Kerri-Lynn Reeves is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, curator, writer, and mother originally from rural Manitoba, Canada. At its heart, her work explores the relationship of the social and the material.
( Photo – Magic Jewelry )
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.
Born in rural Manitoba, Canada, Kerri-Lynn Reeves is an interdisciplinary educator, curator, writer, artist, and mother. She holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB) and a MFA - Studio Arts from Concordia University in Fibres and Material Practices (Montreal, QC). Reeves has received awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism, and Canada Council for the Arts. She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Mildred’s Lane, Museum of Contemporary Native American Art, and the Riding Mountain Artist Residency. At its heart, her work explores the relationship of the social and the material, especially as it relates to the construction of social space, the marking of physical place, and the activation of embodied site. With a commitment to blurring the lines between life and art, Reeves earned her MFA in 2016 with her 6- month old child strapped to her chest. Reeves continues to explore the confluences of her art making, research, teaching, and parenting practices.