Biography

Carmen Hathaway is a Canadian artist of Abenaki and German ancestry.


A member of the Abenaki First Nation, Odanak, Québec, the artist has resided in Manitoba since the 70s.

 

Her  visual arts practice evolves through experiences of exhibition,  teaching, and creating works in a variety of mediums including painting,  photography, video, and audio.


In combining traditional methods  with digital technologies, the surreal narratives of her mixed media  originals seek to excite, provoke, and entice.


The recipient of  several Manitoba Arts Council grants, she has participated in group  shows since the late ’90s. Her solo exhibitions Carte Blanche, (Abenaki Museum, Odanak, Québec), and Self-Similarity, (Portage & District Arts Centre, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba) were presented in 2011, From Smoke To Cyber Signals, in 2017 (Ashukan Cultural Space, Montreal, Quebec), and in 2018 at the Canadian Language Museum at Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Ontario.


Her  contemporary interpretations of the cultural heritage of Abenaki  weaving continually evolve, informing adaptations and hybridizations.


The  infinite range of woven structural form potential has led to  investigating and experimenting in her creation of interlaced 3D  digitally modeled sculpture. Weaving virtual realities has become a  parallel to this aspect in the artist’s digital projects – by  incorporating and expanding on ideas relevant to the warp and weft of  the fabric of life.