Connie Morey, B.F.A. (Visual Arts)., M.Ed (Art Education)., PhD
University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
Keywords that describe my practice:
Inclusive practice; politics of marginalization; collaborative pedagogy; community-engagement; attention; practice-based research; arts-based research; post-colonial & feminist ethics; eco-communities; imagination; sculpture; installation; performance; contemporary craft
Connie Michele Morey is a teacher, artist, writer and curator whose work explores community-based practice and the politics of marginalization. Her studio practice focuses on materials and practices that embody interdependent cultural meanings related to gender and ecology through sculpture, installation, contemporary craft, performance & critical-creative writing. Her work is influenced by her childhood experiences living in rural settings surrounded by family traditions of masonry, construction, craft and textiles. Connie received her BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Lethbridge, completed graduate work in Art History, an M.Ed. in Art Education and recently a studio-based PhD at the University of Victoria. She teaches courses and workshops at the University of Victoria and Vancouver Island School of Art and has exhibited and performed locally, across Canada and overseas in Europe, Australia and Malaysia.
Recent projects include: Resonance, Ecology & Imagination (SSHRC funded), Ecology of Marks (Collaborative research project with artist Rachel Hellner), ARTSTANCE (an online space for experimental art-writing-video collaborations) and arc-hive (with artist Laura Feeleus) - a community-based artist run centre and studios to open in January 2017 in Victoria, B.C.)), in addition to other community-based curatorial & research projects.