Adrienne Matheuszik is a multidisciplinary artist primarily focused on digitally based mediums, She lives in Toronto, Ontario. She has a Graduate Certificate in Digital technologies in Design Art Practice from Concordia University where she received the Dora and Avi Morrow Fellowship for Excellent Achievement in Visual Arts, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Ottawa. Matheuszik has shown work in Canada and the United States.
She is particularly interested in video, installation and interactive works, juxtaposing conflicting concepts such as the beautiful and the grotesque, sacred and profane, and traditional art and new media. Taking inspiration from fairy tales, mythology, religious and archetypal imagery, She tries to create meaningful experiences through interactive installations and videos that encourage the viewer to reexamine their assumptions about conceptual ideas and aesthetic qualities. She often tries to create a conversation between the old and the new, attempting new approaches to common ideas and expectations in art and concepts. She is interested in subverting the viewers expectations to create a new experience.
Matheuszik identifies as an intersectional feminist, dealing with questions of identity in terms of gender and race. Her work often deals with binaries and attempts to transgress and expand the boundaries of binary ideas as it relates to femininity and racial identities. Being of mixed Jamaican and white heritage Matheuszik’s work often directly and indirectly addresses issues of self-representation and the dissonance between personal and perceived identity.
Adrienne Matheuszik, Study In White, (video installation and fabric)