curriculum vitae

SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

 

2017      Seymour Art Gallery, Regeneratus, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

2014      FibreWorks Gallery, Recovery Method, Madiera Park, BC, Canada (solo)

2012      Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Love Decay Repair, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada (solo)

2011      Crafthouse Gallery, SHIFT, Craft Council of BC, Vancouver, BC, Canada (solo)
              FibreWorks Gallery, No Floors Required, Madiera Park, BC, Canada

2006      FibreEssence Gallery, EarthWater, Vancouver, BC, Canada (solo)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Il Museo Gallery, Women’s Work, Textile Society of America, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver Museum, Weaving Cultural Identities, Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada

 

2017

Highfield Hall, Interwoven: Art Meets Nature, MA, USA, Curator: Marcia Young

Circle Craft Gallery, Textiles of Land and Sea, Vancouver, BC, Canada

CityScape Gallery, Means of Production, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, juried

 

2016

Cameron Gallery, Mottainai! Waste Not Want Not, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, USA

Travelling Exhibition, mended, Surface Design Association BC + Yukon Region, Il Museo Gallery, Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver; FibreWorks Gallery, Madeira Park; Place des Arts, Coquitlam, BC, Canada, juried
 

2015

Conservatorio di Santa Marta, FeminArte, Montopoli, Italy (Virtual Exhibition)
Yeiser Art Center, Fantastic Fibers, American Quilters Society, Paducah, Kentucky, USA, juried

The International Guild of Handhooked Rugmakers Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada
 

2014

ArtProv Gallery, Hand Weavers Guild of America Conference: Convergence, Rhode Island, USA
University of Conneticutt Art Gallery, Hooked Art 2014, Newtown Hand Hooked Rugs, Conneticutt, USA, juried, catalogue
Cultch Gallery, Love, Decay, Repair, East Vancouver Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada, juried
Ferry Building Gallery, Jurors Choice, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, juried

 

2013

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Innovations in Fibers VI, Sebastopol, California, USA, juried
Pendulum Gallery, Invested, CCBC 40th Anniversary Provincial Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada, juried, catalogue

 

2010

Alberta Craft Council, For the Love of Craft, Alberta Craft Council, Calgary, AB, Canada, juried
Traveling Exhibition, Sum of the Parts, Surface Design Association, various venues, USA, juried
Cultural Olympiad, By Hand, Craft Council of BC, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, BC, Canada, juried

 

2008

Culture, Consciousness, Nature: A Context for Climate Change Conference, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada
Craft Council of BC, Excellence Within Diversity, Provincial Exhibition, Vancouver Museum, BC, Canada, juried

 

2005

Surface Design Association, Constants and Variables, Kansas, MO, USA
FibreEssence Gallery, Textiles, Vancouver, BC, Canada, juried

 

 

EVENTS, INTERVIEWS, PUBLICATIONS, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

2018

Participant, Weaving Cultural Identities, Vancouver Biennale, Vancouver, Canada

Guest Speaker, On Her Shoulders, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Georgetown Rug Hooking Guild, ON, Canada

Guest Speaker, On Her Shoulders, Crafted Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada

Exhibitor, Crafted Interiors, Crafted Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada

Guest Speaker, Shifting Paradigms, Handweavers Guild of Greater Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada

Guest Speaker, Shifting Paradigms, North Shore NeedleArts Guild, North Vancouver, Canada

Open Studio Event, First Saturday, Vancouver, Canada 2015 – present

 

2017

Artist Talk, Regeneratus, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada

Faculty Talks, Metchosin International Summer School for the Arts, Metchosin, BC, Canada
Artist Talk, Means of Production, CityScape Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada

2016

Interview, North By Northwest, Sheryl MacKay, CBC Radio, Canada

Artist in Residence, FibreWorks Gallery, BC, Canada 2011, 2014, 2016
Steering Committee, BC & Yukon Region Surface Design Association, 2013-2016

Open Studio Event, East Side Culture Crawl, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2009 - 2016

2015

Guest Speaker, Shifting Paradigms, TIGHR Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada
Interview, Textiles: The Art of Utility, Six Perspectives on Fibre Arts in Canada, Dr. Angela Clarke
Editor, BC & Yukon SDA Newsletter, 2013-2015

2014

Fiber Art Now Magazine, Rug Hooking Reimagined, Trudy Van Dyke, Spring 2014 Volume 3, Issue3

2013

Panelist, The Function of the Function, Canadian Federation of Craft, Conference, BC, Canada

2012

Rug Hooking Magazine, Hooked Rugs as Sketches 101, Michelle Sirois Silver January/February Volume XXIII Number 4

Fiber Art Now Magazine, Love Decay Repair, Michelle Sirois Silver, Summer 2012 Volume 1 Issue 4
Artist Talk, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, BC Canada

 

2010

Cover Art, Room Literary Journal, Canada, Fall Volume 33.3
Writer, Rug Hooking Magazine, Tea for Two: A study in values, Michelle Sirois Silver, November/December 2010, Volume XXII, Number 3

Writer, Rug Hooking Magazine, Directional Hooking or Random Hooking?, Michelle Sirois Silver, September/October 2010, Volume XXII, Number 2

2009

Rug Hooking Magazine, Hooked on Contributing to Community, Michelle Sirois Silver, September/October 2009, Volume XXI, Number 2

 

2008

Interview, ZigZag, Radio Canada, Canada
Interview, Breakfast Television, City TV, Canada

 

2006

Cover, Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibition Catalog, USA

 

2002

Guest Speaker, Convergence, Handweavers Guild of America, Vancouver, Canada
 

AWARDS & GRANTS

 

2016

Nomination, Mayor’s Art Award for Craft and Design, City of Vancouver
Nomination, The Carter Wosk 12th Annual BC Creative Achievement Award for Applied Art & Design

 

2015

Award for Excellence, mended, Surface Design Association

 

2010

Grant, Surface Design Association, Professional Development Grant

 

1986

Grant, Canada Council Grant (film)

Grant, Ontario Arts Council Grant (film)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE (selected)

2018

Georgetown Rug Hooking Guild & the Elora Centre for the Arts , Ontario, Canada

 

2016

Metchosin International Summer School for the Arts, BC, Canada  2016 - 2017

Studio 201, Vancouver, BC, Canada  2011 - present
Maiwa Workshops, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2009 – 2016.

 

2010

Gibsons Fiber Arts Festival, Gibsons, BC, Canada 2000-2010
Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts, Loon Lake, BC, Canada

 

2008

Prairie Harvest Rug Hooking School, Saskatoon, Canada

 

2002

Convergence, Handweavers Guild of America Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada

MEMBERSHIPS


Craft Council of British Columbia, Canada

CARFAC