Cherie Moses is a Canadian artist who emigrated from the United States and currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta. She holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in visual art. She has taught at MacEwan University for over 30 years introducing new courses such as Intermedia and Contemporary Art Issues into what had previously been a conservative traditional arts curriculum.
Cherie has exhibited internationally in a wide range of media including painting, photo-based work, printing, installation, performance art, and video. He work can be found in collections throughout the United States and Canada. She has often dealt with content such as cultural displacement, immigration, gender and prejudice. She has held numerous grants and is included in collections internationally. Her video Say It is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Her videos have been broadcast and have been shown in numerous festivals. She currently produces audio installations using two languages dictated by a subject. Her first audio installation, Canciones de las Madres, has been included in the 2010 CD compilation Deep Wireless 7, produced by New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) in Toronto.
Her current audio installation, OtterWoman Breathing, uses both spoken English and Ojibway prose poetry to create the surround sound of three distinct voices. Cherie’ s work with audio has become known as a type of archiving of women’ s histories and she has presented on this topic in Edmonton in 2009 at Going Public: Cross-disciplinary perspectives on presenting women’ s history conference, Royal Alberta Museum. Her work in this area has also been written about in an online journal: Fung, Amy. “(Re)searching the Unheard: Cherie Moses’ Archive of Lesser Heard Voices” . Ctrl+P: Journal of Contemporary Art. Issue 12, pages 8+9. July, 2008: <http://www.ctrlp-artjournal.org>.
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