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
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
DiscoverHumboldt.com by Sarah Miller
'Humboldt Public School collaborative art project complete' June 24/2022
TextileArtist.org article by Mary Carson
'Stitching the great outdoors: Landscape textile art' June 2022
Martha Fieber, Wen Redmond, Monika Kinner, Shin-hee Chin, Roberta Wagner.
Radio-Canada.ca 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
- 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.
About the Artist
"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."