Miya Turnbull, Nova Scotia. Miya Turnbull is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily with mask-making, performance and media arts, and also has a parallel practise working with textiles, screen printing and painting. Her feathers sold here at 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery are screen printed with her original designs inspired by nature and "Ki" (translating to Universal Life Force). The majority are found feathers from Nova Scotia and Alberta; a variety of Crow, Magpie, Seagull, Goose, Duck, Pigeon and Blue Jay.
Miya grew up on a farm near Edmonton, Alberta and graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She moved out east to Montreal then finally settled in Halifax, NS, approximately 20 years ago. In the last several years, her art practise involving her self-portrait photo-masks and performance art, has been received with recognition nationally and internationally. Her artwork has been on the cover of 3 magazines: Visual Arts News (Atlantic Canada), Art Reveal (Germany) and Masks Literary Magazine (Columbia College Chicago Library), as well as featured on digital platforms such as Vogue (Thailand), Planted Journal (Italy), Oficina Palimpsestus (Brazil), and The Perfect Magazine (UK) to name a few. She is grateful to receive support from Arts NS and the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as from galleries such as 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery.