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Maureen Gruben Artist Talk
May 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Indigenous Art Intensive features a series of world-renowned speakers throughout the months of may and June. Join us for a series of artist talks, panel conversations and keynote presentations.
This talk will feature Inuvialuk artist Maureen Gruben, who employs intimate materiality as she disassembles and re-combines disparate organic and industrial elements. Polar bear fur, beluga intestines, and seal skins encounter resins, vinyl, and bubble wrap, forging critical links between life in the Western Arctic and global environmental and cultural concerns.
Gruben holds a BFA from the University of Victoria. She has exhibited regularly across Canada and internationally and her work is held in national and private collections. Born and raised in Tuktoyaktuk, she has a tacit knowledge of Arctic land and the rich, as well as the increasingly precarious resources it offers for both survival and creation.