Fiona Chinkan, Maria’s friend and collaborator came to visit this summer and filmed a studio tour with Maria. This tour shows a lot of different materials Maria works with as well as some new and older work and gives a glimpse into process and storage solutions. Enjoy watching it here!
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 will be offering a two-day Multi-block relief printmaking workshop in May at her studio in Dartmouth, NS. Registration is now open for this workshop. To register please contact Maria directly at email@example.com
There will also be a Monotype workshop held at Maria’s studio on May 11th.
To register please contact Maria directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria will be hosting a 2-days printmaking workshop in her studio in Dartmouth, January 26th & 27th, 2019 from 10am – 4pm. Participants will learn how to create a two colour image with the reductive block printing method. All materials included. There are only 5 seats available. Please register by contacting Maria directly at 902-719-5007 or email@example.com.
As part of her exhibition at St. FX University Gallery in September, Maria will also be teaching a Monotype workshop spread over 2 Wednesday evenings, 6:30 – 9:30 on September 19th and 26th. Total cost with materials is $80. Please contact Kate Georgallas to register for the class at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-863-0151 and 902-872-0813
Maria’s Cells, Souls and Personalities body of work will be on exhibition at St. FX University Gallery from September 5th until October 7th. The opening reception is September 5th at 6pm immediately followed by the artist talk at 7pm.
This exhibition includes 50+ hand carved limited edition linocut prints on Japanese paper as well as several prints on fabric, embellished with embroidery. Maria’s Cells, Souls and Personalities Exhibition plays with the question: What if we could view our personality traits and emotions under the microscope in cellular form?
The exhibition can be viewed Tuesday – Friday noon until 6pm at the Gallery.
Upon popular demand Maria is offering two one day Monotype workshops in May 2018. Both workshops focus on Monotype printmaking but participants will be experimenting with different materials in each. Now that spring is finally here it will be fun to play with found plant material and experiment with the image making potential of foliage, flowers, leaves, moss, bark, etc.
The second workshop is going to focus on using textiles, and fibre textures, fabric and yarn scraps to create unusual textures and use this method as a tool to create one of a kind imagery. Both workshops are ideal for people who are sensitive to chemicals and smells as no solvents will be used and the inks are the less toxic Akua inks. Clean up will be with a dish soap and water mixture.
There are only 5 seats in each workshop, registration ahead of time is required.
Please contact Maria at email@example.com or 902-719-5007 to register for one or both workshops.
Maria will be in Boston for the opening reception of the 2017 North America Print Biennial this Saturday. Her piece “The Adventurous Soul” is part of the exhibition and received the Hiromi Paper award. National Gallery of Art Curator and Boston Printmakers’ Juror Judith Brodie quoted Maria in her essay “Outmoded” where she discusses that “the touchscreen culture is leaving many artists hungering for labor-intensive, hands-on experiences.”
Maria’s travel to Boston is generously funded by a travel grant through the Canada Council for the Arts,which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Farthest from the center or middle; outermost; endmost;
76 prints by 30 members of the Nova Scotia Printmakers exploring extremes in print.
Members of the Nova Scotia Printmakers have brought together works on paper for an exhibition, EXTREMEs, at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts (ICCA) in Inverness, Cape Breton, NS, on display for the month of June. Works explore the theme of extremes either by size, big or small, or by thematic exploration such as weather, politics, or the human experience.
EXTREMEs includes works that range in size from etchings on handmade paper 3.5” x 3.5”, up to a 19’ by 15’ frottage of a building on fabric. Exhibiting large scale prints alongside equally engaging small works will show the extremes that printmakers can go to create artwork. Intricate imagery created entirely using carefully placed metal letterpress ornaments, textiles knit, etched, and printed to transfer the pattern to paper, all alongside carefully rendered images drawn, carved, engraved, silkscreened or etched.
EXTREMEs will fill the main gallery of the Inverness County Centre for the Arts for the month of June, and runs concurrently with the Nova Scotia Printmakers’ curated exhibition Intangible, on display in the outer gallery.
Over the last three years printmakers Maria Doering and Julie Rosvall have had the opportunity to organize and hang dozens of printmaking exhibitions as volunteers of the Nova Scotia Printmakers. Both quietly noticed how often printmakers with vastly different imagery and techniques were creating works that naturally fit together in a gallery setting. Small details in form or colour brought a collection together, without any consultation or collaboration happening between the artists working in different parts of the province.
Intangible is a curated exhibition of works in print by nine printmakers, all members of the Nova Scotia Printmakers, ranging from emerging to master printmakers, all women. Each piece within the show explores pattern and texture, and all have that sometimes intangible factor, that natural fit. The prints on display use a variety of fine printmaking techniques, including soft ground etchings, relief prints of found objects, linocut prints, lithography, and solar plate etchings.
Intangible will fill the outer gallery of the Inverness County Centre for the Arts for the month of June, and runs concurrently with the Nova Scotia Printmakers’ EXTREMEs exhibition, on display in the main gallery.
For Photos from the Opening Reception please visit here.