BETTINA MATZKUHN CURRICULUM VITAE
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.
SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
2019 -upcoming: Weathering Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
2018 The Extended Outlook Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge BC
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.
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2017 Connections – Craft Council of BC Gallery
National Craft Exhibition: Can Craft? Craft Can! Burlington Art Gallery ON
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.
2015 Now and Then (Five artists) Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, Curator C. Keatley
Women Portraying Women, VASA, St Albert, AB. Bev Bunker, Curator
2014 cARTography Schweinfurth 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
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 Vancouver East Cultural Centre.
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.
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 show The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie,AB
1997 Unexpected Collaborations Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver,-collaborated with CBC Radio host Bill Richardson.
ONLINE EXHIBITS, INTERVIEWS, AND PRESENTATIONS
2013 Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon http://globalcivic.org/public-salons/past-public-salons/
Presentation VPL Series: Library Resources and Creative Inspiration
2011 World of Threads Exhibit online interview:
2017 July Uppercase Issue #34 – Maps and Sails
Contemporary Craft and the Ethic of Sustainability Amy Gogarty Canadian Craft Biennial catalogue
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 Stitched: Bettina Matzkuhn and Vivienne Pearson essay by Susan Grace Andrews.
Navigating a Textured Trajectory essay by Nadeane Trowse. Monograph.
SELECTED PUBLISHED WRITING
2017 Embroidered Meteorology Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/atj/vol2/iss2/11
The Map as Muse Surface Design Journal Spring 2017
2016 Curious – Jane Kidd, Cahiers métiers d’art/Craft Journal Volume 8, No 2 Fall 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 Forests Exhibition 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 Tale Textile Society of America
The Nature and Art of Tapestry catalogue essay, Burlington Art Gallery, Ontario.
2017 Canada Council, Travel Grant
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.
Western University – Weldon Library Map and Data Centre – The Land of Dither
Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas Branch In 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 - workshop
Embroiderer’s Guild of London ON – two workshops
Focus on Fiber Arts – Edmonton – two workshops
Fabric postcard workshop with teenagers – Burnaby Public Library
2016-18 Maiwa School of Textiles
2015 Fiberarts Newfoundland Conference, workshop.
2006-2014 - Sessional instructor (Humanities), ECUAD
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Board member, Craft Council of BC since 2010, current 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)
Member of CARFAC, Craft Council of BC, and the Textile Society of America.