stay they will be offering a series of workshops at the I.C.C.A. around the idea of artist collaborations and are excited to share their experience and energy with anyone interested. Please find details below.

Everyone is welcome to stop by the studio and say hello. The best time to see much of the weeks progress will be during their open studio event on Friday, June 3rd, from 6-8pm.