Miss Solitude: Cuttings | Birthe Piontek & Marguerite Pigeon


Miss Solitude: Cuttings is a limited edition printed folio comprised of images from Birthe Piontek’s Miss Solitude series combined with original writings contributed by poet and novelist Marguerite Pigeon. This limited edition printed folio is an extension of Birthe Piontek: Miss Solitude on display at Access Gallery from April 22, 2016–June 17, 2016. Limited edition of 100.

Birthe Piontek is originally from Germany and moved to Canada in 2005 after receiving her MFA from the University of

Essen in Communication Design and Photography. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and is featured in many private and public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Museum of Applied Arts in Gera, Germany. Piontek’s project The Idea of the North won the Critical Mass Book Award 2009, and was published as a monograph in 2011. She was nominated for the AIMIA AGO Award 2014, and her recent project Lying Still was shortlisted for the Edward Burtinsky Grant in 2015. Piontek maintains her practice in Vancouver, BC.

Marguerite Pigeon is a poet and novelist. She is the author of three books. Her first poetry collection, Inventory, was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award, and her short story collection, Some Extremely Boring Drives, was nominated for a ReLIt Award. Marguerite is now at work on a book-length poem about fashion, The Endless Garment: A pocket epic. Originally from Blind River, Ontario, Pigeon lives and works in Vancouver, BC.

Layout: Catherine de Montreuil
Printed in Canada by Blackstone Press and Total Graphics

Book – $20.00 CA

ISBN – 978-1-988149-06-6


Miss Solitude: Cuttings