About the work
2 self-portrait masks ‘woven’ together to make this mask.
About the artist
Miya Turnbull is a Canadian multi-disciplinary visual artist. Primarily a mask maker, she also works in many mediums such as painting, photography, screen printing, textiles, video, animation and projection. Originally from Alberta, Miya graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (2000) and moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2002.
Miya has exhibited her artwork in solo and group shows across Canada. In 2019, she displayed over 60 masks at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Gallery in Toronto, Ontario. In 2020, she had a video screened at Photophobia- a film festival of short-format contemporary media through the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc. She was part of a group exhibit about identity at The Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, NS in September and had a solo exhibit at the Corridor Gallery in Halifax, NS this October.
In 2021 she will be part of group exhibits at Acadia University Art Gallery in NS, the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY and Gallery 101 in Ottawa, Ontario. Miya gratefully acknowledges the support from Arts Nova Scotia which has allowed her artwork to flourish.