University of Saskatchewan
Linda Muizniece was born and raised in Latvia and moved to Canada in 2013. She is currently completing a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in studio art at the University of Saskatchewan. She works primarily in photography but recently has begun to transition into installation art. Her background of growing up in a post-Soviet Union setting and the lived experiences has developed her artistic practice based on a profound interest in human rights, social issues and exploration of the second hand experience of significant events in other people’s lives. Her focus is on recording testimonies from conversations with people and representing them through various media. Through the action of gathering an archive of testimonies and representing them she attempts to understand the suffering experienced by the disempowered and source of the unequal power. Her work is in private collections in Canada and Europe. She has exhibited extensively, worked with internationally known artists, and held a residency and curated a show at the A.K.A. artist run gallery in Saskatoon.
Linda Muizniece, Eagle, 2015, 15.25 “x 12.25”, Inkjet print