Alberta visual artist Audra Schoblocher earned her BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design (currently AUArts). Her multidisciplinary practice explores topics of domestic spaces and relationships with materials and inanimate objects. Her art has been exhibited in various locations across Canada in both public and commercial galleries. She is also an avid arts advocate with career highlights of serving nonprofit organizations including but not limited to; the Women’s Art Museum of Canada, CARFAC Alberta and the Alberta Society of Artists. Additionally, she values career development outside her usual field, drawing her to take a multi-day workshop with TouVa Art Research Collective exploring interactions between audience and performer.
Form and surface treatment are at the core of my art practice where materials are manipulated by hand. Unconventional materials are collected and re-imagined into sculpture, assemblage, performance props and micro-installations. Digital technology furthers the storytelling of art creation and life converging. My artwork engages with relationships between the body and objects in our daily lives; not limited to, though familiar themes touch on domestic spaces related to; food and preservation, utensils and etiquette as well as wearable designs.
An appreciation for inventiveness and the tactility of materials developed in childhood and further developed with an education in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. For a short time growing up, we lived in a family home that continued to use outdated and obsolete household practices offering a glimpse into a bygone era. Propelled by curiosity I continue to explore the “what ifs” with endless questions.