Presentation on June 19, 2022
May 15 to June 25, 2022
From May 15 to June 25, 2022, Shanie Tomassini is in residency at Rad'Art. During her project in San Romano in Italy, Tomassini was interested in mountain formations and the masonry of dwellings. The artist is fascinated by the surface as a physical place, but also as a philosophical space. Of Italian origin, she is attached to places for their identity significance. A public presentation will take place on June 19, 2022. This project was financially supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Shanie Tomassini is a sculptress and her work explores the cyclical and renewable potential of objects, sites and ideas. Evoking sustainability, craftsmanship and ecofeminism, her work hints at the sacred emerging from the mundane. She examines the nature of a material, reflecting on its evolution across space and time. She explores the potent aftermaths of an existential crisis and her ideas often crystallize around a shape that becomes a motif for poetic emancipation. Shanie completed an MFA in sculpture from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. She presented several solo exhibitions, namely at Clark Center (Montreal), at the UMLAUF Museum (Austin), and at CIRCA art actuel (Montreal). In the summer 2022, her work will be included in shows at Arsenal Contemporary New York, and at the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, in Spain.
Photo : Nokia E5, 2022, ENE. Photographer : Jean-Sébastien Veilleux
Photo : Anton Roca, 2022.
Photo : Alessandro Ricchi, 2022.
Photo : Shanie Tomassini, 2022.