Maggie Groat


Maggie Groat is a visual artist working in a variety of media including collage, sculpture, artists’ books, site-specific interventions, and field studies. Forming an ongoing research-based practice, Groat’s work explores studies for possible futures, alternative and marginalized ways-of-knowing, salvage practices, and relationships and reconnections to place, from a hybrid Indigenous/Settler perspective. Through reconfiguring and recontextualizing found and salvaged materials, she assembles images, sculptures, tools and situations that enable moments of envisioning and the potential for action. Maggie studied visual art and philosophy at York University before attending The University of Guelph, where she received an MFA degree in 2010. In fall 2014, Groat was the Artist Scholar in Residence at Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Her work is currently on display AKA Artist-Run in Saskatoon, SK, a site-specific exhibition and self-directed residency underway at Brock University’s gallery, Rodman Hall Art Centre in St. Catharines, ON, with group shows at The Western Front and Winsor Gallery in Vancouver, Le Musée d'art contemporain des Laurentides in St. Jerome, QC, and Kamloops Art Gallery in Kamloops, BC to follow later in 2015. For insufficient interest in present circumstances is Groat’s second solo show with Erin Stump Projects. She currently lives on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.


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