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ABOUT

A practicing artist and scholar, Fiedrich holds an undergraduate degree is studio art from Thompson Rivers University (2005), an MAA in visual arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2012) and an MA in Comparative Media Arts from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts (2015). Fiedrich’s studio practice focuses on the medium of drawing, in its various modalities and materialities. Her work explores the body, its failures and adaptabilities, and the impact of technologies on physical and embodied representations. In 2011, Fiedrich was awarded the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Graduate Student Award for her thesis titled The Fashionable Prosthetic: investigating the visibility and new fashion of prosthetic research, investigating the relationship between technological advancements of prostheses and the emergence of prosthetics as a means to transform the body. In 2014, she was the recipient of a SSHRC Graduate Scholarship for her thesis The Glut of Faciality: face, mask and identity in contemporary surveillance culture. Fiedrich has exhibited in Canada and the USA, was the recipient Gallery 295’s Emerging Curator award (2016) and has received awards for excellence in academics, printmaking and photography. Alongside her art practice, Fiedrich is the Coordinator of Design + Media at Emily Carr University of Art + Design Continuing Studies Department.