“I explore notions of identity, place, language, and ecology.”
My work is conceptually driven and I work in diverse mediums that include, but are not limited to: caribou-moose hair tufting, beadwork, installation, performance, and video. Through these diverse mediums I explore notions of identity, place, language, and ecology. Ideas that I have examined through my art practice include: relationships between humanity and nature; Métis identity; and Womanhood. Though my work is idea driven and experimental in approach, materiality, tactility, and craftsmanship are an integral element of my practice. The extensive hours spent during contemplative beadwork or the rigorous mental and physical preparations required by performance art are of equal significance within my practice.
Amy Malbeuf is a Métis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta.