Patio 1/8

More Works By Shani Mootoo Giclee Print 2022
16 × 24 in 40.64 × 60.96 cm
25 × 33 in 63.5 × 83.82 cm

About Patio 1/8

Compelling, enigmatic and ultimately real, Shani Mootoo’s photographs of her childhood home in Trinidad chronicle a life. This is one in a series of images the artist calls the ‘History Revisited Series’ that provide richly detailed, uncurated records of the house—inside and out that she grew up in. The patio is surrounded by lush tropical greenery, an open umbrella shades three dirty plastic white chairs; glass from a broken lamp is scattered on the patio stones. What do you see?

This giclee print is editioned, 1/8. The work is matted, framed. Framed size is 25 x 33 inches and is available in two additional sizes, 21 x 31.5 inches (30.5 x 40 inches framed, edition of 5, $3,400); 12 x 18 inches (21 x 27 inches framed, $2,000.)

“It is there in that house that I see my roots and I wanted to record the marks on it before time takes it away forever.” Shani Mootoo

This image is 1 in an edition of 8, framed dimensions are 25 x 33 inches.

An accomplished writer, filmmaker, painter and photographer Shani Mootoo earned a BFA from the University of Western Ontario, and an MA in English from the University of Guelph. She has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her most recent novel, Polar Vortex, was shortlisted for the 2020 Giller Prize.

Mootoo's paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally, most notably at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Queen’s Museum in NYC, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, and at the Venice Biennale. Her videos include “English Lesson”, “Wild Woman in The Woods” and “Her Sweetness Lingers,” and have been screened in film and video festivals and art exhibitions locally and internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland and raised in Trinidad. She now lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.