Morag Schonken
Born in Harare, Zimbabwe
Lives & works in Pierson, MB




Manitoba Arts Network & MAWA, Rural Artist Mentorship Program, Mentor: Chris Cooper, 2016-17

NSCAD University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Major, 2012

MAWA, Foundation Mentorship Program, Mentor: Shawna Dempsey, 2007

Toronto School of Art, Visual Arts Diploma, 2006

Sir Sanford Fleming College (Haliburton School of Art), Drawing and Painting Certificate, 2001

Eastdale C.V.I., Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OAC),1998



2017, Find Your Wild, 1894 Art Centre, Boissevain, MB

2016, the ground remembers her, Pierson Library, Pierson, MB

2015, Ecotone, Manitoba Fibre Festival, Winnipeg, MB

2015, a path is little more than a habit that comes with knowledge of a place, Arts Mosaic, Virden, MB

2015, the ground remembers her, Heritage Art Centre, Hamiota, MB

2011, The Pigeon Project, Granville Window Museum, Halifax, NS

2010, Ritual Gathering: A Collection of Lost Memories, Seeds Window Gallery, Halifax, NS

2008, These are the roots that I’ve grown, that have grown in me, She Said Boom! Toronto, ON

2007, The Carrick Installation, 682 Corydon, Winnipeg, MB

2006, fibrous tissue, Gallery 54 (Locker), TSA, Toronto, ON

2004, What the Body Remembers, TSA Gallery, Toronto, ON



2017, Making Our Mark, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, MB

2016, Get Local 4, 1894 Art Centre, Boissevain, MB

2016, Multiformity, Manitoba Fibre Festival, Winnipeg, MB

2011 & 2009, Over The Top, MAWA, Winnipeg, MB

2005 to 2011, Shadow Box Exhibition and Auction, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON

2010, Tactile Notebook & the Written Word, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax

2009, First One Eh?, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax

2007, Fixed/Variable,  MAWA, Winnipeg, MB

2007, Welcome to the Dollhouse III, MAWA, Winnipeg, MB

2007, The Cabinet: The Unlocking, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB

2006, The Paper Napkin Show, Propeller Centre for Visual Arts, Toronto, ON

2006, Possible Languages, TSA Gallery, Toronto, ON

2006, amalgam, Niagara Gallery / TSA Gallery, Toronto,

2006, 2004 & 2003, Grad Show & Open House, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON

2005, TSA Christmas Open House, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON

2005, Toads and Diamond (Telling Tales), TSA Gallery, Toronto, ON

2003, Alice 12th , TSA Gallery, Toronto, ON                 

2003, Art as Books, WARC Gallery, Toronto,

2003, The Collectors, TSA Gallery, Toronto, ON



Aug 2016- Oct 2017, More than just the art, Manitoba Arts Network Travelling Exhibition                                                             

Aug 2015-Dec2016, Hats for a Life Lived, Manitoba Arts Network Travelling Exhibition                                                             

2010, The Portable Library Project, Toronto Zine Library, Toronto                                                                                                           

2009, The Portable Library Project, Roberts Street Social Centre, Halifax, NS                                                                        

2009, The Portable Library Project, lowercase gallery and reading room, Vancouver, BC                                                     

2007, The Swag Bag Project, Winnipeg, MB                                                                                                                                               



Oct 2016, “Multiformity”, Manitoba Fibre Festival, Winnipeg, MB

Jan-May 2014, “Ethel Harrison: A Woven Legacy”, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, Winnipeg, MB

Oct-Jan 2013, “The Roaring Game”, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, Winnipeg, MB, co-curated by Andrea Reichert

Jan-May 2013, “Just A Needle and Thread”, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, Winnipeg, MB



2017, Paper Making, Pierson School & Pierson Branch Library, Pierson, MB

2015, Artist in the Station: Weaving class, Arts Mosaic, Virden MB

2012-13, Museum Assistant, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, Winnipeg, MB

2009-2011, Student Assistant, NSCAD Textile Department, Halifax, NS

2010-2011, Studio Assistant, Sandra Brownlee, Halifax, NS

2010-2011, Studio Assistant, Armstrong Textiles, Halifax, NS

2005-2006, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Internship, Toronto, ON




2016, Intro to Crochet & Intro to Macrame, Manitoba Fibre Festival, MB

2016, I Love My Job, Conference: Manitoba Association of Senior Service Coordinators, Winkler, MB

2015, Basket Weaving with Laura Reeves, Manitoba Fibre Festival, MB

2013, Growing Local Conference, Food Matters Manitoba, MB

2008, Art Building Community Symposium, University of Winnipeg, MB

2008, Writing for the Arts, University of Winnipeg, MB

2006, The Digital Camera, Workshop, Toronto School of Art, Toronto, ON

2002, Doll Making, Intensive workshop, Sir Sanford Fleming College: Haliburton School of Art, ON



2006, Foundation Mentorship Bursary, MAWA                                                                                               

2006, Brian Burnett Digital Media Scholarship, Toronto School of Art                                                                                         

2003, Barbara Barrett Scholarship, Toronto School of Art

2002, Graduate Showing Most Technical and Creative Development, Sir Sanford Fleming College



Karen Langois, Creative Juices, NS, Commission, 2011

Dana Kletke, The Choreograohy of Sound, Winnipeg, MB, 2011

Karen Langois, The Terrain of a Woman’s Love, NS, Collection, 2009

Allyson Mitchell, Time Passing, Toronto, ON, Collection, 2007

Works held in Private Collections across Canada



“Kamikpuks (Artifact Feature - #282)”, Manitoba Crafts Museum March Newsletter, Winnipeg, MB, 2013

“Just a Needle and Thread: Stitching across Manitoba”, Melita New Era, Pierson, MB, February 8, 2013

“From Russia With Love (review)”, http://tarabursey.blogspot.com/ , 2007

“Foundation Mentorship Program”, MAWA newsletter, Feb - March 2007, Winnipeg, MB, 2007

“Art Reviews”, ArtFlack. Spring 2006 issue.

“In Response”, Contemporary Issues Toronto, 2005

“Art Matters”, Oshawa Art Association Newsletter. Featured Member biography. Oshawa, 2002



Robert McLaughlin Gallery Volunteer Committee Annual Report. Cover, 2002 

Creative Foundations Exhibition, The Haliburton County Echo, Haliburton, Ont., 2001



2014-2017, Parks and Community Rejuvenation Board, Chair                                                                                                 

2013-2016, Pierson Carnival of Crafts Committee, Publicity and media                                                                         

2013, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, Made By You Committee Member                                   

2006-2013, MAWA, Volunteer, various tasks                                                                       

2012-2016, Pierson Branch Library, Curator of The Arts West 32nd Travelling Gallery                 

2011, NSCAD Queer Collective, Chair                                                                                                           

2011, Youth Project, Ally                                                                                                           

2005-2006, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Internship                                                                                         

2004, Textile Museum of Canada , Volunteer                                                                                         

2003, WARC Gallery, Janet Morton’s exhibition “Tending”, Installation Assistant                                                                       

2000-2003, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Assistant Vice President: Publicity and Programming                  

2002, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Fun Day Assistant                                                                       

2001, Oshawa Art Association, Juried Show Committee and Publicity Positions