Corinna Wollf, Artist and Writer

Formerly the College of Kinesiology Graduate Program and Research administrative assistant, Corinna Wollf left the college to pursue her Master's degree in Fine Arts. Corinna was recently interviewed by CBC Saskatoon about her latest work exploring her Métis and Mennonite heritage through her art.

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The following is an excerpt from their article but the full text is available here.

Image:  A detail from I am Métis (2016) by Corinna Wollf. (seewolf.com)

Corinna Wollf is a Saskatoon-based artist with a vibrant mix of cultural heritage to draw on for inspiration: Her mother is Métis and her father is Mennonite.

Wollf, who is studying at the University of Saskatchewan, is exploring both cultures in her paintings.

"My artwork is all about identity and transformation," she said. "It is very much rooted in exploration of identity."

She said her current project is drawing from traditional aspects of Métis beading.

"I'm looking at contemporary Métis artists, such as Christi Belcourt and David Garneau, and I'm using that visual aesthetic to explore my own identity," she said. 

She also draws on her Mennonite background to further ground her art in her own history.

"On the Mennonite side, the Mennonites have their own visual aesthetic," she said. "They have quilting, incredible woodwork — lots of things that I can incorporate into my artwork."

Corinna Wollf's website