Maggie Groat


Maggie Groat is an interdisciplinary artist who works in a variety of media including works on paper, sculpture, textiles, site-specific interventions and publications. Her current research surrounds site-responsiveness with regards to shifting territories, alternative and decolonial ways-of-being, methodologies of collage, and the transformation of salvaged materials into utilitarian objects for speculation, vision and action. Groat studied visual art and philosophy at York University before attending The University of Guelph, where she received an MFA degree in 2010. She has taught at the University of Guelph, the University of Toronto and at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she was the Audain Artist Scholar in Residence in 2014. In 2015 she was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award.  Recently, her work has been included in exhibitions at Mercer Union, YYZ Artists's Outlet, Art Gallery of York University (Toronto), Western Front, SFU Audain Gallery (Vancouver) Rodman Hall Art Centre (St. Catharines) and Walter Philips Gallery (Banff)


for insufficient interest in present circumstances, 2015, Installation view Installation Shot
Power Image - Clematis integrifolia, Karl Blossfeldt 1942 Photogravure - as Intention Chart, or Recoded, 2015, Collage, 8.5 × 11 inches
SLCTR NTNTN DRCTN, decoded , 2015, Paper, 16 × 22
CHRT Elemental Geometric Healings, The Terrestrial Changes or HOT DRY WET COLD, 2015, Collage, 20.5 × 16
FIIIPC FLWRRMDYCRPT, 2015, Found carpet samples
Intention Materials: manifest tools with representer chime, 2015, collected and modified found and salvaged materials, tumeric dyed string
Materials for Tools, 2015, collected and modified found and salvaged materials
for insufficient interest in present circumstances, 2015, Installation View Installation Shot
Images and Structures for New Routines , 2015, Found Images on Paper, 17 × 24
Untitled (the possibilities of voids and the sentence of things), 2014, Installation view Installation Shot
Fences will turn into tables, 2010, found fence boards, posts and hardware, TBC
Drinking The Lake , 2014, Installation view of window display at Art Metropole Installation Shot
The Lake, 2014, Book
Freethinkers discuss the moon, 2013, decommissioned press photo & dried pansies, 16 1/2 × 20 1/2" framed
Moonlight Reflectors or A Proposal for Returning Moonlight Back to the Moon (August 21st, 2013), 2013, mirrors, tinfoil, various found objects, variable dimensions
New Visions, 2013, collage on paper, 16 1/2 × 20 1/2" framed
Object for Measure (after Whole Earth Catalogue), 2013, collage on paper, TBC framed
Timekeeper, 2013, collage on paper, 16 1/2 × 20 1/2" framed
Colour Field, 2013, silkscreen on paper, 16 1/2 × 20 1/2" framed, edition of 1/3
Tools & Other objects for looking, for measure, 2013, collage on paper, 12 × 14" framed
Circles for alternatives, 2013, found images, collage on paper, 11 × 13" framed
Lunar Phases 1996, 2015, 2034, 2053,, 2014, Collage
Recharger, 2014, Salvaged wooden box, copper, wire, washer, metal, found glass vessels, sea salt, tumeric, himalayan salt.
Hierochloe Ordorata, 2014, Salvaged metal frame and basket, sweetgrass, soil from Elora
Monuments in the Mountains, 2012, collage on paper, 22 × 17 1/2" framed
Dome, 2013, collage on paper, 16 × 13" framed
Tools, architectural fragments and materials for building, 2013, collage on paper, 23 × 17" framed
Domes and remnants excavated from the ground around them, 2013, collage on paper, 23×17" framed
Proposal for Future Monument , 2012, collage on paper, 32 × 24" framed
Proposal for a Monument, 2013, collage on paper, 32 × 24" framed
Mirrors and Other Items of Use, Found, Fabricated, and Modified, 2012, collage on paper, TBC framed,
Proposal for a Landscape, 2011, collage on paper, 44 × 34" unframed
Of Another Natural History 1, 2011, collage on paper, 33 × 25" framed
Of Another Natural History 2, 2011, collage on paper, 33 × 25" framed
2013, collage on paper