Shelter 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 Shelter 1/8

At once intimate and engaging, Shani Mootoo’s photographs are portraits of a life. This image of a garden taken through a sliding glass door framed by a charming wrought iron grate is from the artist’s childhood home in Trinidad. This is one in a series of photographs Mootoo called the ‘History Revisited Series’—colourful, uncurated, rich in detail and steeped in memories that capture a moment in time—the history of the generations laid one on top of the other, each layer creating a pentimento of stories.

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

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.