The Art of
Shawna Munro MFA

I enjoy working with traditional crafts and juxtaposing them with humorous, often sexual content.

For the past two years, I have been exploring the relationship between me and my mother through various craft practices. I have been examining the parallel actions we take in our daily lives that are obsessive and escapist in nature. My mother’s obsession is her passion for reading Romance novels, while mine is the repetition and labour-intensive quality of using domestic craft as a medium in my studio practice.

I recently completed my MFA at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB) and am currently developing a new body of work being funded by the Manitoba Arts Council. This new project goes beyond my mother and looks at my relationship with other members of my family and friends.