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Colette Listoway self Portrait  

Colette Lisoway Self Portrait  2010  Machine and hand embroidery​, appliqué, upholstery fabric, found linen napkin.  28.5 cm x 28.5 cm

 I moved to North Vancouver from Victoria, BC in August, 2010 to attend the Textile Arts Advanced Certificate program at Capilano University. A Compositional Cloth workshop at Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts with Eleanor Hannan, textile department faculty member, affirmed my choice to enrol in the program. In fact, the concept for my course work grew out of the Holy Cow compositional cloth I had begun during the summer. I revisited and developed this piece throughout the year and continue to work with it now. My previous education has been both formal and informal. I have a BFA , Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I became a feltmaker as a FeltWest guild member, while living in Perth, Western Australia. In Southern India I studied the traditional crafts of rangoli, mehandi, and embroidery at Kalakuteera – Hut of Traditional and Creative Arts in Mysore, Karnataka and was introduced to weaving and block printing at Tasara Centre for Creative Weaving in North Beypore, Kerala.  

 Holly Cow Detail  

Colette Lisoway Holy Cow  2010 – 2011  Silkscreen​, block and monoprinte​d, appliqué, hand embroidery​, reverse appliqué, textile pigment, cotton.  155 cm x 330 cm
Holy Cow Colette Lisaway

During this past year of studies at Capilano University I was most excited to have discovered a new visual vocabulary through screenprinting, monoprinting, machine embroidery and hand stitching.  These techniques have enabled me to explore and express personal narrative. My work is an investigation and acknowledgement of lived memories, personal losses and transitioning identity. Camera captured intimacies are commemorated on cloth. Layers of print and stitch contain emotions unearthed through the physicality and repetition of process.

vacant Chair C L
Colette Lisoway Vacant Chair 2011 Machine embroidery​, freezer paper, cotton. 61 cm x 61 cm

Colette Lisoway's website is current under Construction as of July 2011   http://www.colettelisoway.com

 Cirular Narrative Colette Lisoway

Circular Narrative  2010  Silkscreened, textile pigment, cotton.  61 cm x 61 cm x 6 panels

 


 
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