Susanne Luhmann talks with Allyson Mitchell

  • Allyson Mitchell is a maximalist artist living in Toronto Canada. She creates large scale sculpture and installation with fun fur, reclaimed textile and abandoned crafts. Mitchell melds feminism and pop culture to critique and play with contemporary ideas about sexuality, autobiography and the body. Recently, her work has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, the Textile Museum of Canada and Syracuse University. Mitchell has produced 22 films, published writing and music and performed extensively with the group Pretty Porky and Pissed Off. She recently completed her PhD in Women’s Studies at York University where she also teaches.