Miriam Rudolph was born and raised in Paraguay, South America. In 2003 she moved to Winnipeg to study Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba where she did a double major in painting and printmaking. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours in 2007 and a Bachelor of Education in 2010. From 2011- 2014 Miriam lived in Minneapolis where she continued to make prints at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. She has shown her work nationally and internationally in Asunción-Paraguay, at Global Print 2013 in Portugal, at the International Print Center New York, at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking – Connecticut, at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking – Minneapolis, in Washington D.C., at Martha Street Studio – Winnipeg, in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa.
“I am a printmaker and I work mostly with multiple plate copper etchings. My prints are visual diaries that narrate my experiences and perceptions of places after living in Paraguay, Canada, and the USA. It is important for me to experience my surroundings very consciously, to be aware of details and to render the essence of a place in my artwork. Beneath the narrative of memories and perceptions lies the concept of my search for belonging that I experience after moving from Paraguay. My work shows places that I feel connected to and serves to document, to evaluate and to remember. I use a mapping method which has a lot of symbolic meaning for the search of belonging, because maps facilitate searching, way finding and revisiting. My work is both about the physical as well as the psychological and emotional experience of a place, exploring concepts of home and belonging, farewell and new beginnings, holding on and letting go.”
Photo by Bruce Silcox