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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Kent Monkman

Check out my piece on artist Kent Monkman’s home and studio in the current issue of Design Lines magazine. The studio, a former factory, was re-done by Jason Halter of boutique design firm Wonder Inc.

You know Monkman for his traditionally painted landscapes into which he inserts contemporary figures of First Nations people, often doing rather unconventional things…

Kent Monkman, Achilles and Patroclus, 2008. Image: kentmonkman.com

Or for his drag performances as Miss Chief Eagle Testickle…

Kent Monkman, Taxonomy of the European Male, performance 2005, UK. Image: kentmonkman.com

Or for the teepees that he installs in museums and galleries.

Kent Monkman’s teepee at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Image: kentmonkman.com

Click the thumbnails below to read my article, and HERE for more info on Monkman’s work.

2 Responses to “Inside the Artist’s Studio: Kent Monkman”

  1. Gabby says:

    Looks like a beautiful space (I’m super jealous of those built-in bookshelves) and an interesting read. Did touring the studio and speaking to Monkman change your opinion of his work at all? I remember you citing one of his pieces as something you “loathed” at the Drake panel, for instance.

  2. Andrea says:

    It was really interesting! But no, it didn’t change my mind about his work.

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