Tiffany Shaw-Collinge is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and registered architect based in Alberta. She holds a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University, a Masters in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and is currently working at Manasc Isaac Architects. Shaw-Collinge has exhibited widely including the Architecture Venice Biennale, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Pier 21, Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the Chicago Architecture Biennial. She has been the recipient of multiple public art commissions such as Edmonton's Indigenous Art Park and Winnipeg’s Markham Bus Station. Among her public art projects Tiffany has produced several notable transitory art works and is a core member of Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.
Oscillating between digital and analogue methodologies Tiffany’s work gathers notions of craft, memory and atmosphere. Her practice is often guided by communal interventions as a way to engage a lifted understanding of place. While born in Calgary and raised in Edmonton, Tiffany’s Métis lineage derives from Fort McMurray via Fort McKay and the Red River.
(L-R) Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, Great Grandma’s house by the Snye, Fort McMurry, 2017. Ink jet drawing on paper, 21”x 21” x 1”. Great Grandma’s house by the Snye, Fort McMurry, 2017. CNC laminated wood (walnut, mahogany, plywood), 22” x 22”x ¾”. Courtesy of the Artist. Installation view of The Scene. Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, 2021. Photo: Art Gallery of Alberta.
Tiffany Shaw-Collinge’s practice merges long-standing forms of craft with cutting-edge technologies such as laser-cutting and 3D printing. For this series, Shaw-Collinge identified familial sites from Google Maps and then translated the images through a series of 2D and 3D techniques. She integrates the layering of several computer programs and a CNC router as a collaborative tool to both interrupt her artistic process and to help determine the final object. Shaw-Collinge is also a registered architect and core member of Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, which recently opened an art centre in downtown Edmonton dedicated entirely to the presentation of Indigenous contemporary art.