Marcy Friesen is of Swampy Cree and Welsh ancestry and currently resides on a mixed farm with my family near Carrot River, Saskatchewan. Marcy comes from a long line of traditional master beaders and talented creative family members. Marcy has always felt the need to create and has focused her career starting her Trapline Creations business where she makes utilitarian pieces. Since visiting a Modern Art Gallery in Saskatoon Marcy has changed her focus to creating “useless" pieces of art. Marcy uses her beads, leather and furs in new ways opening discussions on mental health, racism and residential schools. Marcy has since discovered her useless art isn’t as useless as she first thought.
CV Marcy Friesen Born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada Resides near Carrot River, Saskatchewan, Canada
EDUCATION Graduated High School 1990 Carrot River, Saskatchewan, Canada
PROGRAMS CARFAC Mentorship Program September 2019 – July 2020 Ruth Cuthand is my beading mentor
Saskatchewan Arts Board Micro-Grant February 2020 -May 2020 Depression Moccasin project
March 2020 Muskrat Tears 2020 Contemporary Native Art Biennial BACA Art Mur Montreal, Quebec, Canada
September 24/2020 – January 27/2020 1.Mental Health Covid-19 Mask 2.Fully Beaded Covid-19 Mask Breathe. Exhibition A collection of traditionally crafted masks demonstrating resilience through 21st century pandemic. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies Banff, Alberta Canada