NORA DE MARIAFFI
Artist and Educator based in Montreal
Nora de Mariaffi is a Community Art Education student in her third year at Concordia. She looks forward to continuing onto a masters degree in Art Therapy in the coming years. De Mariaffi has worked with many different populations, teaching elementary children as well as seniors and adults throughout her BFA. She is currently leading an art class once a week at Anne's House, a woman's housing centre in downtown Montreal. She has participated in two group shows in the last year, including Constellat(I)ons, a FASA funded show surrounding art practice and pedagogy. Nora de Mariaffi grew up in Ontario, spent four years living in Newfoundland, and now works and studies in Montreal.
2018, Constellat(I)ons, Group Show, Atelier Galerie 2112, Montreal
2018, École Publique, Group Show, Espace Loft, Montreal
2016 to Present- Currently a third year, full-time student completing a BFA in Visual Art and Art Education at Concordia University.
2018, “Embrace”, Hive Solidarity Co-Op Gallery, MTL
2017, “Comfort & Joy 2017”, Assistant to Gallery Curator, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, NL
2017, “Annual Members Exhibition 2017”, Assistant to Gallery Curator, Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, NL
2018-Present, Anne's House, Women 18+ Community Art, Montreal
2017-2018, Centre des Aînées Pointe St. Charles, 55+ Community Art, Montreal
2017, Roslyn Elementary, Grade 4 English and Art, Montreal
2014-2016, Volunteer at The Rooms, Provincial Art Gallery of Newfoundland, Artful Afternoons, NL
2016, Key Speaker at Mighty Girls Day, The Fluvarium, NL
2018, T-Shirt Design Collaboration With Dormitories Band, Graphic Design, NL
2018, Logo/Business Card Design for Hannah Margaret Debourke Photography, Graphic Design, NL
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2018, FASA Large Special Project Grant, Group recipients Constellat(I)ons ARTE 432 project, MTL
2016, ARTSMARTS Newfoundland Award, NL
Nora de Mariaffi works mostly in acrylic and mixed media to create large 2D works and deals with a large range of feminist and environmental themes. She is currently interested in exploring the indulgent acts of herself and the protagonists in her pieces. Nora de Mariaffi has spent a lot of the time in the past year looking at identity and self-portraits. Exploring the representation of women in art through her portraits, she lends humour to the world and lives of the characters she depicts. Whether those painted are art students with too many bags on the metro, half-human half-swans with messy apartments, or Transylvania Countesses; de Mariaffi finds a bit of herself in them all.