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Mindy Stricke is a photographer and socially-engaged artist whose collaborative practice blends photography, oral history, writing, collage, sculpture, and performance. She loves using metaphors of geography and place to map a variety of universal human experiences, emotions, and life passages. Working with everyday people and their true stories, she transforms the familiar into something new, connecting people to themselves and others in the process.
In 2019 she received a short-term fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC to support Erospace, her new project about women’s sexual pleasure. Play Passages, an interactive installation about the nature of childhood play, freedom and risk, debuted in Toronto June 2018 with the help of an Inter-Arts grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Grief Landscapes, a photographic exploration of people’s experiences with grief and bereavement, was awarded a 2016 Visual Arts Grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Her previous series of participatory art projects, Greetings From Motherland, brought mothers together to make work that challenged traditional representations of motherhood, and was awarded grants from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. The Greetings From Motherland project Good Eater was featured in At The Table: Mothers Sharing Their Stories Through Art, a documentary short by filmmaker Brijetta Hall Waller. Mindy’s photographs and installations have been exhibited throughout North America, and featured in CBC Arts, The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Japan’s Voce, Toronto Star, Modern Loss, What’s Your Grief, and the Smithsonian Institute Photography Initiative’s book and online exhibit, Click! Photography Changes Everything. Originally from New York, she now makes her home in Montréal.