Maria Doering and Fiona Chinkan – Shared Energies

By Stephen G Hurley

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Artists Maria Doering and Fiona Chinkan have developed a unique way of collaborating that has resulted in a project called “Shared Energies: Cells, Stars and the Fluidity Between” The project is fascinating, but so is the story of how it came to life.

Maria Doering is a German multidisciplinary artist and printmaker, living and working in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia since 2012. Her art practice moves fluidly between drawing, printmaking, installation art, painting and embroidery.

Fiona Chinkan is a New York City based artist. Fiona began her signature style of drawings in 2001, as a way to accompany graffiti lettering she was exploring at the time. Over the years, she has developed the lines and forms as a means to express herself and interpret the world around her.

Maria and Fiona’s Shared Energies project can be found at

You can find more about Maria’s work at
You can learn more about Fiona’s work at