Marta Mouka


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 ECO-PRINTING  IN   THE  BARN

Eco-printed Scarves, Fibre Art Collage, Fibre & Semi-precious-stone Jewellery
Marta’s unique technique of needle-felted fibre collages build on a variety of geometric and expressive visuals to create an imaginary space. She works with hand-dyed and eco-printed silks and to emphasize details she adds embroidery. Her work has been displayed in a number of galleries and is held in many private collections.
silk scarf
"Madder, Sumac & Raspberries" -
eco-printed silk scarf by Marta Mouka
textile collage
"Herbarium Canadensis" -
fibre art collage by Marta Mouka
silk scarf
"Logwood, Larch, Horsetail & Corepsis" -
eco-printed silk scarf by Marta Mouka
textile collage
" Mount Kurupira" -
fibre art collage by Marta Mouka
textile collage
"Spirits of the Forest" -
fibre art collage by Marta Mouka
Jewelery
In Marta's studio you can also find fibre and semi-precious-stone jewelery.
fibre jewellery
"Strips" -
felted silk necklace in fiery cinnamon, black and white with red coral .
by Marta Mouka
semi-precious stone jewellery
"Tiger Champagne" -
semi-precious stone necklace .
by Marta Mouka
phone: 613-478-1555
843 Stoco Rd   RR4 Tweed ON  K0K 3J0

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Marta's Achievements & Awards

BACKGROUND & EDUCATION

Marta Mouka is a textile artist who creates collages using a unique approach to needle felting. She works with woven silk, often contact-printed with plant material, to make finished textiles with a smooth texture and soft-focus colour transitions. She experiments with centuries-old techniques of dyeing with natural dyes and combines them with the more contemporary method of botanical monoprinting.

  Marta studied graphic design and visual arts at the College of Applied Arts in Brno, Czech Republic. She ran a graphic design studio in Toronto for 14 years, specializing in magazine art direction. Her extensive graphic design experience brings a strong sense of composition to her work.

Marta has been creating art for over 30 years. Since 2008 she has been a full-time textile artist, living and working in Tweed, Ontario. She has held solo shows and participated in juried group exhibitions, and she has received a number of awards. Her art is held in private collections across Canada.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2016 My Silk Route, John M. Parrot Gallery, Belleville, ON

JURIED EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2015 Juried Show, Expressions, John M. Parrot Gallery, Belleville ON,  Award: 2015 Juror's Choice
  • 2015  Carnegie Craft 2015, Juried Exhibition, The Carnegie Gallery, Dundas ON
  • 2014  On the Wild Side, curated exhibition of fibre and textile art. Gallery 1313, Toronto ON
  • 2014 Juried Show, Perspectives, John M. Parrot Gallery, Belleville ON,  Award: 2014 Outstanding Abstract
  • 2014  Backyard Perceptions, John M. Parrot Gallery, Belleville ON
  • 2013  Expressions 2013, John M. Parrot Gallery, Belleville ON
  • 2013  The Salon Prize, Studio 22, Kingston ON
  • 2012  World of Threads Festival, De Rerum Natura, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville ON

AWARDS:

  • 2015 Juried Show, Expressions, John M. Parrot Gallery, Belleville Award: 2015 Juror's Choice
  • 2014  Juried Show, Perspectives, John M. Parrot Gallery, BellevilleAward: 2014 Outstanding Abstract
  • 2012  Juried Show, Perspectives, John M. Parrot Gallery, BellevilleAward: 2012 Impact Award
  • 2011  Glen Murray Award

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 — TOAE (Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition), Toronto ON
  • 2015  Quinte Fibre Artists, Gallery One Twenty One, Belleville ON
  • 2013 Evolving Traditions, John M. Parrot Gallery, Belleville ON
  • 1998  Little Art Show, Toronto ON
  • 1997  Fall Art Salon - 97, Toronto ON
  • 1996  Fall Art Salon - 96, Toronto ON
  • 1995  The Group Bijou, Toronto ON

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Belleville Art Association
  • Tweed and Area Arts Council