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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

2016 – Doily Webs, Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec

2016 – Mend & Make Well, Rotation Rotation, Articule, Montreal, Quebec

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 – 2016 – 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), Place Grand, Dawson, YT (2015), Alliance Francaise Toronto, ON (2016)

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

2008 – 2016 – 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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 – CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community, part of a community collaborative artwork YASVB organized by Betsy Greer, curated by Faith Levine, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

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, Yukon representative, Toronto, Ontario

2015 – Culture Days Congress, Yukon representative, Edmonton, Alberta

2013 Canadian Museums Association Annual Conference, Yukon Arts Centre representative, Whitehorse, Yukon

2013 – It Takes a Community to Clothe an Airplane, Panel discussion presenter, Canadian Museums Association Annual Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon

2012 – Canadian Museums Association Annual Conference, Yukon Arts Centre representative, Ottawa, Ontario

2010 – Presentation on inclusion in the arts at the BC Association for Community Living, Family Focus Society and Canadian Association for Community Living national family Conference

TEXTILE SHOWS, DISPLAYS, & EXHIBITIONS (select)

2015 – Ten, Arts Underground, Whitehorse, Yukon

2015 – Redesign Market, the Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse

2009 – 2014 – Cranberry Fair, Northern Fibres Guild, Whitehorse

2010 – 2013 – Mardi Bra-a breast cancer fundraising event, Whitehorse

2011 & 2013 – Great Northern Arts Festival, Inuvik, NWT

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

2012 – Holiday Exhibit, Cadence Cycle, Whitehorse

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

2007 – 2008 – Makers Market on James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario

2008 – RevWear, Fashion Art Show, Pearl Company Hamilton

 

ARTS RELATED EMPLOYMENT

2016- present – Executive Director, Hamilton Artists Inc, Hamilton Ontario

2008-2016 – Community Engagement Visual Arts, Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

2009 – Collections Management Contractor, Yukon Government Permanent Art Collection, Whitehorse, Yukon

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

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 – 2016 – National Committee Member, Culture Days

2013 – 2016 – 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 – 2016 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)