Martha Street Studio — Making Our Mark III: Interface


11 Martha Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1A2

204 779 6253

Making Our Mark III: Interface | @vonwichertstudio

image credit: Calvin Joseph

Miranda Kudajczyk, Michelle Pichette, Andrea von Wichert

November 2nd, 2018 to December 1st, 2018
Opening: November 2nd, 5-8 pm

These events are free and open to the public


Making Our Mark III: Interface is a group show with work by Miranda Kudajczyk, Michelle Pichette, and Andrea von Wichert. Making Our Mark is a printmaking and professional development mentorship program created in partnership with Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and funded by the Winnipeg Foundation.


Miranda Kudajczyk is an artist based in Winnipeg, MB. She uses a variety of techniques such as etching, screen printing and mono printing. Kudajczyk began the BFA program at the School of Art, University of Manitoba in the fall of 2018, and was recently in the Making Our Mark III program at Martha Street Studio.

Michelle Pichette is a conceptual artist who is currently exploring issues surrounding what it means to be humane in a global society.
Graduating in 2007 from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in printmaking, Pichette was awarded the University gold medal for highest standing in Studio Program.

Her past work is a form of visual diary with themes of fragmentation, physical boundaries and connected disconnectedness where she primarily worked in printmaking, sculptural porcelain and drawing. As well as painting in oils since childhood, she has also worked with wood, glass, fibre, functional ceramics, collage, electronics and photography. She currently spends time drawing as she rebuilds both her health and an art practice.

Pichette has participated in group exhibitions in Winnipeg and Toronto.

Andrea von Wichert is a Winnipeg visual artist/writer/performer whose recent work focuses on abjection as self-identity, particularly as it relates to expressions of madness and the limitations of disability within our current cultural context. A scenic artist in the Winnipeg film and theatre industries for over 20 years, she is now focused on her own visual art practice, most recently as a participant in the Making Our Mark III program at Martha Street Studio.
Her words have been heard all over the country, been published in Prairie Fire Magazine and this past summer have been included in Frontenac Press’s GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times. Performances include numerous Canadian Festivals of Spoken Word, the 2012 Brighton Fringe Festival as part of PAZZIA Live Art Collective, and a one-person show Andrea von Wichert is OVEREXPOSED. Find her on instagram at @vonwichertstudio.

von Wichert is grateful to the Manitoba Arts Council for its support in this program.

Martha Street Studio gratefully acknowledges the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council for their dedicated support of our professional programming.


About Making Our Mark:

In this third iteration of Making Our Mark, the program has provided 4 mid-career, professionally identified, local artists with disabilities the opportunity to explore the art of printmaking and professional art career practices. The participants of Making Our Mark III are Hildi Janzen, Miranda Kudajczyk, Michelle Pichette, and Andrea von Wichert.

Since 2013, Making Our Mark has supported the full inclusion of artists with disabilities within the contemporary arts stream through mentorship, discussions and skills development, identified by the artists themselves. Four selected participants receive group technical training in several printmaking methods and are provided with individual professional development mentorships.

Martha Street Studio is a fully accessible and inviting creative space. An accessible entryway, washrooms, and centrally located wheelchair lift make it an accessible and welcoming space for this city’s talented community of artists with disabilities.

Making Our Mark is conducted in partnership with Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and is funded by the Winnipeg Foundation.

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