SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 SAIGON Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Yarmouth, NS.

2007 SAIGON Mount St. Vincent University Gallery, Halifax, NS.

2004 STILL Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art, Halifax, NS.

1999 TWELVE FLAGS FOR A WAR eyelevel gallery, Halifax, NS.

1997 WAR STORIES Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s, NL.

1995 RECENT WORK Rail's End Gallery, Haliburton, ON.

1994 RECENT WORK Manitoba Printmakers Gallery, Winnipeg, MB.

          THE WAR SHOW Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia College of Art and

           Design, Halifax, NS.

          BLACK FLIGHT White Water Gallery; North Bay, ON.

          DARK FLIGHT Artspace; Peterborough, ON, (and residency).

1988 PRISONS Indusmin Gallery, Artspace; Peterborough, ON.

1981 REMNANTS FROM THE SAIL CULTURE Artspace; Peterborough, ON. 

 

SELECTED TWO/THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2010 LILLIAN ELLIOTT AWARD WINNERS Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

1997 IMAGE RITES Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS.

1995 REMEMBRANCE Forest City Gallery, London, ON.

1994 NEW WORK Open Studio; Toronto, ON.

1993 NEIGHBOURS Museum for Textiles; Toronto, ON,

1983 TWO PERSON SHOW Powerhouse Gallery; Montreal, QC.

1979 FABRIC, FIBRE, CLAY Art Gallery of Peterborough; Peterborough, ON.

1976 A TEAR IN THE FABRIC OF THE UNIVERSE two person exhibition, 567

        Gallery; Toronto, ON. 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 PEACEWORK The Mary Black Gallery, Halifax, NS.

       BIG Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS.

2011 FIBRED OPTICS The Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC.

2009 FIBRED OPTICS The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON.

2008 TATTERED CULTURES; MENDED HISTORIES, Honolulu Academy of Art,

       Honolulu, HI.

2006 ABOUT JACQUARD Centre des Textiles Contemporains de Montreal,

       Montreal, QC.

2006 ROOTS AND SHOOTS Mount St. Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS.

2004 NICE TO MEET YOU Hyundai Gallery, University of Ulsan, Korea

2003 8th INTERNATIONAL SHOEBOX SCULPTURE EXHIBITION University

       of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI.

2003 IF IMAGES SPEAK A THOUSAND WORDS? in conjunction with Convergence,

      Vancouver, BC.

2000-03 e-textiles - JACQUARD 2000 Centre des Textiles Contemporains de Montreal,

       originating Montreal, travelling in Canada, Australia.

2001 LANGUAGE OF MEMORY New Bedford Art Museum, MA. U.S.A.

2000 FAR AND WIDE Culture of Display, Stellarton, NS.

1999 7th INTERNATIONAL SHOEBOX SCULPTURE EXHIBITION University

       of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI.

       CONFRONTATIONS Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax,

         NS.

1998 IN MEMORIAM Klemm Gallery, Siena Heights University, MI.

1996 FAR AND WIDE Visual Arts Nova Scotia (travelling).

1994 CHATAUQUA INTERNATIONAL for FIBER ART Adams Gallery, Fredonia,

         NY.

       FIBREWORKS juried exhibition of contemporary fibre art; The Library and

         Gallery Cambridge, ON.

1992 FIBREWORKS juried exhibition of contemporary fibre art; The Library and

         Gallery; Cambridge, ON.

1991 MFA EXHIBITION Slusser Gallery, School of Art, University of Michigan;

        Ann Arbor, MI.

        PERSPECTIVES FROM THE RIM; THE NEXT GENERATION National

        Surface Design Conference, International Juried Student Show; Seattle, WA.

1990 ACQUINAS COLLEGE INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION at Acquinas College;

        Grand Rapids, MI.

1981 REPEATS Juried Surfacing Exhibition; Toronto, ON.

1979 ONTARIO CRAFTS COUNCIL REGIONAL EXHIBITON Barrie, ON.

         HAND TO HAND juried, in honour of the XXI Olympiad, KOPEC, Kingston,

          ON.

        CONQUEROR WORM PLUS ONE invitational, Glendon College Gallery,

          York University; Toronto, ON.

1975 MONUMENT TO MINIATURE invitational, Artspace, Peterborough, ON. 

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2012 JUROR/spokesperson Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks

        Arts Award Halifax, NS.

       PRESENTER Getting Through the Day; Textiles and Politics, TSA Biennial

        Symposium, Washington DC.

2011 CO-ORGANIZER of FAND (Fibre and Natural Dye Forum) NS.

2009-10 CHAIR, Division of Craft, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

       PRESENTER, Saigon; Visions of War: the arts represent conflict; National Conference

        on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, School of Visual Arts, NY.

2008-9 CHAIR, Division of Foundation, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

        PRESENTER Tattered Cultures; Textiles as Cultural Expressions, TSA Biennial

         Symposium, Honolulu HI.

2006-10 BOARD MEMBER Textile Society of America; Program Committee and

         Awards Committee.

2007-8 MENTOR, Visual Arts Nova Scotia Mentorship Program.

2007 NEOCRAFT conference presenter “Slow Craft”, Halifax, NS.

2006 SYMPOSIUM CO-CHAIR, Textile Society of America 10th Biennial

       Symposium, Toronto, ON. October 2006.

2005- present ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

2000 - 2005 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

1993 - 2000 VARIOUS PART-TIME AND LIMITED TERM APPOINTMENTS

        Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

1998 – 2002 BOARD MEMBER Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS.

2002 VISITING ARTIST University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA.

1999 PROGRAM CONSULTANT Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery,

        Halifax, NS.

1993 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Artspace, Peterborough, ON.

        VISITING ARTIST Sheridan College, Oakville; Fleming College, Peterborough,

          ON.

1992 INSTRUCTOR (Surface Design) Sheridan College, Art and Art History Program,

        Erindale College, Oakville, ON.

1989-91 TEACHING ASSISTANT, INTERN TEACHER, GRADER School of Art,

        University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI.

1976-93 ART TEACHER Ontario Art Council, Creative Artists in Schools.

1989 INTERIM DIRECTOR, Chairman of Board, Artspace, an artist-run centre, Peterborough,

        ON.

1987 – 1989 BOARD MEMBER Art Space Artist Run Centre, Peterborough ON

1977 CO-CURATOR Artspace, a parallel gallery, Peterborough, ON. 

 

AWARDS

2014 Juror’s Choice, Peacework The Mary Black Gallery, Halifax, NS.

2013 SSHRC Connection Grant led by Robin Muller; Sow to Sew: Reimagining the

        relationship between textiles, fashion and agriculture in Nova Scotia. coresearcher,

         collaborator.

2012 President’s Award for Research and Creative Practice, NSCAD, shared with

       Gary Markle and Robin Muller.

2011 Textile Society of America travel grant to attend ISEND 2011, La Rochelle,

       France.

2004 SSHRC-NSCAD research grant.

2002 Canada Council travel grant.

2001 Canada Council travel grant.

         Nova Scotia Arts Council creation grant.

1998 Canada Council creation grant.

1995 Lillian Elliot Award Berkeley, Ca.

1994 Exhibition Assistance Grant Ontario Art Council.

        Crafts Grant Ontario Art Council.

1993 Exhibition Assistance Grant Ontario Arts Council.

1992 Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Research Grant.

1991 Rackham Graduate Research Grant Rackham Graduate School, University of

       Michigan, MI..

        School of Art Scholarship & Fellowship University ofMichigan.

         Dybvig Award for Outstanding Student School of Art, University of Michigan.

          Research Grant Office of the Vice President for Research; University of

            Michigan.

         Center for the Education of Women Scholarship University of Michigan.

         Alumnae Council Scholarship University of Michigan.

1990 School of Art Scholarship &Fellowship University of Michigan.

       Handweavers Guild of America Scholarship.

1989 School of Art Fellowship University of Michigan.

       Colour in Textiles Award Ontario College of Art.

        1988 Samo Textile Design Award Ontario College of Art.

1974-88 Visual Arts Awards Ontario Arts Council (seven).

1981 Canada Council Explorations Grant.

         Award of Merit Surfacing "Repeats" Exhibition. 

 

COLLECTIONS

Canada Council Art Bank; Nova Scotia Art Bank; Cambridge Library and Gallery Collection

of Contemporary Fibre; Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery Collection; private

collections. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2014 War Imagery in Women’s Textiles an International Study of Weaving, Knitting,

       Sewing, Quilting, Rug Making and Other Fabric Arts; by Deborah Deacon and

       Paula Calvin MFarland and Company, North Carolina, 2014.

2011 Surface Design Journal “Canadian Perspectives” feature article by Suzanne

        Arney.

2010 Surface Design Journal Review, photographs of Saigon exhibition; review by

       W. Landry.

2009 Fibred Optics exhibition catalogue, Ottawa Art Gallery, Andrea Fatona curator

2007 Saigon exhibition catalogue, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery; wrote

       18 brief stories for catalogue; Ingrid Jenkner curator.

Stephanie Dean-Moore’s Quiet Prayers: Talismans, Contemplation and the

        Quest for Peace; guest writer for catalogue published by the Mary E. Black

        Gallery of the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design.

2006 Roots and Shoots exhibition catalogue, Mount Saint Vincent University Art

        Gallery.

        about jacquard exhibition catalogue, Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles.

2005 American Craft article featuring Lillian Elliott Award winners.

2004 Fiberarts Design Book Seven, Lark Press, NC.

       Nice to Meet You exhibition catalogue, University of Ulsan, Korea.

2003 ARTSatlantic no 74; Spring 2003 “Looking at Textiles” by W. Landry, and review

        of "e-textiles " by same author.

2002 Textile Society of America publication-article about textile program at NSCAD.

2000 ARTSatlantic no. 66; Spring 2000 review of 12 Flags for a War by A. D.

       Christie.

1999 12 Flags for a War exhibition publication, eyelevel gallery, essay by P.

        MacKinnon.

1999 Confrontations unquiet images from the university collection exhibition publication,

           Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery essay by P. MacKinnon.

        Cover Image. Narrating Utopia by Christopher Ferns; Liverpool University

          Press, Liverpool, UK.

Surfacing Journal spring 99; “The Storied History of Cloth” an interview with

         Dr. Elizabeth Barber, Halifax, NS.

1998 In Memorium eight artists remember. Exhibition publication, Siena Heights

        University, MI.

1997 Image Rites exhibition publication, Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery.

1995 Fiberarts Magazine vol. 22, no.2; Sept/Oct 1995; photograph of

       Dragons' Teeth p. 28.

1993 Signs and Symbols African Images in African-American Quilts by Dr Maude

       Wahlman; Studio Press, Museum of American Folk Art, NY. quotes, footnotes.

1991 For John Cox' Daughter Exhibition Catalogue; catalogue article and biographies;

        African American Quilts from the Southeastern US.

       Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot Magazine; photograph.

1986 Craft Focus 2 Ontario Craft Council publication; photograph.

1979 Canada Crafts Magazine interview, photographs. 

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2015 A Very Long Engagement Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA.

2013 A Very Long Engagement Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS.

2002 Material new textile based work by Noreen Battaglia, Anna Biro, Anke Fox,

       Sook He Park; eyelevel gallery, Halifax

1991 For John Cox' Daughter African- American Quilts from the Southeastern

       United States; John Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art,

       Ann Arbor; Center for Creative Studies Detroit; Contemporary Gallery, Museum

       for Textiles, Toronto. 

 

EDUCATION

M.F.A. School of Art, University of Michigan, A.O.C.A.(honours), Ontario College of

Art, B.A. (honors), University of Pennsylvania.