Monique Motut-Firth is a writer and multidisciplinary artist, 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.
A recent graduate from the MAA Visual Arts program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, 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, Vancouver, 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. Motut-Firth currently teaches drawing and design in Vancouver.