2005    MA Graduate Liberal Studies, Simon Fraser University.

2000    BFA Visual Arts, Simon Fraser University.    

1978    Associate of Arts Diploma, Camosun College, Victoria, B.C.


2013   Sail Grand Forks Art Gallery, BC curator: Ted Fogg

2011   Mappa  Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC.

2007   Navigating, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver.

2006 Arboreal Eros, Crafthouse Gallery

2004   Inundation  Campbell River Art Gallery

     Inundation Kootenay Gallery of Art, History and Science

2003   Inundation Richmond Art Gallery, Curator: Corinne Corrie

2001   The Sewing Machine Story Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse. Curator: George Harris

2000   The Acid Rain in God’s Pocket  Crafthouse, Vancouver.

1998   The Sewing Machine Story Textile Context Studio Gallery, Vancouver .

1995   The Eye of the Needle  Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, B.C.

           Moving Stitches  West Kootenay National Exhibition Ctr., Castlegar,B.C.


upcoming May 2017 Connections - facilitator/participating artist in collaborations between members of Nature Vancouver and  textile artists.                            Craft Council BC

2016  The Inhabited Landscape – 2 person – Alberta Craft Council Gallery, Edmonton

            Emma Bound – Saskatchewan Craft Council

            As the Crow Flies– Arts Factory, Vancouver

            Embroidered Adventures – Katami Designs, Vancouver

            The Zoology of Weather (3 min) Real to Reel Festival, Crafts Council UK, London.

2015 Now and Then  (Five artists) Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver

            Women Portraying Women, VASA, St Albert, AB. Bev Bunker, Curator

2014  cARTographySchweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn N.Y.

2013   Boxed In!  The Rooms, St John’s NFLD, curator. Denis Longchamps

            Sea Level to Tree Line Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver with Kaija Rautianien.

            Invested Craft Council of BC. Curator: Dr S. Alfoldy, Pendulum Gallery, Van.

2012   De Rerum Natura World of Threads Festival. Curator Gareth Bate, Oakville Ont

2010   Mappings: Departure Points Nanaimo Art Gallery 2-person show

            Play by Play Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver, 2 person show

            By Hand, Museum of Vancouver, BC/Yukon section of Art of Craft Exhibit.

2009  Contenant/Contenu  Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, Montreal, PQ

2008  Contemporary Craft in B.C.: Excellence in Diversity  Vancouver Museum.

2007   Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, Korea

     Stitched Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson B.C. Curator: Angelika Werth

           Mitigated Disasters  two person show Vancouver East CulturalCentre.

2004   Burning Bridges over Troubled Waters, Comox Valley Art Gallery

2003   Selections From The Permanent Collection, Surrey Art Gallery, BC. 

2002  If Images Speak a Thousand Words...  Roundhouse, Vancouver.

           Fibreworks  Cambridge Galleries, Ontario.

           15th Annual Juried Miniature ExhibitionMichael Gibson Gallery, London, Ont.

2001   Threads of Life: The Culture of Cloth  Roundhouse, Vancouver.

2000   Political Expression Through Quilting  Kwantlen College, Surrey BC

1999   Inheriting the Familiar  2 person showThe Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie,AB    


2013   Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon

            Presentation VPL Series: Library Resources and Creative Inspiration


2011   World of Threads Exhibit online interview:



2016    A Stitch in Time Portia Pregert Galleries West Summer 2016

2014   Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textile Leanne Prain

            Studio Magazine Vol 9 No 1 Invested/40, exhibition review, Laura Carey

2012   Humor in Craft Brigitte Martin ed. Schiffer Publishing.

            The Knowledge Necessary for Navigation, catalogue essay, Dr Jennifer Salahub

2010  Mappings: Departure Points  essay by Gregory Ball, Nanaimo Art Gallery

2008  The Magic Quilt an essay by Amy Gogarty for Surrey Art Gallery

            Studio Magazine, Ontario Crafts Council.  Fall Winter issue 2008.

2007   Navigating  Shelley Harrison Rae, Arts AliveSeptember/October 2007

            Navigating a Textured Trajectory essay by Nadeane Trowse.  Monograph.


2016   Curious – Jane Kidd, Cahiers métiers d’art/Craft Journal Volume 8, No 2Fall              

            Investing in Textile Art – 20th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl guide.

            Essential Vancouver - articles on local artists (annually since 2005)

            What is Collaboration?

            In Praise of Functional Craft Craft Council of BC blog

2015  Curious - Jane Kidd’s Tapestries, exhibition review, Craft Council of BC Gallery

            Circle Craft – Studio Magazine, feature article

2014   Emerging - exhibition review, Craft Council of BC Gallery

2013   Integrated Circuits - Barbara Heller. Exhibition review, Craft Council of BC Gallery

            Reading the Land, Beverley Reid - Hanging by a Thread Exhibition essay GFAG

            Studio Magazine Chips and Blocks Spring 2013

 2012  Knowing - Eleanor Hannan. Exhibition review Craft Council of BC Gallery

            Shift - Michelle Sirois-Silver.  Exhibition review Craft Council of BC Gallery

2010   Marcus Bowcott: Our Floating ForestsExhibition Review Canadian Art (online)

2009   Lou Lynn: Retro-active - exhibition review Galleries West

2008   Pat Cairns: Equinox and Moving Centre Surrey Art Gallery's Open Book

2007   Cartography, Cloth and the Embroidered TaleTextile Society of America

            Ruth Scheuing’s Spider, Catalogue essay, Surrey Art Gallery.

           The Nature and Art of Tapestry catalogue essay, Burlington Art Gallery, Ontario.

2006   Craft: Perception and Practice Vol II  P. Gustafson ed. (Waves: Gilded Vessels)  

2005   Art and Act of Drawing, Robin Ripley and Barry Goodman, Surrey Art Gallery

2004   Waves: Gilded Vessels  Artichoke, Spring 2004.


2015   B.C. Arts Council, Project Assistance Grant

2010   B.C. Arts Council Professional Development Grant

2007   B.C. Arts Council Travel Grant

2006   B.C. Arts Council Level II visual arts grant.


Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas BranchIn Memory of Marlene Commission

Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C. The Magic Quilt

Cambridge Galleries, Ontario. The Night it all Went....

My work is in many private collections.


2017 - Creative Jam -Prince Rupert, B.C.

2016 –Maiwa School of Textiles

2015    instructor, Fiberarts Newfoundland Conference.

2006-14 Sessional, Humanities, Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

I have given many presentations and workshops for various audiences.


Board member, Craft Council of BC since 2010. Current chair.

2016 – Steering Committee – Textile Society of America conference 2018 planning.

             Emma International Artist Collaboration – by invitation

2015 – Artist in residence at Gros Morne National Park, October.

2010 – 16 Regional Editorial Committee, Studio Magazine

2014 - Shortlisted with Peter Pierobon for TELUS GARDEN public art sculpture project.

            Embroidery for production of Night At The Museum 3.         

Member CARFAC, Craft Council of BC, The Textile Society of America.