MARIA MUNAR

ABOUT

Maria Munar is a Colombian/Canadian artist based out of Calgary, Alberta. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts with a major in Media Arts from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2017.

 

She is a multidisciplinary content creator working with sculpture, photography, painting, and video. She is currently working as a freelance Video Editor and Visual Artist. 

 

 

Contact

Email: munarproductions@gmail.com

Artistic Statement

As an image maker, I seek to translate my conditions of growth as a human, as an immigrant, as a woman, and as an artist. What attracts me to the medium of photography is the fluidity of the perception of images. I become the translator of a new language that exists in the materialization of a digital image. I’m excited by moments of superimposed connections, resulting from a delicate configuration of contrasting materials, intricate layers and decadent colors. By bringing photography into a three-dimensional space it creates moments of impossibility where the eye is continuously tricked and challenged through mutations and complexities. Perfection and imperfection collide in constructed landscapes that have the ability to hide, omit, reveal and transform. Leading to question the way images are understood and interpreted and to question perceptions of identity.

 

Education


2013-2017 Alberta College of Art + Design, Bachelors of Fine Arts, Major in Media Arts


Scholarships / Awards


2018 Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

 

2017 Award Winner for Blackout Photography Exhibition


2016 Stanford Perrott Innovative Project Scholarship


2016 Homesteader’s Legacy Scholarship


2016 AIMIA - AGO Photography Prize National Finalist


2016 Continuing Arts Association Travel Scholarship


2014 Canon true originals award, Canon Canada


Select Exhibitions


2018 Re-Thinking the Image, Exposure Festival, Theatre Junction Grand, Calgary, Alberta, Group


2017 With Pulp Exhibition, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta, Group


2017 Blackout Photography Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Group


2017 Public Art Mural, containR, Springboard Performance, Calgary, Alberta, Group


2016 Spectral Illuminations, Exhibition, Emmedia, Beakerhead, Calgary, Alberta, Group


2016 Jaada Exhibition, Viljandi, Estonia, Group


2016 Sound Days Festival, Liepaja, Latvia, Group


2016 Horse Show, Performance, Alberta College of Art+ Design, Solo


2016 Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Solo


2015 Noise Show, CJSW Radio Station, Calgary, Alberta, Group


2015 Cross Over, Media Arts Department Exhibition, Alberta College of Art + Design


2015 Loft 112, 12:24 Endurance Project Documentary Screening, Calgary, Alberta, Group


2014 Canon True Originals Gallery, Canon Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Group


Professional Service

2019  Gibson Fine Art, Artist Dialogues, Producer & Video Editor, Calgary, Alberta 

2019  Telus Storyhive, YAHWAVE Video Editor, Calgary, Alberta​

2019 ClassRoom Champions, Video Editor, Calgary, Alberta

2018 ArtSense, Showroom Manager & Digital Print Lead, Calgary, Alberta

2017 Video Editing Practicum, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta


2017 Web Design, Analog Creativity, Calgary, Alberta


2016 Production Assistant, Springboard Performance, Calgary, Alberta


2016 Director, Videographer and Editor, Munar Productions, Calgary, Alberta


2015 Training Lead, Springboard Performance, Fluid Festival, Calgary, Alberta


2015 Head Shots Videographer, Loft 112, Calgary, Alberta

Residencies


2018 Thematic Summer Residency, Alberta Collge of Art + Design


2016 Koidu House, Jaada exhibition, Viljandi, Estonia, Group


Articles


Morales, Yarlie. “Young Arising Artist.” Evolving City Magazine April, 2013: 4, Print.


Volunteer Service

 

2017 Emmedia, Particle + Wave, Box Office, Calgary, Alberta


2016 Plethora Artist Guild, Videographer, Calgary, Alberta


2015 Marion Nicoll Gallery Juror, Alberta College of Art+ Design

Curriculum Vitae