Corrie Peters (she/her) is an artist in conversation with social practice, fibre art and installation, among other mediums. Her artwork is building relationships that teach her how to listen to and learn from those often silenced through current systems of power. In this she holds so much gratitude for all those who have, and continue to, teach her about empathy, activism, change and care. The publicly displayed pieces are the documentation of Corrie’s artwork – translating what she has learnt to a larger audience. These are often layered projects that involve time, both as a medium, and as a component of viewing. She continually finds herself returning to the craft-based materials and techniques of the matriarchs of her family in all her work. Corrie is living as an uninvited guest with her extended family, on the unceded land of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples. Her work has been supported by grants from The Canada Council for the Arts, Social Science and Humanities Research, among others, as well as through residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute and Salt Spring Arts Council. She also won the inaugural Salt Spring National Art Prize.
MFA University of Manitoba BFA Concordia University BA in Child and Youth Care: University of Victoria