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Year Created

2004

Year Acquired

2006

Cultures

Canadian

Medium

Cotton embroidery

Art Forms

Fibre

Tapestry Moths (or, I attempt from love's sickness to fly in vain)

by: Janice Wright Cheney


Small copy of jwc head shot.crop Janice Wright Cheney

Janice Wright Cheney’s textile-based sculptures and installations consider the fragility of our present state, examine loss of wilderness, and imagine ecological life in the future.

Wright Cheney’s work is featured in the collections of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, the New Brunswick Museum, the Glenbow Museum, and Telus Canada at Telus Garden, Vancouver. Widow, her sculpture of a grizzly bear swathed in roses, appeared in Oh Canada, a survey of contemporary Canadian art, held at MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts in 2012. Her solo exhibition Cellar was presented at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery (2012), the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2014), and at Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge (2015). Her work Spectre was installed at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska in 2018, and most recently she participated in Bonavista Biennale (2021). She has been elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She is a recipient of the Strathbutler Award for Excellence in the Arts as well as the New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor's Award for High Achievement in Visual Arts.

Wright Cheney graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and completed an M.Ed. in Critical Studies at UNB. She lives and works on unceded, ancestral Wolastoqey land in Fredericton NB, where she teaches at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.

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