Multidisciplinary artist and educator Monique Blom lives and works “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, describing herself as an “edgy woman, making people nervous with her axe.” 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 work examining the relationship between women, domesticity, and the landscape was performed in New York, Orlando, and Tampa.
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: 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 (2016); Cinewomen: Womenartconnect (2016); Surreal Saskatchewan, Touring Group Exhibition (2014-16); Relative Connections, Mann Gallery, Prince Albert (2014).