Marika Drolet-Ferguson

Marika Drolet-Ferguson is from the Acadian Peninsula in northeastern New Brunswick. Her photography work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions, including at Galerie Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen (Moncton), Galerie Bernard-Jean (Caraquet) and The Factory (Iceland), and in the form of public artworks (Sheldrake, 2017 and Fogo, 2018). She has been artist-in-residence for ARNA in Sweden, Listhùs in Iceland and Vu Photo in Quebec City. She is a lecturer in photography at the Université de Moncton from 2016 to 2018, and in drawing at the School of Architecture at Université Laval in 2018. Marika studied visual arts before completing studies in architecture at Université Laval (Quebec) and at the University of Genoa (Italy). She pursues her research in visual arts in conjunction with her architectural practice. "I’m interested in the connection between nature and imagination, in the relationship between the quality of our environment and the extent of our creative thinking. Photography is for me a practice of observation. It is through this medium that I explore how the landscapes that surround us are also comes to inhabit us. The slowness of the analog process gives me the freedom to discover what lies beneath the surface of things. By cultivating a sensitive and attentive look, my research aims to develop a feeling of belonging to the territory and transmit an experience of connection with nature."