Monique Blom is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist and educator based “in the wild woods of Saskatchewan [where] her practice includes chopping wood, building ponds and creating edges.” Blom is deftly balanced on the edges of the prairies, boreal forest, and society. Her practice springs from a desire to explore human relationships as part, or as apart from nature. Blom’s work ranges from paintings with elements of vintage collage to public art interventions. Her most recent works examining the relationship between women, domesticity, and the landscape were performed in Galway (Ireland), Mexico City (MX), New York, Orlando, and Tampa (USA).
Blom graduated with a BFA (with Distinction) from ACAD (1998) and a MEd from the University of Saskatchewan (2010), where she currently teaches Art Education. Selected exhibitions / performances / interventions include:Belonging(s) in Movement, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (2019), Encuentro: The World Inside Out. Mexico City, MX (2019); Art in Odd Places BODY (2018) New York, NY; Performance Mix Festival 32 (2018), New York, NY; Nuit Blanche Saskatoon (2017); We Want a President, CUNSTHAUS Gallery, Tampa, Florida (2017); AiOP Orlando: Public Visual and Performance Art Festival (3 day site specific public participatory performance), Orlando, Florida (2016); City as Site: Social Interventions and Public Performance (Politics of the Absurd site specific performance), New York, NY (2016); Cinewomen: Womenartconnect (2016); Surreal Saskatchewan, Touring Group Exhibition (2014-16); Relative Connections, Mann Gallery, Prince Albert, SK (2014).