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
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.
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
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.
ONLINE EXHIBITS, INTERVIEWS, AND PRESENTATIONS
2013 Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon http://globalcivic.org/public-salons/past-public-salons/
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
SELECTED PUBLISHED WRITING
“Mentor and Metalsmith” (Wesley Harris exhibition review) Studio Magazine Fall/Winter 2018.
“Embroidered Meteorology” Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal, 2017 http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/atj/vol2/iss2/11
“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
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.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
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.