Annik St-Arnaud is a textile artist based in Tiohtiá:ke / Montreal. Her interdisciplinary practice explores food as material, gender identities and our connection to the landscape. Her work lies at the intersection of textile processes, biodesign and culinary arts. Ephemerality, slowness, connection and the valorization of natural materials are central elements around which she focuses her research. 

textiles, visual arts, portfolio

 "I investigate the possibilities of food through cooking and textiles practices, as a way to bring together two areas of research perceived as feminine with the hope of subverting their assigned genders. My aim is to create non-gendered or gender fluid textiles that can operate in a landscape, in an interaction or as a personal ritual. Using food’s potential to create spaces of radical compassion, where experiences and knowledge can differ and be celebrated; my research gathers multiple beliefs, definitions and identities and allows them to coexist."
 

Education 

2019 

                         

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Major Fibres and Materials Practices (with distinctions)

Concordia University 

Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc

2010                           

 

DEC Crafts  - option Textile construction 

Montreal Center for Contemporary Textiles 

Cégep du Vieux-Montréal

Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc

2006

                           

Certificat  - Visual Arts 
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc

Awards 

2016                           

 

Innovative Fibres and Material Practices Award

Fibres and Material Practices department  

Concordia University

Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc

2015                           

 

Régine Mainberger Award

Fibres and Material Practices department

Concordia University

Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc

Exhibitions

2020                          

 

Déballé / Unboxed, juried member's show 

Articule - Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc. 

2019                           

 

Porpos, Art Matters Festival.

Espace Pop - Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc. 

2018                           

 

Soft Stimuli, Juried group exhibition. 

VAV Gallery, Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc.

Imagining Iceland, Group exhibition. 

Textilsetur - Icelandic Textile center. Blönduós, Iceland. (Catalogue).

Matter of Place, Juried group exhibition. Undergraduate student Exhibition. 

FOFA Gallery. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc. (Catalogue).

2016   

                       

Transformation, Group exhibition. Curated by Concordia Ceramic Student Association                                                 

VAV Gallery, Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc.

Active Member of  La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse. and Articule.  

Residencies

Textilsetur - Icelandic Textile center. June 1st to 30th. 

Blönduós, Iceland.

Bibliography

Keenlyside, Emily. Imagining Iceland, Exhibition and Residency catalogue. June 1st - June 30th, 2018. Concordia University.  Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc.

 

Matter of Place, Exhibition Catalogue. Author: Sophia Arnold. January 15th - February 23rd, 2018. FOFA Gallery. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc

 

PHUMPH, Exhibition Catalogue. March 23rd - April 3rd, 2016. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal, Qc.

 

Web Publications

Victoria Lamas. VAV Expands the Limits of Art With “Soft Stimuli”, “Please Do Not Eat the Art”.  

The Link, Published December 23, 2018.

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