Marika Drolet-Ferguson, artist selected in conjunction with the story: Leprosy on Sheldrake Island
Congratulations to Marika Drolet-Ferguson, the artist selected to create the public artwork in conjunction with the story Leprosy on Sheldrake Island!
Marika Drolet-Ferguson is originally from the Acadian Peninsula of New Brunswick. In her practice as a visual artist, she looks at landscape as a cultural construct: beyond what we see on the surface, she is particularly interested in how we look at things. It is through film-based photography that she explores how the surrounding environment also becomes the one that inhabits us.
Marika’s work has been exhibited at the Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen de Moncton in the context of the group exhibition, « Punctum : sept approches photographiques » (2013). In addition she has been artist-in-residence in Sweden (2014), and at Olafsfjördùr in Iceland (2015). In 2016, she had a solo exhibition at the Salle Sans Sous of Moncton’s Centre Culturel Aberdeen; she participated with the Collective m+m+m in Moncton’s Symposium Art-Nature; she took part in a group exhibition at the Galerie Bernard-Jean in Caraquet; and she taught a course in the Département des Arts Visuels at the Université de Moncton. Marika has studied visual arts at the Université de Moncton and architecture at both Université Laval in Quebec City and the University of Genova in Italy. She continues to refine her practice as a visual artist alongside her work in architecture.
Photo: Annie-France Noël