Fiona Lovell Horning
Mixed Media

Artist Statement:

Fiona is a mixed media artist creating graphic, fiber, print and photographic work. She takes her inspiration from her background in spirituality, female wisdom traditions and her personal history as an immigrant and “Third Culture” individual. Fiona reluctantly learned to sew from her mother at an early age. Believing it to be an arm of the domestic oppression of women, she abandoned it until her forties. Fortuitously, an instructor Haystack School of Crafts helped her to see it as a tool for telling the stories of her feminine heritage with pride and dignity as well as a fair share of humor. Fiona is a Coactive©-trained life coach and writes the blog, Eudaimonia; which roughly translates from ancient Greek as “Human Flourishing.”

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Fiona is deeply committed to the issue of Racial Justice, serving as a trustee of the HFF Racial Justice Initiative and as a board member of the Horning Family Foundation. She is a member of the Learning and Community Engagement Committee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston “which aims to boldly combine art and ideas with a commitment to welcoming new and diverse audiences”.

Throughout her 60+ years she has been involved in art making and creative exploration in a variety of ways from creating costumes for the stage as well as her children, designing private label products for large retail chains, and teaching art to youth in a range of settings including Medicine Wheel Productions of Boston and Creative Arts at Park in Brookline. In addition, Fiona was a Gallery Instructor for over 15 years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she introduced thousands of young people to the heart-pounding dynamism of world art. Fiona received her MA in Psychology and Religion from Andover Newton Theological School and helped found the Education Initiative at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine. Fiona studied Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica. She enjoys sharing a studio with five exciting women at Station Street Studios in Brookline. She lives in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts with her husband of over 25 years. Her three sons are now out on their own…most of the time.

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