Hello and welcome to my page, I am a Visual Artist
Born into a distinctly mixed cultural heritage of French Roman Catholic and Russian Doukhobor, Motut-Firth developed a sense of critical curiosity surrounding pop-culture’s influence on cultural identity. A recipient of the Margaret Lawrence Scholarship for the Arts, she has been awarded residencies at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts and at Void Gallery in Saskatoon. In 2016, she was a finalist for the Vancouver Arts Society Emerging Artist Award. In 2019, she was a finalist for the Georgia Straight & Capture Photography Festival Canada Line Competition. She holds a BFA and a Master of Fine Arts, 2015 from Emily Carr University of Art + Design; and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2003 from UBC.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Samples of my work
How does the pressure from the visual noise created by consumer images feed our collective anxiety and constrict our view of the horizon? Using the tradition of landscape painting as inspiration hundreds of pictures were cut from found magazines and grouped together based on advertising eras. Tiny black and white illustrations from older Canadian catalogues are overlapped by the rusty red images of the 60’s and 70’s; large glossy saturated photographs from contemporary magazines tumble in to dominate the composition. Questioning the implication of consumer images in global consumption and its power to change the geography of our natural landscapes.