Tiki Mulvihill

"As a multidisciplinary artist, I incorporate sculpture, performance, and audio in site-generated installations and sculptural works. I construct natural and repurposed materials, realized through pseudo-scientific research and development to expand viewer interaction to bridge imagery fact and fiction."

FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Courier Wild, 16.5” X 7” X 5”, 2. Presto, 8.5” X 12” X 5”, 3. Time Peace, 25” X 19” X 7.25”. Driftwood and object sculpture

Multidisciplinary artist Tiki Mulvihill incorporates sculpture, performance, and audio in site-generated installations. Although currently situated in Vancouver, Mulvihill sees herself as a reluctant nomad, moving throughout her adult-life between rural and urban communities. This transience generates an ongoing dialogue within her studio practice where she teases the supposed truths we construct in our conflicted relationships with place. Mulvihill’s work, constructed of natural and repurposed materials, is realized through pseudo-scientific research and development. It expands through viewer interaction and engagement to bridge the gaps between imaginary and actual; between fact and fiction. Her work voices contradictions of belonging in disparate environments where humans respond to ‘place’.

FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Chirpy Pet 32” X 11.75” X 7”, 2. Effeminate, 45” X 18” X 10.75”, 3. Mr. Winkey, 26” X 8.5” X 9”, Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. K Spiral, 21” X 9” X 6.5”, 2. Underneath, 46” X 17.5” X 9.5”. Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Pinkish Purple, 23” X 7.75” X 7. 75”. 2. Alian, 29” X 12.75” X 8”, 3. Cadaver Clock, 15.25” X 7.5” X 6”, Driftwood and object sculpture
FLOTSAM FIXATION: 1. Tickle Tusker, 15.5” X 16” X 9.75”, 2. Vixen, 24” X 11” X 8”, 3. Cervidae, 33.25 X 15.75” X 9., Driftwood and object sculpture

Mulvihill was born in Alberta, Canada and earned BFA and MA Degrees at University of Idaho. Regional activities extended her roles as an artist. Her subsequent diverse career included art/dance instruction, curating and coordination of art education. Mulvihill provided the impetus for experimentation in multidisciplinary collaborative and community-based activities. Her MFA (University of Calgary) furthered varied art connections. Recently, Mulvihill’s collaborative art-ventures led to co-founding Art is Land Network, a Vancouver Canada-based collective involving usage of natural re-purposed materials within landscapes.  Also recent residencies within Alberta, Scotland and Sweden invoked Mulvihill’s intra-disciplinary approaches to unique sites.  She exhibited multiple installations and sculptures in Canada, USA, England, Scotland, Sweden and Italy.

Love Heart, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 15 x 7 x 6 in.
Era Angles, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 33 x 22 x 9 in.
Vibrant Drift, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 80 x 80 in.
Woof, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 34 x 9 x 18 in.
BC Survey Feet, Assemblage embedded in drift wood 13 x 32 x 11 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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