Maria Flawia Litwin is a visual artist who grew up between Australia and Poland—figuratively straddling the Iron Curtain. She has spent the last sixteen years living and working in Toronto. Encounters with communist and consumer ideologies within social and educational structures have made Litwin sensitive to the fluid and shifty nature of belief systems. She is particularly concerned with the way changes in ideology manifest themselves in her figurative and literal environment. Marxism, feminism and humour have greatly impacted her art production. Although trained as a sculptor, Litwin’s work is non medium specific and takes the form of textiles, data collecting, performance, video, acting, fiction writing and photography.
She has completed her undergraduate degree at Ontario College of Art and Design and a Master’s degree at York University in Toronto. Currently, she lives and makes art in Toronto.
//THE ANNUAL// is the Gladstone Hotel’s annual independent contemporary art event, offering an open and fertile ground for engaging and emerging practices. Over the course of four days, //THE ANNUAL// brings together artists, curators, and collectives to present new work and site-specific installations.