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Aram Han Sifuentes workshop & talk

Sonia has organized two events with guest artist Aram Han Sifuentes as part of the Textile Museum artist-in-residence. “Aram Han Sifuentes (she/they) is a social practice and fiber artist, writer, and educator who works to center immigrant and disenfranchised communities.… Continue reading

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Huschang is spearheading a spanking new speaker event with SMU’s Inspiration Hub and NSCAD, to inspire emerging designers and entrepreneurs. The talks will be about ‘insight, inspiration and innovation – the future of problem solving’, bringing together students, faculty, and… Continue reading

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Artist talk & studio visit at TMC

As part of her residency at the Textile Museum, Sonia is giving an artist talk on Sat March 9, 2pm — an overview of her path here, followed by a studio visit and a peek at work in progress… Come… Continue reading

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Happy Dragon!

恭喜發財! 新年快樂! Happy Chinese New Year! Best wishes for a happy, healthy and wealthy Year of the Dragon! One of my favourite Chinese festival hats from a little peek into the Textile Museum’s vaults… this one’s a dragon. Look at… Continue reading

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Sustainable Textile Teach-In at TMC

I’ll be doing my first of three workshops at the Textile Museum on Thursday afternoon. Come and make your own personalized fabric patch! Bring an article of clothing or accessory (e.g jacket, jeans, hat, bag, or even a book) that… Continue reading

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Residency at the Textile Museum of Canada

I’m doing a 3-month residency at the Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto), finishing at the end of March! Here’s a snap from Day 1 in the Learning Hub, meeting the team :-) My main project during this residency is to… Continue reading

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Happy 2024

Too much going on, forgot to post our Happy 2024!

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Artist talk Thu June 15, 2023 at 6pm

I’ll be doing an artist talk as part of the programming for the Carve Wind Chase exhibition. Carving Identity: (un)Making Myths & Monsters Thur June 15, 2023 6-7pm Mary E. Black Gallery, 1061 Marginal Road, Halifax Who are we inside,… Continue reading

Category art, canada, design, events, graphics, halifax, wood, work

Wood shop residency at the Centre for Craft

I’m in the last week of my airCRAFT residency at the Centre for Craft, where I’ve had a bench in the wood shop since mid-September. The months have flown by! Here’s a snapshot with the other two residents, Ivan Flores… Continue reading

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Happy Rabbit!

Gung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy and Happy Year of the Rabbit!

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Icehotel 33

Here are the official photos of our art suite at Icehotel Sweden, called High Score, taken by Asaf Kliger. Check back to see some of our own candid shots after we’ve had a chance to sort through our devices! >>… Continue reading

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VANS Mentorship Program

Super happy and excited to have been selected to participate in the Visual Arts Nova Scotia Mentorship Program! Can’t wait to get started. Detailed information about the program and participants: >> VANS Mentorship Program 2022-2023 If you’re an artist in… Continue reading

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Icehotel Sweden – High Score

We’re doing our third art suite for Icehotel Sweden – can’t wait to see old friends again with the adrenaline rush of sculpting ice and snow 200km north of the Arctic Circle! High Score Enter the time-space continuum of High… Continue reading

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Happy Tiger!

Gung Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy and Happy Year of the Tiger!

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ELEKTROSHIBAI: picture storymobile

New video up on our YouTube channel… an introduction to a new community art project called Elektroshibai, which is transported by our Elektrokatze bicycle. Elektroshibai is based on kamishibai (紙芝居), a form of street theatre from Japan using paper picture… Continue reading

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MFA Thesis Show: Portal

Portal  |  Sonia Chow  exploring access, storytelling, dreams Interdisciplinary artist / designer Sonia Chow interrogates communication and codes, identity, tactile materials and processes.  This installation sets the entry point for a series of ambiguous moments.  Is this scene situated in… Continue reading

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Branding and Entrepreneurship in Hospitality

Huschang was invited to give a lecture on Entrepreneurship within the Hospitality Sector to the communities of Chinese Academy of Art (Hangzhou, China) and Brand University for Applied Science (Hamburg, Germany). This online talk took place on November 18, in English… Continue reading

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Happy Ox!

February 12th is Chinese New Year! Gung Hei Fat Choi! Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy and Happy Year of the Ox!

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Life imitates art

Trevor Noah featured a clip from “Ontario, Canada” on his show yesterday about a social distancing hug contraption. Looks like a less-fluffy variation of the work I showed at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in December. Here’s my work “Armed” –… Continue reading

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January 25th is Chinese New Year! Gung Hei Fat Choi! Best Wishes for a healthy, wealthy and happy Year of the Rat!

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Happy 2020!

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A new Instagram account for my non-commercial art work, beginning with work-in-progress snaps of SuperKatt Custom Cut — a motorcycle vest made from the denim jacket I bought new as a teenager and wore until the collar and cuffs became… Continue reading

Category art, design, fashion, graphics, jewellery, small treasures / simple pleasures, textiles, unexpected

The Goddess Project

Sonia’s work is being featured in a group show at Gallery 21 in Norfolk, Virginia. The Goddess Project is a diverse collection of art by 20 women, featuring a wide variety of art media, including painting, photography, sculpture, mosaic, textiles… Continue reading

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Beyond belated HAPPY DOG!

Our CNY greeting from 2018 is beyond belated, but we decided to share it just the same. Look at those floppy ears! :-)

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