We are Three and The Mother combines two projects by artist Kerri-Lynn Reeves. The projects explore family through the use of various media, including fibre and printing techniques, and collaborative art-making with her child, Finley Rae Reeves Williams, and co-parent Aron Williams.
Image Caption: Finley Rae Reeves Williams, Kerri-Lynn Reeves, and Aron Williams, “You sad? Tears?”, “Mama & Daddy” #1, “For Daddy,” 2018. Chine-colle, digital print, screen print on cotton rag paper, each 28” x 40”.
Kerri-Lynn Reeves is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, curator, writer, and mother originally from rural Manitoba. Her work explores the relationship of the social and the material. With a commitment to blurring the lines between life and art, Reeves earned her Master of Fine Arts - Studio Arts (Fibres and Materials Practices) from Concordia University (Montreal, QC) in 2016 with her 6-month old child strapped to her chest. She holds a BFA from the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB) and has received awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism, and Canada Council for the Arts. Reeves has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Riding Mountain Artist Residency, Mildred’s Lane, and Museum of Contemporary Native Arts. Reeves continues to explore the confluences of her art making, parenting, and teaching practices. In 2019, Reeves and her daughter will participate in MOTHRA: Artist-Parent Residency, hosted at Artscape Gibraltar Point.