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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.

1993   Hanging by a Thread  Crafthouse, Vancouver.


2017  Connections – Craft Council of BC Gallery

            National Craft Exhibition: Can Craft? Craft Can! Burlington Art Gallery

            Weatherwise/Otherwise Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA

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

            Real to Reel – Crafts Council UK Zoology of Weather (animated film) selected.

2015Now and Then (Five artists) Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, Curator C. Keatley

            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.

            The Game  Leigh Square Community Arts Village, Port Coquitlam BC

2009Contenant/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 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.

           Water, Water, Everywhere  Crafthouse, Vancouver.

2000   Political Expression Through Quilting  Kwantlen College, Surrey BC

           Budding: Work Inspired by the Garden  Crafthouse, Vancouver.

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

1998   Witness  Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.

1997   Unexpected Collaborations Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver,-collaborated with            CBC Radio host Bill Richardson.    


2017 - John Nelson's cartography blog:

2013   Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon

            Presentation VPL Series: Library Resources and Creative Inspiration


2011World of Threads Exhibit online interview:



2016   A Stitch in Time  Portia Pregert Galleries WestSummer 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

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

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

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

2007 Stitched: Bettina Matzkuhn and Vivienne Pearson  essay by Susan Grace Andrews.

           Navigating a Textured Trajectory essay by Nadeane Trowse.  Monogra


2017   Embroidered Meteorology Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal  (to be posted)

            The Map as Muse  Surface Design Journal Spring 2017

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

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

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

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

2011   Studio Magazine Have some Blim it’s good for you. (Spring/Summer)

           Knowing - Eleanor Hannan. 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


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 Arts Council

Embroiderer's Guild of London ON, two workshops

2016 – Maiwa School of Textiles – two workshops, October

2015    instructor, Fiberarts Newfoundland Conference.

2006 ongoing - Sessional instructor (Humanities), ECUAD

I have given many presentations and workshops for various audiences.


Board member, Craft Council of BC since 2010, current board chair.

Steering committee, 2018 conference, Textile Society of America

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

2010 – 2016 Regional Editorial Committee, Studio Magazine

2010 - Advisory Council for Textile Arts Program at Capilano University until 2014.

Presenter at The Textile Society of America conferences, Toronto, Ont (2006), Washington DC (2012). And Savannah GA (2016)

2007 Presenter Neocraft Conference, Halifax NS

Member of CARFAC, Craft Council of BC, and the Textile Society of America.