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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.



2020   upcoming: Newfoundland Craft Council Gallery, St John’s NL

2018   An Extended Outlook ACT Art Gallery, Maple Ridge BC, curator Barbara Duncan

2013   Sail Grand Forks Art Gallery, BC curator Ted Fogg

2011   Mappa  Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC, curator Astrid Heyerdahl.

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



2018    Lost Thread  Touchstones Gallery Nelson BC curator Arin Fay

Connecting Threads  Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey BC curator Jordan Strom

            Memory Landscape  Art Gallery of Grande Prairie AB curator Derrick Chang

            Women’s Work  Italian Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC curator Angela Clarke

2017    Connections  Craft Council of BC Gallery

            Can Craft? Craft Can! Canadian Craft Biennial, Burlington Art Gallery ON

            Weatherwise/Otherwise Dalton Gallery, Decatur, GA curator Dot Moye

2016   The Inhabited Landscape – with Mia Riley – 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 Chris 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 with Kaija Rautianien Circle Craft Gallery, Vancouver BC

            Invested 40 Craft Council of BC. Pendulum Gallery Vancouver curator: Dr S. Alfoldy

2012   De Rerum Natura World of Threads Festival Oakville ON curator Gareth Bate

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 with Vivienne Pearson, Oxygen Art Centre, Nelson BC Curator: Angelika Werth

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

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

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        



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

Dr. Jennifer Salahub  The Knowledge Necessary for Navigation monograph 2012

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

Nadeane Trowse  “Navigating a Textured Trajectory” monograph 2007

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



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

2013  Invested 40 Craft Council of BC. Pendulum Gallery Vancouver, Dr S. Alfoldy

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

2008  Bettina Matzkuhn: The Magic Quilt Surrey Art Gallery Open Book, Amy Gogarty 



“Mentor and Metalsmith” 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 Gallery, 2013  

“Reading the Land” (Beverley Reid exhibition essay) Grand Forks Gallery 2,  2013

“Chips and Blocks” Studio Magazine Spring 2013 

“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



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.



2018   Project Assistance Grant, B.C. Arts Council

2017   Travel Grant, Canada Council

2015   Project Assistance Grant, B.C. Arts Council,

2010   Professional Development Grant, B.C. Arts Council

2007   Travel Grant, B.C. Arts Council

2006   Level II visual arts grant, B.C. Arts Council



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

Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC



2016-19 Workshops: Maiwa School of Textiles, Vancouver BC

2018    Fibre Art Voices, Comox BC

2017    Prince Rupert Arts Council; Embroiderer’s Guild of London ON; Focus on Fiber Arts, Edmonton AB

2015    Fiberarts Conference Rocky Harbour, NL.



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

2018                            Steering Committee Textile Society of America Symposium

2015                            Artist in residence at Gros Morne National Park, NL

2013                            Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon

2010 – 2016                Regional Editorial Committee, Studio Magazine

2006, 2012, 2016        Presenter at The Textile Society of America symposia

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