Corinna Wollf is a professional artist, pedestrian, art wanderer, and space maker who has lived a life of displacement from her ancestral lands. Born in Edmonton (Canada), moving often during her childhood, and residing in the Saskatoon (Canada) inner city during her formative years and most of her adult life. Wollf relocated to Italy after completing her MFA at the University of Saskatchewan in 2016, and there she lives and creates with her partner Giuseppe and their beloved dog Tilly. Recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Masters Scholarship, the artist’s graduate work focused on Métis aesthetics in contemporary art and her MFA thesis exhibit, Water Over the Bridge, combined large format drawing, printmaking, installation and beading. Her artwork can be seen on the cover of the international bestseller, The Break, by Katherena Vermette. Wollf’s work is numerous private and public collections. In 2018 she was named as a runner-up for the Canadian Art Writing Prize and her work was featured in the Winter 2019 Issue of Grain Magazine. In 2019, Wollf exhibited her work in the province of Verona, Italy and in cities across Canada including Toronto, Halifax, Saskatoon, Vancouver, and Penticton. Wollf is the recipient of several Canada Council for the arts grants, including funding support from the Research and Creation component of the Explore and Create Program for “The Antiquarian’s House” which was exhibited at the Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA 2020) in Montreal, Canada. A Métis (Fisher Branch Manitoba and Red River Settlement) and Mennonite woman, her current work explores identity, culture and place using beads, natural materials photography and performance.
Boho beadwork featured in photo by Catherine Blackburn.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.