Tina Marais Struthers

Montreal, Canada


Tina Struthers is a Canadian textile and visual artist who lives and works in the greater Montreal region. She was born in 1977 in Cape Town, South-Africa. She graduated from the Open window art institute in Pretoria, South-Africa, where she studied Visual communication with a Fine Art specialization. She is currently an MFA candidate in Fibre and Material Practices at Concordia University in Montreal.

Her work has been exhibited in Quebec, Canada, the United States, Belgium, Ukraine, South Korea, South Africa, Slovenia, Uruguay, and Spain. Solo exhibitions include “CODEX I,” at gallery de la ville, Montreal, “CODEX II” at the Mary E Black gallery in Nova Scotia and “soixante17” at the Regional Museum of Vaudreuil-Soulanges. She participated in various international textile art biennales, like the “KPS International textile Biennale” in Belgium and the “World Textile art Biennale of contemporary Textile art” in Montevideo, where she received a mention of honour for her work. Struthers is a recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et lettres du Quebec. In addition, she was awarded the Dora and Avi Morrow Fellowship for Excellent Achievement in Visual Arts by Concordia University in 2019.

About the artwork

The artwork is a symbiosis between the photographic practice of Isabelle Parson and the sculptural practice of Tina Struthers.

Through shared and porous experiments, the artists explore the possibilities of assemblage and expressiveness of the organic and synthetic materials. United by their experiences with illness, Parson and Struthers explore the paradox of life (which is fragile yet powerful), the body’s decay, and cellular regeneration.


Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
2122 rue Crescent
Residence completed)

Photo : Camille Dubuc