Saskatchewan Artist Featured in NYC Exhibition

Saskatoon artist Monique Martin's work will be featured in the New Prints 2015/Winter exhibition at the International Print Center in New York. The juried exhibition features the work of 34 artists, selected from a pool of more than 2,000 submissions, and runs from January 15 to March 15.

Martin's piece, Never Ending, is made up of 15 Möbius strips of varying lengths that fit together as a sculpture. The piece was inspired by the death of a Canadian artist, Jeannie Thib. The Möbius strips are printed front and back with patterns that link together. Martin says, "The life of an artist is never-ending because the work lives on when the artist dies. Much of my recent work has to deal with links and interconnectedness."

Saskatchewan Artist Featured in NYC Exhibition

Monique Martin is a multi-disciplinary artist working in many media to to comment on contemporary social issues. She has an extensive exhibition history, including exhibitions in Australia, England, France, USA, Hungary, Italy and Canada. She will be speaking at a Boston printmakers exhibition in 2015 about her installation-based and sculptural printmaking work.

As an arts educator, Martin has served on funding juries for the Saskatchewan Arts Board and was short-listed for the agency's 2012 Lieutenant Governor's Arts Award for Arts and Learning. She has received the Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007) and the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence (2009). She also received the ArtsSmarts National award (2013) for the best-realized visual art project in Canada and is a two-time winner of a National Teaching Award for combining art into other subjects.

Above right:

Monique Martin
Never Ending, 2014
Ink on masa paper, double-sided, linocut printed on Mӧbius strips

Photos by Trint Thomas.