Monique Martin is an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary artist from Saskatoon. She has exhibited her artwork in more than 260 significant solo, invited and juried group exhibitions in ten countries. More than 50 of these were solo exhibitions in public galleries. Renowned international curators have selected her artwork for various exhibitions worldwide.
Her work often uses significant symbols or comments on contemporary social issues. Monique creates bodies of work rather individual pieces and focuses on specific concepts, she undertakes extensive research prior to creating her work, often incorporating historically significant symbols and images to express her ideas. Her works push the boundaries of standard printmaking: enormous scale printmaking, installation based printmaking and working with three dimensions in printmaking.
Every action, interaction, and observation produces an energy that vibrates within me and connects me to the people that I am in contact with. Sometimes a small incident, a promise only half-intended, a touch, or a casual remark, can set off a chain of events that can alter lives and change destinies. Like a pebble in a pond, the rings of energy keep moving outward from the initial touch, whether it is physical, emotional, spiritual or mental. It is in responding to these ever-changing ripples in the connections between humans that inspires my work. My work utilizes ever-changing concepts and images because my art is a way of exploring the world around me.