Monique Motut-Firth is a visual artist, writer and educator working primarily in paper, paint and textiles. Her current works investigate the use of collage and photomontage as critical strategies for exploring the role of technical images in knowledge production and cultural representation. The resulting scrap-systems link, layer and weave together disparate image cultures, eras and visual signifiers.
Recently she was a finalist for the Vancouver Arts Society Emerging Artist Award 2016, and was a selected solo exhibition for the Capture Photography Festival 2017, CONSUMED, Gallery 1515. A graduate from the MFA Visual Arts program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, her work has been shown nationally and internationally. She also holds a BFA from Emily Carr and a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia where she was awarded the Margaret Lawrence Scholarship for the Arts. Born into a distinctly mixed cultural heritage of French Roman Catholic and Russian Doukhobor, she developed a sense of critical curiosity surrounding pop-culture’s influence on cultural identity. Monique currently teaches Drawing and Design in Vancouver.