Anie Toole at Atelier Circulaire, January 2024


Country: Canada

Residency period: January 8 to February 9, 2024

Public presentation : February 9, at 1:30 and 5, space 517

Bio: Weaving and natural dyes are at the heart of Anie Toole’s practice that extends to printmaking, clay and sound explorations. Her artistic research addresses language through multi-layered weavings to extract systems of communication for multilingual speakers. Toole holds an MFA from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a fine craft diploma in constructed textiles from la Maison des métiers d’art de Québec and an Honours BSc in Mathematics from the University of Ottawa. Toole participated in artist residencies at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, the Vermont Studio Center for which she received a Windgate Artist Fellowship, at Stelo/Camp Colton in Oregon and at the Digital Weaving Lab of Praxis Fiber Workshop in Ohio. In 2022, she received Craft Ontario’s Helen Frances Gregor Award, and in 2021, Emerging artist in fine craft awarded by the Prix d’excellence des arts et de la culture Capitale-Nationale et Chaudière-Appalaches. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at Materia and Moulin de la Chevrotière (Quebec), as well as at the Harbourfront Center Artport Gallery and Queen’s Square Gallery (Ontario) during Fiberworks 2022, a biennial exhibition of contemporary Canadian textile art.

Residency project: Anie Toole is exploring a new approach that continues her explorations of multilingual patterns. In a first phase, she will draw the linguistic “portrait” with typography as a medium of expression, based on interviews with multilingual individuals. In a 2ᵉ phase, typographies will inform the creation of patterns for woven propositions.

Basic weaves, Colton Edition, 2023 Ink on cotton paper, typography limited edition of 30 copies (1/30) Hand-woven on floor loom, paper fiber and reed canary grass 28 x 22 cm Photo credit: Stéphane Bourgeois Three technical sheets and their weavings, each representing one of the three basic weaving weaves, French/English/Italian a) toile . tabby . tela b) serge . twill . diagonal c) satin . satin . raso

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