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EDUCATION

2002-6 – BA in Fine Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

2004-5 – Study Abroad in Fine Art, University of Leeds, UK

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 – Dear Diary, Mid-Century Dweller, Calgary, Alberta

2013 – Dear Diary,  Northern Front Studio, Whitehorse, Yukon

2011 – Emotional Baggage, Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery, Whitehorse

2009 – Unmentionables, Arts Underground, Whitehorse, Yukon

2008 – It Was A Special Occasion, Cambridge Cottage Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario

PUBLICATIONS

2014 – Strange Material: Storytelling Through Textiles by Leanne Prain

2014 – Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism by Betsy Greer

RESIDENCIES

2012 – Artist in residence, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC), Dawson City, Yukon

2010 – Artists Down Under, Arts Underground, Whitehorse, Yukon

COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE ARTWORKS

2015 – Doily Webs, Riverside Arts Festival, Dawson, Yukon

2015 – Mend & Make Well, Arts In The Park, Whitehorse, Yukon

2015 – Mend & Make Well, Arts Up Front Festival, Whitehorse, Yukon

2015 – Doily Webs, Nuit Blanche, Whitehorse, Yukon

2012 – present – Dear Diary

2013 – Ice Age Yarnbombing Mammoths, Beringia Interpretive Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon

2012 & 2014 – Interactive yarn bombing and knitting workshops, Atlin Arts and Music Festival, Atlin, British Columbia

2012 & 2014 – Interactive yarn bombing and knitting workshops, Riverside Arts Festival, Dawson, Yukon

2012 – Knitting for History: Yarn Bombing a DC-3 airplane, Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse, Yukon

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2015 – Northern Fibres Guild, Arts Underground, Whitehorse, Yukon

2014 – Jim Robb’s Yukon, Retrospective, Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

2013 – Encounters with the Sublime: Kluane National Park and Reserve through the lenses of Bradford Washburn and Sebastião Salgado, Haines Junction, YT (Oct 2013) Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery (March 2014)

2012 – Alison McCreesh solo exhibit Squatters, Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery

2008 – present – Curator of Community Gallery and ATCO Electric Yukon Youth, Yukon Arts Centre  Public Art Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

2007 – Co-curator of No Fixed Address: Suitcase Art Galleries, Hamilton, Ontario

2005 – Curator of 1st Annual Winter Salon, Loose Cannon Gallery, Hamilton

COLLECTIONS

2012 – KIAC/ODD Gallery/McCaully House Residency Collection

2010 – Yukon Government Permanent Art Collection

FASHION SHOWS, DISPLAYS, MARKETS &  EXHIBITS

2015 – Ten, Arts Underground,  Whitehorse, Yukon

2015 – Holiday Christmas Craft Fair, the Old Fire Hall,  Whitehorse, Yukon

2015 – Redesign Market, the Old Fire Hall,  Whitehorse, Yukon

2014 – Cranberry Fair, Northern Fibres Guild, Whitehorse, Yukon

2013 – Cranberry Fair, Northern Fibres Guild, Whitehorse, Yukon

2013 – Mardi Bra-a breast cancer fundraising event, Whitehorse, Yukon

2013 – Great Northern Arts Festival, Inuvik, Northwest Territories

2013 – Boundless: Fashion from Canada’s North, Northern Scene, Ottawa, Ontario

2012 – Cranberry Fair, Northern Fibres Guild, Whitehorse, Yukon

2012 – Holiday Exhibit, Cadence Cycle, Whitehorse, Yukon

2012 – Catch My Eye Accessories Exhibit, Baked Cafe, Whitehorse, Yukon

2012 – Mardi Bra-a breast cancer fundraising event, Whitehorse, Yukon

2011 – Great Northern Arts Festival, Inuvik, Northwest Territories

2011 – Cranberry Fair, Northern Fibres Guild, Whitehorse, Yukon

2010 – Mardi Bra-a breast cancer fundraising event, Whitehorse

2010 – Cranberry Fair, Northern Fibres Guild, Whitehorse, Yukon

2009 – Cranberry Fair, Northern Fibres Guild, Whitehorse, Yukon

2008 – Makers Market on James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario

2008 – RevWear, Fashion Art Show at the Pearl Company Hamilton

2007 – Winter Makers’ Market, Christ Church Cathedral, Hamilton

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 – Northern Fibres Guild, Arts Underground, Whitehorse, Yukon

2012 – Plants & Animals, Northern Fibres Guild exhibit, Yukon Arts Centre Community Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

2011 – 100 Ways, Celebration of International Women’s Day, Dawson City, Yukon 

2010 – Capture: New Acquisitions by the Yukon Government Permanent Art Collection

2010 – Scrawl on the Wall, Arts Underground, Whitehorse, Yukon

2009 – Summer Days, Arts Underground, Whitehorse, Yukon

2009 – Dark Days, Red Wagon Union at the Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse

2008 – Abuse Against Women Awareness Exhibition, Whitehorse

2008 – Gender Matters, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

2007 – Annual Members’ Show, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario

2007 – 3rd Annual Winter Salon, Loose Cannon Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

2007 – In Design, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario

2007 – Artopia 2007: Star Buckets, fundraiser at Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario

2007 – No Fixed Address: Suitcase Art Galleries, various public spaces, Hamilton, Ontario

2007 – The Apartment Show, Loose Cannon Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

AWARDS & GRANTS

2012 – Yarn Bomb Yukon Collective, Arts Fund from Yukon Government

2011 – Sewing Training, Cultural Industries Training Fund from Yukon Government

2011 – Touring Artist Fund from Yukon Government, Great Northern Arts Festival, Inuvik, Northwest Territories

MEMBERSHIPS

2012 present – Coordinator of Yarn Bomb Yukon

2008 present Member of the Northern Fibres Guild, Whitehorse, Yukon

2011 present – Yukon Arts Society (Arts Underground), Whitehorse

2012 Yukon Artists at Work co-op (YAW), Whitehorse, Yukon

2006-8 Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario

EVENT PLANNING

2015 – Yukon Etsy Made In Canada, Whitehorse, Yukon

2010 – present – Culture Days & Doors Open Yukon

CONFERENCES

2015 – Etsy Made In Canada Summit, Toronto, Ontario

2015 – Culture Days Congress, Edmonton, Alberta

2013 Canadian Museums Association Annual Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon

2012 – Canadian Museums Association Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario

ARTS RELATED EMPLOYMENT

2008-present – Community Engagement Visual Arts, Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery

2009 – Collections Management Contractor, Yukon Government Permanent Art Collection

2008-2010 – Community Engagement & Artist Contractor, Yukon Association for Community Living

2006-7 – Gallery Assistant, Abbozzo Gallery, Oakville, Ontario

2006 – Coordinator, Living Wage Project, Hamilton, Ontario

2006 – Internship, Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario

2005 – Internship, Loose Cannon Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario

2003 – Gallery Assistant, Grimm Gallery, Port Carling, Ontario

2000-2 – Gallery Assistant, Framing Place and Gallery, Huntsville, Ontario

1999-2 – Gallery Assistant, Wildlife Art International/Algonquin Art Gallery, Algonquin Park, Ontario

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2015 – Exhibition Lighting, Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

2015 – Packing and Shipping Cultural Property, Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

2014 – Collections Management Certification Course, Ontario Museums Association

2014 – National Gallery of Canada, Museum Professionals Orientation Program,

2013 – Construction of Mannequins, Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

2013 – Science, Technology & Grandeur, Canadian Museums Association Annual Conference

2011 – Millinery, Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon

2011 – Advanced Design and Sewing Techniques, Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon

2011 – Re-claimed Clothing Construction/Design and Tailoring, Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon

2011 – Financial Management for Cultural Institutions, University of Victoria, BC

2010 – Heritage Facility Planning & Storage Planning, Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

2010 – Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Institutions, Canadian Conservation Institute

2009 – Mount Making, Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

2009 – Education Programs Certification Course, Ontario Museums Association

2008 – Museum Learning Certification Course, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

VOLUNTEER & COMMITTEES

2015 – Local Committee, Walking with our Sisters

2010 – present – National Committee Member, Culture Days

2013 – present – Youth Committee Member for Douglas Phillips, Commissioner of Yukon

2013 Local Committee, Canadian Museums Association Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon

2010 – 2014 Vice President, Northern Fibres Guild, Whitehorse, Yukon

2011 – present Steering committee, Yukon Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, Whitehorse Yukon

2006Curatorial and fundraising committee, 705600, SUMMA at McMaster University

2006 – Committee for Y.E.A.H. (Young Emerging Artists of Hamilton), Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario

2005 – Committee for Merge, Hyde Park Social Club (Leeds)