Kerri-Lynn Reeves is a Canadian arts labourer working as an artist, writer, educator, curator, and organizer.
At its’ heart, her work explores the relationship of the social and the material.
Kerri-Lynn Reeves is a cultural labourer working as an artist, writer, educator, curator, and organizer. She holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Concordia University (Montreal, QC) in the Fibres and Material Practices concentration. As a curator, her interests include post-disciplinary craft, the materiality of concept, place making, community building, and the inclusion of theory and social engagement in art. As an artist, she has created craft based two- and three-dimensional and installation works, as well as orchestrated large and small group socially engaged projects, locally, nationally, and internationally. She has received awards from the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts, and participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Deep Bay Cabin in Riding Mountain National Park, and Mildred’s Lane.
I am interested in how we position and locate ourselves in the world and how our exchanges, social and material, shape our existence and indicate our life philosophies. My focus on the relationship of the social and the material has led me to explore its many facets, including vernacular culture and aesthetics, identity of place, the social construction of space, notions of homemaking, economic structures, systems of exchange, and ideas of value through art works that span from craft-based material works to the strictly relational.