Maureen Da Silva (she/her) is a Tkaronto/Toronto-based printmaker and artist. She primarily works in silk screen, lithography and relief, with forays into bookbinding. She has taken her love of print into the co-founding of the not-for-profit artist group, The inPrint Collective, of which she is the Studio Manager. Through this collective, Maureen has been proud to showcase work and/or develop community programs for NuitBlanche (2012), Cultural Hotspots (2016 - 2022), CONTACT Festival (2022) and more. A 2008 graduate of York University’s B.F.A program, Maureen has also completed her Masters of Arts at the University of Toronto (2009), as well as her Certificate in Museum Studies from the Ontario Museum Association (2013). Her research in her Women and Gender Studies Master’s program focused on the politics of inclusion within feminist art collectives, an interest which brought Maureen into the Feminist Art Collective (FAC). Maureen's work tends towards the tensions of semi-controlled patternings and “unregistered registrations” when it comes to laying down her stencils, as well other experiments in patterns and collage. Her work often revisits past ideas to reposition her stencils in different considerations. She embraces learning curves, and the possibilities of regeneration in the face of failure. Her own practice in feminism, community and printmaking, has inspired Maureen to (hopefully) a lifetime of creativity, non-stop learning and sharing.
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Photo by Kaila Simoneau for The inPrint Collective.