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Miriam Grenville

Miriam Grenville is a Toronto based artist and designer who works in a variety of media. From traditional textile designs for the interior design industry to sculpture and interactive workshop-performances, she uses her works as conversation starters between artist and audience.

In her roles as both a textile designer and artist, Miriam has participated in the Interior Design Show, Come Up to My Room, the 2013 Toronto Design Offsite Festival, as well as group exhibitions at the Ontario Crafts Council and The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery.


Artistic Statement

For the past ten years, I have been carrying on a textile design business, creating custom digital wall covering solutions for architects and interior designers while simultaneously pursuing an artistic textile based practice. My current work explores concerns such as gun violence and my children’s choices in toys, the role of wallpaper as background versus foreground, and the process of making money.

My practice has always been collaborative. My textile design work is by commission, and always partially client directed. Working with other artists and designers in a community is one of the reasons I purchased a studio at the Artscape Youngplace. I am committed to creating community support for artists, especially emerging artists who need connections to negotiate the world of art making.

Skills

Painting, Textile Art, Installation Art


Artist Website

www.grenvilledesign.com; www.miriamgrenville.blogspot.com

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