Libbie Farrell

April 4 – May 1

Artist Talk – April 24 – 6pm @ KIAC

Libbie Farrell (She/They) is an interdisciplinary artist and maker working across textiles, media, and printmaking. Libbie is a settler currently living, working, and finding community on Treaty Six territory. Their practice explores topics of gender, queerness as well as whimsy and humour. Farrell graduated in 2023 from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, and is a recipient of the J.E.A. Crake Performance Award in Fine Arts. Farrell is also currently an Emerging Artist in Residence at Edmonton’s SNAP Gallery for the 2024 season.

While at KIAC, Libbie will be working on a handful of pieces for an ongoing series called “Super Epic Mega Journey Bitch.” The series is composed of a collection of sewn tapestries/quilts featuring campy colourful and strange lady-like creatures. The works are set in an alternative, post-apocalyptic, feminist Florida. The work is informed by Farrell’s love for folk art, folklore, queer aesthetics, and extravagant gaudy women.  Most days, Farrell will be busy sewing away in the studio, making quilts and coming up with strange and unusual ideas. If you see them out and about don’t hesitate to say hi.

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