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Grants & Awards

2023/24 Canada Council for the Arts / Research & Creation component

            of the Explore and Create Program.

2023 SK Arts Equipment Grant 2.0

2022 SK Arts Artists in Schools Project Grant

           - in Partnership with Humboltd Public School

2021/22 SK Arts Artist in Schools Development Grant

2018  Quilt Canada 2018 

          - Second Place, Quilted Postcard Challenge

2018  Focus on Fibre Art Association (Canada) Biennial Juried

          - First Place, Original Design Needlework for 'Fields of Gold'

          - Best of Category, Needlework for 'Fields of Gold'

          - Second Place, Small Innovative Quilt for '#MeToo'

2017  Saskatchewan Art Showcase

          - First Place, Fibre Art

          - Sponsorship Special Award for Fibre Art

2016  Focus on Fibre Art Association (Canada) Biennial, Juried 

          - Third Place, Original Surface Design Embroidery

          - Viewer's Choice Award for 'She's Blooming!'

2015  Sask Arts Board Emerging Visual Artist Creative Grant 

2014  Focus on Fibre Art Association (Canada)  Biennial, Juried

          - First & Second Place, Original Surface Design Embroidery. 

          - Best of Category / Original Surface Design Embroidery

          - Viewer's Choice award for 'Prairie City'

2012  SGI Photo Contest Award (Saskatchewan)

2012  Saskatchewan Showcase of Arts

          - Honourable Mention - Creative Art 

          - First Place - Fine Art / Mixed Media

          - First Place - Fine Art / Multicultural

2011  Scholarship awarded by Saskatoon Quilters Guild

2011  Saskatchewan Showcase of Arts

          - Second Place - Fine Art / Mixed Media

          - Third Place - Creative Stitching

          - Honourable Mention - Photography




2023 - g, Group Show, Artists' Workshop, Saskatoon SK 

2023 - Road Well Traveled Solo, Hues Art, Saskatoon SK (April 1-30)k

2023 - The Great Big Prairie Sky Show, solo, Thimble Gallery, Winnipeg MB

2022 - Art Now! juried provincial gallery showcase, Saskatoon SK

2022 - Rooted, Handmade House members show, SK Craft Council Gallery

2021 - Art Now! juried provincial gallery showcase, Saskatoon SK

2021 - A Prairie Archive, Solo Photography, The Eye Gallery, Saskatoon SK

2020 - Art Now! juried provincial gallery showcase, Saskatoon SK

2019 - Bridging, Group Show, Government House, Regina SK

2019 - Scythia, 9th Biennial International Textile Exhibition, Ukraine

2018 - Art Now! juried provincial gallery showcase, Saskatoon SK

2018 - Vistas, Solo Exhibition, Ukrainian Museum of Canada Gallery

2018 - Climate Change - Focus on Fibre Art Assoc., Juried touring, Canada

2018 - Artists Workshop Group Show, Hues Art, Saskatoon SK

2018 - Gathering Places, Frances Morrison Gallery, Saskatoon SK

2017 - From Our Hands to Yours, group, Gallery on the Greens, Saskatoon

2017 - Common Threads, juried art exhibition, Manitoba Fibre Festival

2017 - Art Now! juried provincial gallery showcase, Regina SK

2017 - 2nd Postcards to the Station, Station Arts Gallery, Rosthern SK

2017 - Homeland, by invitation, The Station Arts Gallery, Rosthern SK

2017 - Fresh, Funky, Full of Spice group show, Paved Arts Saskatoon SK

2017 - Winter Light small group show, Void Gallery, Saskatoon SK

2016 - 3rd Annual Open Studio

2016 - In Between/Dazwischen curated group show, Switzerland

2016 - Art Now! juried provincial gallery showcase, Saskatoon SK

2016-2018 - Threadworks, Juried, touring group exhibition, ON, Canada

2016 - Flora: a show in Fibre, Solo Show, Hues Art Supply, Saskatoon SK

2016 - My Heritage, Focus on Fibre Art Assoc., Juried, Touring, Canada

2016 - Postcards from the Station, Station Arts Gallery, Rosthern SK

2015 - 2nd Annual Open Studio

2015 - Guild Trip Launch Event, International Fine Craft - Vancouver BC

2015 - ArtWalk / Join the Thread Group Exhibition - Weyburn SK

2015 - SCC 40th Members Show - Affinity Gallery, Saskatoon SK

2015 - Ceramics & Stitchery - Shervin Smith Gallery, Melfort SK

2015/2016 - Dimensions 2015 - SK Juried Fine Craft Touring Exhibition

2014 - 1st Annual Open Studio

2014 - Heart to Hand, Handmade House Showcase, Saskatoon SK

2014 - Prairies, Focus on Fibre Art Assoc. Juried Touring Exhibiton, AB

2013/2014 - Dimensions 2013 - SK Juried Fine Craft Touring Exhibition

2013 - Members Show & Sale, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon SK

2013 - My Sweet Prairie Solo exhibition - Prairie Ink, Winnipeg MB

2012, 2013 - Little Gems, The Mix Artists Collective, Saskatoon SK

2012 - National Juried Show, Canadian Quilters Assoc., Ottawa ON

2012 - Seeds - Affinity Gallery, Saskatoon SK

2011 - Saskatoon Biennial Quilt Show (Wearable Art Category)

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 - Solo Exhibition - The Centre Galleries




2015 - Guest Curator for the Saskatchewan Craft Council

Our Prairie in Fibre, Affinity Gallery, Saskatoon SK


Juried Exhibition Catalogues


2019 Scythia - 9th International Biennial Textile Art Exhibition, Ukraine

2018 Climate Change - Focus on Fibre Art Association, Canada

2016 My Heritage / Focus on Fibre Art Association, Canada

2016 Threadworks / Embroidery Canada

2015 Dimensions / SK Fine Craft

2014 Prairies / Focus on Fibre Art Association, Canada

2013 Dimensions / SK Fine Craft

2012 Canadian Quilters Association National Show


Public Art / Community Partnerships

2022 School Fence Mural Highway 5 / Humboldt Public School, SK Arts

2022 Canadian Postcards Projects / Ukranian Museum of Canada

2019 Storyscapes / Nutrien Wonderhub (Children's Discovery Museum)

2018 Children's Visual Storytelling / International Women of Saskatoon, SCC

2017 Spark! / Saskatoon Unitarian Banner Workshops & Installation

2017 Rock Your Roots Weaving Project / Saskatoon Open Door Society

2017 Women's Visual Storytelling / Saskatoon Open Door Society

2016 Broadway Fence Project / Saskatchewan Craft Council & BBID

2015 Children's Visual Storytelling Project / Children's Discovery Museum

Gallery Representation & Stockists


Yvette Moore Art Gallery, Moose Jaw SK

Little Manitou Art Gallery, Watrous SK

Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery & Boutique, Saskatoon SK

The MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK

Handmade House, Saskatoon SK

McNally Robinson's Booksellers, Saskatoon SK

Anthology Home Collection & Blossoms Living, Saskatoon SK (former)

AND Art Gallery, Davidson SK (former)

SaskMade Marketplace, 8th Street, Saskatoon SK

SaskMade Marketplace, Midtown Plaza, Saskatoon SK (former)



Embroidery Canada, Spring 2023. Vol 50, no.2  Article: 'Painting the Prairie' pp 20-22 

Eyes Open to the World: Memories of Travel in Wool (Canada) 2019 book by Karen D. Miller. Published by Rug Hooking Magazine.  Art feature

Saskatoon Express, 2018. Vol17, Issue 33 

Artist Finds Inspiration in Downtown YXE, pp 8-9

UPPERCASE (Canada/International) 2017 Issue 36

Murals & More, p.54

Stitchillo (Canada) 2017. Encyclopedia of Inspiration from UPPERCASE.

Artist interview & art featured pp 292-299, cover art feature.

Stitch with the Embroiderers Guild (UK) 2017 #105

Artist Feature 'From Sketch to Stitch'

A Needle Pulling Thread (Canada), Winter 2017

Artist Review no.3  p.83

The Encyclopedia of Embroidery Art by Pauline Brown (UK) 2nd Edition

'She's Blooming!' full page feature, p. 134

A Needle Pulling Thread (Canada), Fall 2016,  Vol.11 Issue 3

Artist Review no.2  p.96


Stitch with the Embroiderers Guild (UK) 2016 #102

Editor Curated Gallery  p. Inside back cover.


A Needle Pulling Thread (Canada), Summer 2016. Vol.11 Issue 2

Artist Review no.1  p. 84


Embroidery Canada, Winter 2015/16

Article: Embroidered Postcards


NORO Magazine (USA) Fall/Winter 2015 Issue 7

Artist Interview


Machine Quilting Unlimited (USA) Nov/Dec 2015

Artist Feature 'Painting the Prairie'


Stitch with the Embroiderers Guild (UK) 2015 #94

Technique Article 'Letting the Yarn Speak'  pp 26, 27, 28


Stitch with the Embroiderers Guild (UK) 2015 #93

Artist Feature 'From Sketch to Stitch'   pp 18, 19. 20, 21


Quilter's Connection Magazine (Canada), Winter 2014/15

Project Article, 'Creative Quilted Postcards'  pp 18-22


Embroidery Canada Magazine, Summer 2013

Artist feature, 'Exploring the Prairies in Thread' pp 12, 13, 14

Fiber Art Now Magazine (USA)  Summer 2013

Flora & Fauna call for entry / editor curated


"Fibre Artist Returns to Alma Mater" full page newspaper feature
The Battlefords Regional Optimist, April 18, 2013


Mastering the Art of Embroidery: Tutorials, Techniques, and Modern Applications Book by Sophie Long, U.K.  Images of my art featured on pp 14-15, 121, 232 (2 images), 248, 249. 

Wearable art featured as the visual for the Saskatchewan Craft Council ad in Studio: Craft & Design in Canada.  Fall/Winter 2012 

Quilters' Connections Magazine (Canada) Summer 2012

Images of my art in  "Teach Me How: Machine Couching" Article

A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine (Canada)  Spring 2012
Artist Profile  "My Sweet Prairie: A Love Story" p 30, 31, 32

Quilters' Connections Magazine (Canada) Spring 2012

Image of 'A Prairie Dress'  featured in article "Gorgeous Garments"

A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine (Canada) Summer 2011 

Cover quilt and pattern published.


"Beauty through the Eye of her Needles" 
Full page article April 24, 2011 The Saskatoon SUN newspaper

Quilting Arts Magazine (USA)  Dec/Jan 2010

Postcard Call for entry

Quilters' Connection Magazine (Canada)  Winter 2010

Quilt featured and pattern published


Online Features by Sarah Miller

'Humboldt Public School collaborative art project complete' June 24/2022 article by Mary Carson

'Stitching the great outdoors: Landscape textile art' June 2022

Martha Fieber, Wen Redmond, Monika Kinner, Shin-hee Chin, Roberta Wagner. online article posted in English & French, MSM

'Fabric postcards to help Ukraine' Tuesday May17, 2022

IGTV Artist Interview with Pokey Bolton, Craft Napa USA March 2021.

CBC Saskatoon Morning Interview November 5, 2020

'Making a Living as an Artist with Christmas Market Cancellations"

CBC News / Opinion Column. Aug 9, 2018

'How I Learned to Love Downtown'

CBC Listen - Saskatoon Morning Aug 9, 2018

Podcast: 'Saskatoon Artist Discovers the Beauty of Downtown'

CBC News.  June 14, 2016

'Saskatoon Artist Fabric Bombs Broadway Avenue'

Canadian Quilt Talk Radio. 'Postcards' Interview, Episode 046

Midwest Fiber Arts Trails, USA.  Artist Spotlight, Spring 2014


Canadian Quilting Association Blog.  Spotlight, April 2013


Janome Life / Janome Canada.  Spotlight, October 2012




2023  8 wk Relief Print Making, Patrick Bulas, Saskatoon

2012  Hand Quilting Course, Debbie Baumann

2012  Experimental Fibre Art II, University of SK, USCAD Semester class




- TFAM Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba & SK (2022)

- Society for Embroidered Work (S.E.W. International) 2018

- Artists' Workshop Saskatoon

  (member since Jan 2018)

- Handmade House, Saskatoon SK

  (working member 2015 - 2018)

- Embroiderers' Association of Canada

  (member since 2012-16)

- Saskatchewan Craft Council, Juried

  (member since 2010)

- CARFAC Saskatchewan (2015)

- Guild Trip, International FIne Craft (2015)

- Focus on Fibre Art Association, Canada

  (member since 2014)

- TAFA - Textile and Fibre Artists

  (since 2010)

- Saskatoon Quilters Guild

  (active member 2008-2013)


Saskatoon, SK Canada

Monika is a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council and Artists' Workshop. Her award winning work is cherished in private collections around the world including Canada, the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Western and Eastern Europe as well as South America.

Currently employed part time with Remai Modern Art Museum in Learning and Engagement, Monika Kinner continues her work which focuses on her love for the land.

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About the Artist
Artist Statement
"I am a professional artist specializing in freestyle embroidery (since 2009) as well as soft pastel paintings (since 2018). My creations are expressions of love for the prairie and originate from my own personal photographs and experiences of Saskatchewan. I am constantly amazed at the texture and intricate beauty that can be achieved by working with threads.
Self-taught in needle arts, pastel painting, drawing, and photography, I have been practicing and exploring a combination of these disciplines full time since 2009. A very positive public response to my work has gained me exhibition invitations, awards, media attention, teaching & public speaking opportunities, as well as commissions locally, nationally, and internationally.

As my career evolves, some of my most fulfilling experiences have been those which inspire and spark others. This encompasses the gratitude of a new owner holding new art I've created, to the communities of all ages that I introduce fibre art to in the public domain, to the personal discoveries and breakthroughs during courses taught. The joys all of these experiences bring me inspire my journey."

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