Stephanie Fortin

February 22, 8:30am - 10:00am EST. Hosted at Design Exchange

part of a series on Symmetry

About the speaker

Stephanie trained in interpretive illustration at Sheridan College and completed an interdisciplinary BFA with focus in textiles and art history at NSCAD University. Fortin held a full time artist-in-residence position at Harbourfront Centre (Toronto,ON), was a member of The Contemporary Textile Studio Coop (Toronto,ON) and has exhibited work in Canada, The U.S. and China. Stephanie lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

With a strong interest in, and curiosity around colour and process, Stephanie explores relationships between, body, land, and materials. Researching and experimenting with transformations of plants, animals, and minerals into dye, pigment, and form, she is seeking to understand the existence of traditional textile and craft based practice in an urban environment. Her current body of work involves using textile and resist based techniques of; ikat weaving, clamping, stitching and dipping in combination with natural dyes to create abstract tapestries and colour field dye compositions influenced by experiential knowledge and everyday life.

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