Shamina Senaratne’s textile art explores how we witness and narrate our world; how we thread fragments of story together, edit, and revise, to create meaning and coherence.
She is interested in intercultural interaction and questions of identity, self, other and community. Many of her works have been about bringing forward hidden voices and unseen stories, and about ruptures and repairs. An interdisciplinary artist, Senaratne’s textile-based contemporary art has been shown in curated and juried exhibitions in Canada, the US and Europe. She has also written and published poetry and short fiction. Senaratne has worked as an educator in museums and holds a degree in Communications, Publishing and History with a Certificate in Public History (SFU).