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Alanna Irene Edwards

Education

2020 – Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction), Kwantlen University
2016 – Diploma Fine Arts, Langara College
2012 – Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University

Group Exhibitions

2020 – Duality Paradox, online.
2019 – Bibliocache, Vancouver Art Book Fair, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
2019 – Art Waste: Sunrise, Sunset, Dynamo Arts Association
2018 – Textile Narratives, North Vancouver Arts Council
2018 – I know you are but what am I, Centre A for Contemporary Asian Art
2018 – Tricksters Laughing, Deer Lake Gallery [two person exhibition]
2018 – until now, BFA Grad Show
2017 – EIGHT x EIGHT, The Gam Gallery
2017 – Pushing Boundaries: Contemporary First Nations Artwork, North Vancouver Arts Council
2017 – ARTS2017: Reflections on Canada, Surrey Art Gallery
2017 – Art Waste: Plantasia, Red Gate Gallery
2016 – Grad Show, Langara College

Artist Talks/Workshops

2020 – Surrey Muse Artist Talk, online
2019 – Artist Talk, Surrey Art Gallery
2019 – Spark Artist Talk, Native Education College
2019 – Practice: A Panel Discussion, Emily Carr University
2019 – The future is you and me Mentorship Workshop
2018 – Artist Talk, Langara College
2017 – Luskinikn Workshop & Artist Talk, North Vancouver Community Arts Council

Curatorial

2019-2021 – Spark Artist Talks, grunt gallery
Atheana Picha, Toonasa Luggi, Kelsey Sparrow, Tawahum Bige, Roxanne Charles, Ovila Mailhot, Ocean Hyland, Paulo Gonzales
2019 – indingenous artists only, Crescent Beach Pop Up Gallery
Lacie Burning, Atheana Picha, Kelsey Sparrow, Whess Harmon
2019 – Staring in Coast Salish, Arbutus Gallery
Atheana Picha, Kelsey Sparrow

Public Art & Commissions

2018 – piptugwagit, Surrey Art Gallery UrbanScreen
2018 – Outdoor Pianos, Kwantlen University
2016 – National City Films, Surrey BC. Season two of the TV series “Supergirl” on the CW Network. Painting

Publications

2021 – beadwork on the back cover of the album Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology
2020 – cover and inside art for Jordan Abel’s 2nd publishing of Un/inhabited.
2019 – Wanted. Zine published by POOR QUALITY
2019 – Salt Chuck City Review. Fall Volume 1, Issue 1. Pages 46, 48.
2019 – “Our Screen, Our Stories,” in Art After Dark: 10 Years of UrbanScreen. Pages 128-133.
2016 – animals: a mi’kmaq language children’s book. Self-published children’s book

Relevant Experience

2021-Present – Education & Engagement Coordinator, Surrey Art Gallery
2019-Present – Indigenous Arts Educator, Surrey Art Gallery
2018-2020 – Engagement Facilitator, Indigenous Contemporary Art Initiatives, Surrey Art Gallery
2018 – Indigenous Contemporary Arts Intensive, Surrey Art Gallery
2018 – Mural Painting Support @ Atheana Picha’s Mural, Vancouver Mural Festival
2018 – Indigenous Student Panel Speaker, Council of Ministers of Education Canada (CMEC) Meeting
2017-2018 – Host, Aboriginal Gathering Place, Kwantlen University
2015-2016 – Painting Studio Student Assistant, Langara College
2011-2012 – Host, Indigenous Student Centre, SFU

Awards & Scholarships

2020 – Longlisted Nominee, Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize
2018 – Longlisted Nominee, Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize
2018 – Institutional Nominee, BMO 1st Art Award
2018 – Margaretha Bootsma Award for Excellence in Visual Art, Kwantlen University
2017 – American Express Fine Arts Endowed Award, Kwantlen University
2017 – 3rd Place 3D Works & Fibre Arts. ARTS2017, Surrey Art Gallery
2016 – Digital Design Award, Langara College