Friday, November 13, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Recita Hall November 13, 2009
Mary-Anne McTrowe was born and raised in southern Alberta, where she earned her B.F.A. at the University of Lethbridge. She went on to pursue graduate studies at Concordia University in Montreal, where she received her M.F.A. in studio art in 2001. Her work has spanned a number of different media, and her practice is presently focused on the question of how things that are familiar to us can be made unfamiliar; how a change in context can render something temporarily strange and perhaps even unrecognizable.
Recent bodies of work include the crocheting of cozies for everyday objects and the proposing of ever-larger cozies for natural and man-made architecture, and performance and static work about the sasquatch. McTrowe has been a founding member of three rock bands (most recently The Cedar Tavern Singers AKA The Phonoréalistes with Daniel Wong), has served on the board of Trap\door Artist Run Centre in Lethbridge, and is co-author of the Aut Manifesto. McTrowe teaches in the Art Department at the University of Lethbridge.
McTrowe's exhibition "Crocheting the Database" is currently at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and Decorate and Protect will open at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery later this month.