WELCOME TO SIMONE ELIZABETH SAUNDERS' SITE

 
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Simone

Simone Elizabeth Saunders (she/her) is a textile artist based in Calgary, Alberta. She recently received a BFA from the Alberta University of Arts. Simone creates hand-tufted textiles focusing on narratives of identity and Black womanhood. Engaging with her Jamaican heritage, current ideologies and pop culture, Simone’s portraits use vibrancy of colour and pattern as conduits to advocate for social justice. Simone was recently named the National Winner for the BMO 1st Art Competition for 2020. She has been internationally featured, selected media credits include: Create Magazine, Canada's House&Home Magazine, CBC Arts, CBCq, Pom-Pom Magazine (England), FairLady (South Africa), Colossal and DesignMilk (USA). Most recent exhibitions include the Alberta Craft Council, Sled Island (Calgary) and Art Museum University of Toronto.

 
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*NATIONAL WINNER* 2020 
Canada's BMO 1st Art Competition

"It Matters" 2020 




 

Hand-Tufted Textiles

Vibrant Designs

one-of-a-kind, carefully hand-crafted
with tufting machine and punch needle. 

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Duppy Dupplicity
Gems
Nina
Bey
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Yibambe
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Fibre Art 

Fibre art exploring different crafts and technologies: hand-woven, silkscreened, jacquard, digital and rug-hooking.

Visual Art

Hand drawn pieces of varied mediums: printmaking, coloured pencils, acrylic and collage.

"Don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered."

Michelle Obama

 

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