Mallory Donen is a multidisciplinary artist residing in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh First Nations. She explores the intersection of digital art and embroidery, through processes rooted in traditional craft passed down from generations of women in her family. Most recently her work has begun investigating notions of labour, productivity, and the value of art in relation to craft and women’s work. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of the Fraser Valley, and a Master of Fine Arts from University of Manitoba.
In 2019, she was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. In 2020, she received an Honourable mention in the virtual exhibition Threaded II, Envision Art Show. Donen is a 2021 recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts, Research and Creation Grant for her project Invisible Labour: Cross-Stitching, Feminism, & the Collective Strength of Women.
Recent exhibitions include: Art on Demand 4.4, the Reach Gallery & Museum, I Come From a Long Line of Machines, Ranger Station Art Gallery, Seeking the Periphery, Paul H. Cocker Gallery, Uncompressed, Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery and Video Sound Archive.