Marijke Nap (1965-2011) was a Brazilian-born artist, who moved to Canada in 1978. She studied printmaking at Capilano University. She later worked as a printmaking technician there and at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia. As a great advocate and contributor to the printmaking community of Vancouver, she helped to establish the New Leaf Editions International Miniature Print Exhibition with Debra Dedyluk and Peter Braune. She also served on the board of directors at the Malaspina Printmakers Society and Dundarave Print Workshop, both on Granville Island in Vancouver.
Nap had a wide-ranging independent practice in print and drawing, which included traditional etching, screen printing, lithography, photography, and digital applications, and challenged the technical and conceptual limits of printmaking. Many of her works have added textural elements like cloth, collage, flocking, or even substances such as pollen or sugar. Highly influenced by personal experiences and memories, political convictions and dreams, her works are unique, multifaceted expressions of her world view.