Margaret Joba-Woodruff is an emerging artist whose practice concerns itself with intersections of nature, the body and printmaking. These topics are explored through acts of curiosity, intuition, and repetition which invite connections between materials and our own bodies, memories and identities.
Born in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal) and raised on the island of Noepe (Martha’s Vineyard), Joba-Woodruff is currently living as a guest on the island of Ktaqmkuk in the city known as St. John's, Newfoundland. She received her BFA in Visual Art from the University of British Columbia in 2020 which is situated on the ancestral and unceded lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm people.
Joba-Woodruff is currently in residence as the Don Wright Scholar of 2022/23 at St. Michael’s Printshop in St. John’s, Newfoundland which is a residency awarded each year to an early career artist working in contemporary printmaking. When she is not behind the wheel of an etching press, you can find her looking for the people and places that feel like home.