CORRIE PETERS - Instructor at MISSA 2020

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 continually teach her about empathy, activism, change and care. Her publicly displayed pieces are documentation of the artwork – translating what she has learnt to a larger audience. She continually finds herself returning to the craft-based materials and techniques of the matriarchs of her family.

Corrie is living as an uninvited guest with her 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, as well as through residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute and and others. She also won the inaugural Salt Spring National Art Prize.