Alanna Irene Edwards


Present – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kwantlen University. Surrey
2016 – Diploma Fine Arts, Langara College. Vancouver
2012 – Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University. Burnaby

Group Exhibitions

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

Artist Talks/Workshops

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


upcoming 2019-2020 – Spark Artist Talks, grunt gallery. Vancouver
upcoming Oct 2019 – indingenous artists only, Crescent Beach Pop Up Gallery. Surrey
upcoming Aug 2019 – Staring in Coast Salish, Arbutus Gallery. Surrey

Public Art & Commissions

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


2018 – Indigenous Contemporary Arts Intensive, Surrey Art Gallery


2016 – animals: a mi’kmaq language picture book. Self-published children’s book

Relevant Experience

2019 – Indigenous Arts Educator SD36, Surrey Art Gallery
2018-Present – Engagement Facilitator, Indigenous Contemporary Art Initiatives, 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. Vancouver
2017-2018 – Host, Aboriginal Gathering Place, Kwantlen University
2015-2016 – Painting Studio Student Assistant, Langara College
2011-2012 – Host, Indigenous Student Centre, SFU. Burnaby

Awards & Scholarships

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
2018 – Tireless Runner Award, Kwantlen University
2017 – American Express Fine Arts Endowed Award, Kwantlen University
2017 – Tireless Runner Award, Kwantlen University
2017 – 3rd Place 3D Works & Fibre Arts. ARTS2017, Surrey Art Gallery
2016 – Digital Design Award, Langara College