margaret

 

Margaret Bowes (b. 1986) is a Canadian visual artist, writer and traveler, whose many activities involve exploring the friction between land and identity. Often traveling throughout border zones, resource-based economies and shifting channels, her practice opens up a space between landscape and the contemporaneity of colonization. An ongoing part of her practice involves immersing herself in these first-hand experiences, like fieldwork. For the past nine years Margaret has worked in seasonal forestry in Northern British Columbia to offset the costs of producing artwork. In the process she has become highly attached to, and inspired by, the diverse pockets of nomadic subcultures that travel according to season and economic flux. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Art from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, has exhibited nationally and has had works published in Canada and Australia. She has attended artist residencies at Nes Residency (Skagaströnd, Iceland) and Full Tilt (Newfoundland, Canada).