Creates lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. She studied visual arts
at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Since the 1970's her
work has been presented in over one hundred solo and group exhibitions
across Canada and in Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Denmark,
and the USA. She has also been the curator of several exhibitions,
worked in artist-run centres, and taught visual arts at the University
of Ottawa and Algonquin College. She has been a guest lecturer at
various institutions, among them the Glasgow School of Art, the
University of Oxford, and the University of Kent at Canterbury.
Her artistic practice -investigating the relationship between human
experience, memory, language and the land- has taken her to work
in many locations thoughout Canada and Britain. Her work is in numerous
public collections including the National Gallery of Canada and
the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Exhibitions include Language and Land Use, Newfoundland 1994
at the Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, as part
of Fotofeis, the international photography festival in Scotland;
Displaced Histories at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography,
Ottawa; The Edge of Town at the Joseloff Gallery, University
of Hartford, Connecticut.
Marlene Creates represented St.John's in an international exhibition
of contemporary art - Container 96, Art across Oceans - in
which 96 artists from port cities around the world have installed
their work in shipping containers along the harbourfront in Copenhagen
as part of the Cultural Capital of Europe 1996.