Céline Downen pieces together community voices with elements of her natural surroundings to create a sense of place. Her artistic process can be summed up in three words: gather, piece, and stitch. Gather represents the collecting of materials, piece is the various processes used, and stitch is the end result, how everything comes to fruition.
Trained as a photographer, Downen also explores mediums such as printmaking, book arts, and sculpture. She is UMOCA’s first Educator-in-Residence.