Artists In Residence
SNAP Artists in Residence 2012
Megan Stein was born in Edmonton, Alberta and will be graduated from the University of Alberta in December 2012, with her Bachelors of Fine Arts specializing in Printmaking and Intermedia. She enjoys drawing cats, foxes and squirrels, often combining them with human attributes or attitudes. Her love of shiny things often creeps into her work with tinsel, tinfoil and any sort of metallic silkscreen ink she can find. Megan has one cat who plays the main star in most of her prints. She is very excited and honoured to be the emerging artist in residence at SNAP for the 2012–2013 year, and looks forward to continue combining relief and silkscreen methods, as well as decorating the gallery in tinsel next August.
Amanda McKenzie has recently graduated from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of Alberta majoring in Painting and Printmaking. Her work experiments with various printmaking techniques, photography, and collage. The use of fabric, patterns and found material interests her image-making. The work McKenzie creates centers around the notion of memory and how it is fallible and distorted. She is interested in the fabrications individuals make within their own history and how memory is stored within the construct of a home. McKenzie has plans of pursuing a Master’s degree in Art Therapy at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
Eva Schneider has graduated from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of Alberta in the spring of 2012 with an emphasis on Printmaking. Eva has always felt connected to nature and enjoys reflecting this in her art. Also, since she was born in Edmonton she is deeply interested in the city’s visual landscape potential. She is engrossed in all the elements that this city offers such as beauty, ugliness, anxiety and calm. Through printmaking and inter-media Eva hopes to explore a visual interpretation of the Edmonton Landscape by looking at the social, psychological and environmental divides. Working with photography, drawing, and collage Eva hopes to create an image that exposes some of this city’s truths. The technique that she has utilized in the past is a combination of silkscreen and copper etching and will be experimenting further with these two mediums over the next year. This is her first residency and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to work at SNAP over the 2012–2013 year.