WELCOME TO SIMONE ELIZABETH SAUNDERS' SITE
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.
*NATIONAL WINNER* 2020
Canada's BMO 1st Art Competition
"It Matters" 2020
"Don't be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered."