New - Slofemists, a new participatory embroidery project by Lori Weidenhammer and Lois Klassen, was initiated with an Alberta Surface Design Association event at John Snow House in Calgary on October 17 2013. Slofemists aims to "publish" feminisms through the slow processes of embroidery and collaboration. Follow its progress here.
Bio- The collaborative and interdisciplinary artworks and writings of Lois Klassen continually combine materialist and social art practices. Her art installations, performance artworks, community events, and media works have been hosted by public galleries (Charles H. Scott Gallery in Vancouver, Canada; HubM3 in Salford, UK; Richmond Art Gallery in Richmond, Canada; Western Front in Vancouver, Canada; Centre A in Vancouver, Canada; aceArtinc in Winnipeg, Canada; Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon, Canada), museums (The Glenbow Museum in Calgary Canada; The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, Canada), residencies (SOMA Summer 2012, Mexico City, MOPARRC in Vancouver, Canada; Banff New Media Institute 2009 at the Banff Centre in Canada; The Hammock Residency in Vancouver, Canada), festivals (Family Fuse at Vancouver Art Gallery, Stone Soup Festival, Transportale Berlin) and more. Her curation projects have included Crista Dahl: Life Rhythm, A Retrospective (with Elisa Ferrari), VIVO 2010: Safe Assembly, and World Peace Forum.
Lois Klassen is a past Board Director and President of VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver, Canada. She is currently working part-time as the coordinator of the Emily Carr University Research Ethics Board.
She has been educated in Visual Art (MAA, Emily Carr University), Textile Arts (Capilano University), Art History (DipAH, University of British Columbia), and Occupational Therapy (BMR, University of Manitoba). Lois Klassen was born and raised in rural Manitoba. She is currently living in Vancouver, Canada.
Also see - loiszing.blogs.com