Artist: Humanity and Wild Nature

Moira Bateman, a contemporary visual artist living in Minneapolis explores humanity and wild nature mostly through large scale sculptures including mixed media and fiber, often working on-site with specific landscapes. Her most recent work was inspired by ten landscapes. She visited a cross section of Minnesota’s wild to allow the natural waterways to mark long silk sheaths. The raw silk was left submerged in bogs, rivers, lakes, a fen and a vernal pool over the summer of 2014, and then stitched, felted and printed with ink and water. 

Recent Articles

Art Exhibitions Approaching
December 06, 2014

Two upcoming solo exhibitions of new work in January and February of 2015.    "Memorarae: Medial in Nature" A mixed media installation including wood, found object, fossilized bison bone, soil, linen, and photos. Exploring ideas of humanity, the mother, devotion,...

Visual Artist Grant Project
December 03, 2014

2014 Minnesota State Arts Board Visual Artist Initiative Grant. My latest work is based on protected landscapes across Minnesota known as Scientific and Natural Areas. The ten locations represent a cross section of the ten basic landscape or ecological types across...

Inspiration for Momenta Animale Series
October 24, 2014

"These first dresses grew out of my interest in creating a sculptural installation as a response to author Patricia Eakins' fantastical story The Hungry Girls. I was captivated by the images in the story and wanted to explore my impressions of them....