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.



2018   An Extended Outlook ACT 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 BC

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 BC.



2018   Lost Thread – Touchstones Gallery Nelson BC

            Memory Landscape Art Gallery of Grande Prairie AB

            Women’s Work – Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC

Learning the Land Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC

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.

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 BC Curator: Angelika Werth

2004   Burning Bridges over Troubled Waters, Comox Valley Art Gallery, BC

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

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

           Fibreworks  Cambridge Galleries, ON.

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 (with CBC Radio host Bill Richardson) Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC.   




2013   Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon

2011    World of Threads Exhibit online interview:




Unauthored, “Maps and Sails,” Uppercase Issue #34, July 2017

Portia Pregert “A Stitch in Time”  Galleries West  Summer 2016

Leanne Prain “Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textile,” 2014   

Laura Carey “Invested/40,” Studio Magazine Vol 9 No 1 2014

Brigitte Martin ed  “Humor in Craft,” Schiffer Publishing, 2012

Nadeane Trowse  “Navigating a Textured Trajectory” (Monograph) 2007



Amy Gogarty  Contemporary Craft and the Ethic of Sustainability Canadian Craft Biennial, Art Gallery of Burlington, ON, 2017

Jennifer Salahub “The Knowledge Necessary for Navigation,” 2012

Gregory Ball “Mappings: Departure Points,” Nanaimo Art Gallery, BC, 2010       

Amy Gogarty  “The Magic Quilt” Surrey Art Gallery, BC, 2008

Susan Grace Andrews “Stitched: Bettina Matzkuhn and Vivienne Pearson,” 2007



“Mentor and Metalsmith” (Wesley Harris exhibition review) Studio Magazine Fall/Winter 2018.

“Embroidered Meteorology” Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal, 2017

“The Map as Muse” Surface Design Journal Spring 2017

“Curious” (Jane Kidd exhibition review) Cahiers métiers d’art/Craft Journal, Volume 8, No 2, Fall 2016

“Investing in Textile Art,“ 20th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl guide 2016

“Curious”  (Jane Kidd exhibition review) Craft Council of BC Gallery 2015   

“Emerging” (exhibition review) Craft Council of BC Gallery

“Integrated Circuits”( Barbara Heller exhibition review) Craft Council of BC Gallery2013  

“Reading the Land” (Beverley Reid exhibition essay) GFAG 2013

“Chips and Blocks”Studio Magazine Spring 2013

“Have some Blim it’s good for you” Studio Magazine Spring/Summer, 2011  

“Knowing” (Eleanor Hannan exhibition review) Craft Council of BC Gallery 2011

“Marcus Bowcott: Our Floating Forests”  (exhibition review) Canadian Art (online) Dec. 9,2010

“Lou Lynn: Retro-active” (exhibition review), Galleries West , 2009



2018   B.C. Arts Council, Project Assistance Grant

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

Burnaby Public Library, Tommy Douglas Branch 

Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, B.C.

Cambridge Galleries, ON

private collections.


2006-2014 - Sessional instructor, Pattern: Textile and Beyond (third-year Humanities),

Emily Carr University of Art and Design, BC



2018     Workshops: Maiwa School of Textiles, Vancouver; Fibre Art Voices, Comox BC; “Art Together” Surrey Art Gallery

2017  Prince Rupert Arts Council; Embroiderer’s Guild of London ON; Focus on Fiber Arts, Edmonton; Maiwa School of Textiles, Vancouver; Fabric postcard (for teenagers) Burnaby Public Library

2016  Maiwa School of Textiles , Vancouver

2015  Fiberarts Newfoundland Conference.



2010-present               Board member current chair , Craft Council of BC,.

2018                            Steering Committee  Textile Society of America Symposium

2010 – 2016                Regional Editorial Committee, Studio Magazine

2006, 2012, 2016        Presenter at The Textile Society of America conferences, Toronto, ON; Washington DC; Savannah GA.

2015                            Artist in residence at Gros Morne National Park, NL.

2010 – 2014                Advisory Council, Textile Arts Program at Capilano University.



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