The Harcourt House’s team welcomes Kerri-Lynn Reeves as the 2021-2022 Artist-In-Residence at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre. Kerri-Lynn received a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 2003 and Master’s degree in Fine Arts (Studio Arts; Fibres) from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec in 2016. Throughout the years, Kerri-Lynn has successfully worked as an arts administrator, programmer and organizer, and further explored art ideas, practices, and movements through curatorial and writing projects. She has completed several arts residences, including The Banff Centre for the Arts, Riding Mountain National Park (MB), Mildred’s Lane (PA, USA), and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (NM, USA), and received grants from the Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Manitoba Culture, Heritage & Tourism, Canada Council for the Arts, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her impressive body of work has been a subject of several solo and group exhibitions in Canada and in the USA. Currently, Kerri-Lynn is an Assistant Professor in Fine Arts at MacEwan University in Edmonton where she teaches 3-D spatial and material practices. Kerri-Lynn works within a burgeoning area in interdisciplinary feminist art and social practice, engaging forms and approaches that have meaning within feminist and makers’ communities through exploring overlaps of material and conceptual, body and object, and the social and personal. And that’s what Kerri-Lynn Reeves is planning to further explore and develop during her residency at Harcourt.
Developed by Harcourt House Artist Run Centre in 2002, the Artist-In-Residence Program is open to Canadian visual artists working in any studio art and/or multidisciplinary practice. The program provides the best opportunity to advance an artist’s career trajectory, values the role of artists as innovators within their communities, and helps emerging artist to become established. The residency provides the artists with a stable working environment in the professional studio space, the opportunity for research and to teach classes, material stipend, and a chance to interact with the community. The program culminates with the solo exhibition of works developed during the residency at Harcourt House. The artist receives CARFAC artist’s fees for this exhibition.
Top Image: Intimate Distance (interactive installation), wallpaper & wall hangings (digital prints on paper and silk), wood boxes, plaques, & toys (laser-etched plywood), hanging shelves & swings (repurposed wood, cotton rope macrame) 14’ X 10’, 2018
Courtesy of the Artist