Anke Fox

839 East Petpeswick Road

Musquodoboit Harbour, NS, B0J 2L0

tel:(902) 889-9210

e-mail: ankefox@eastlink.ca

Citizenship: German, permanent resident in Canada since 1986

Born: 1963

Education

1992 B.F.A., Major in Textiles, Minor in Art History, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S.

1989-90 Fibrearts, Concordia University, Montréal, P.Q.

1988-89 Textile Arts, Capilano College, Vancouver, B.C.

1984-86 Romance Languages, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany

1983 Abitur, Internatsgymnasium Schloss Plön, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

2019 “New Tapestries”, NSCAD Textiles Department Showcase, Halifax, NS

2018 “New Leno Weavings”, NSCAD Textiles Department Showcase, Halifax, NS

2002 "Marks of Absence", Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1999 "Remnants", Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax,

1992 "Guts", Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

Group Exhibitions

2019 “UNFOUNDED”, Nocturne installation with Leif-Peter Fuchs, Halifax

NS Art Bank Purchase Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2018 NS Art Bank Purchase Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2017 “The Whole Shebang”, Canadian Contemporary Fibre Art Collection, Cambridge Art Galleries Idea/Exchange

“Underpinnings”, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2016 Textiles/Fashion Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

2015 “I AM NSCAD”, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

“NS Art Bank Exhibition”, Artspace, Annapolis Royal, NS

2010 Fabrication, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON

2008 Inspired Design, Center for Craft and Creativity, Hendersonville, NC

Nocturne, Art at Night, Halifax, NS,

2007 NeoCraft: Diversity, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS

Armstrong Fox Textiles Exhibition, Cottmann&Ludwig Gallery, Berlin, Germ.Wearable Art Exhibition 2007, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ

ORIGINality Artists from Nova Scotia, Sculpture to Wear Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006et cetera, Craft Council Gallery of Nfld. & Labrador, St. Johns, NL

Production: An Exhibition of Production Craft,Mary Black Gallery, NS Designer Crafts Council, Halifax, NS

2003Atlantic Scene, The New City Hall Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario

2002 Colour Congress 2002, Brunnier Art Gallery, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA

Materials, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS

Fibreworks, The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario

Natural Dyes Shikari Biennale, Japan

20014th Taegu International Textile Design Competition, Taegu, Korea

"Clamped", two-person exhibit, Alderney Landing Visual Arts Gallery, Dartmouth, NS

2000Fibreworks, The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario

From Lausanne to Beijing, Academy of Art and Design, Beijijng, China

Textile Exhibition, The Schoolhouse, Northfield, NS,

3rd Taegu International Textile Design Competition, Taegu, Korea

Carnegie Fabrics Exhibit, Visual and Performing Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

1999International Textile Design Competition, Museum of Kyoto, Japan

7th International Exchange Exhibition of Textiles, Taegu, Korea

Durchblick, Textile Kultur Haslach, Austria

Weavings, Fishermens Life Museum, Jeddore, N.S.

Out of the Ordinary, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

Autumn Gold, Saint Marys University Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

Juried Fibrearts Show, Gallery 121, Belleville, ON

1998Taegu International Textile Design Competition, Taegu, Korea

The Soft Wall, Manitoba Crafts Council, Winnipeg, MB

Responses, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia,

1998The Yardage Show, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1997Museum Expressions, Nelly Rodi, Paris, France

1997Fibre East, The Gaelic College, St. Ann, N.S.

Heritage Display, Atlantic Winter Fair, Halifax, N.S.

1996A Show of Hands, TUNS Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1995Small Expressions, Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Second Storey, The Khyber Arts Centre, Halifax, N.S.

1994Fibres Nerveuses, La Maison de la Culture, Montréal, P.Q.

Tapestries, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

Fibreworks, The Library and Gallery, Cambridge, ON

5th Annual Commemorative Show of the Montreal, Massacre,ALG,Halifax, N.S.

Craft Division, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1993Into the Fray, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

Septième Biennale de la Tapisserie Contemporaine de Montreal, Montréal, P.Q.

Relics for the Future, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1992Political Textiles, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

The Grace Project, Grace Maternity Hospital, Halifax, N.S.

Graduation Show, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1991Craft and Architecture, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

Fabrications, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1990Textile Art Exhibition, University of California at Davis, USA

Fibrearts Show, Concordia University, Montréal, P.Q.

One Year, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1989Textile Art Show, Capilano College, Vancouver, B.C.

Contemporary Crafts, The Craft House, Vancouver, B.C.

Performance

2019 “Tensile Treaty”, performance at Lumière, CB with Cynthia Martin

  1. 2018 “Tensile Treaty”, performance at Nocturne with Cynthia Martin

2017 Performer in Ursula Johnson's Nocturne project “Toqolu'kwetijik”, Public Gardens, Halifax, N.S.

Professional Experience

since 1992 Textiles Technician, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S.

Fall 2013 Artist-in-Residence, Dalhousie University Medical Humanities

2009 to 2011 Textile Designer, Research Associate @lab, Centre for Cultural Technology & Innovation, Halifax, N.S.

2004-2009 Owner / Partner, Armstrong Fox Textiles

Participation in Retail Craft Shows:

Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council, Halifax, NS

One of a Kind Exhibition, Torornto, ON

McCord Museum, Montréal, PQ

Salon de Metiers dArt, Montréal, PQ

Circle Craft Exhibition, Vancouver, BC

Craft Producers, Stowe, VT

Craft Producers, Manchester, VT

Crafts Boston, Boston, MA

Participation in Wholesale Craft Shows:

Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA

Handmade Division, New York International Gift Fair, New York, NY

Atelier Designers, New York, NY

Interior Design Show, Toronto, ON

Salon International du Design Intérieur de Montréal, Montréal, PQ

Participation in Trade Missions:

Canadian Consulate General of Chicago, Apparel Rep Locator and Chicago StyleMax Show Trade Mission to Chicago, IL, 2005

Atlantic Canadian Women Exporters Trade Mission to Boston, MA 2005

Canadian Consulate General of New York, Womens Apparel Trade Mission to New York, NY, 2004

Participation in numerous seminars, workshops and lectures on marketing and exporting.

2000/01 Project manager and tapestry instructor, Robert Jamison School Tapestry Project

since 1995 Instructor for "Tapestry" and "Introduction to Weaving", Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, Halifax, N.S.

since 1994 Instructor for "Silkscreen Printing", Intro Weaving and "Resist Dyeing", Continuing Education Department, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, N.S.

1992 Curatorial Assistant, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

Artifact Restorer, Waverley Museum, Waverley, N.S.

1986.87 Weaver, Diana Sanderson Studio, Vancouver, B.C.

Public Art Competitions

2012 Finalist as part of the @lab team for the NS Masterworks Award for “Warming Hut”

2010 Shortlisted with Sarah Bonnemaison for the Kitchener Public Library

Public Art Competition

2006 Winner of the Textile Design Competition for the Hespeler Public Library Expansion Project in Cambridge Ontario

Awards / Grants

2019 Arts NS Presentation Grant

2018 Arts NS Creation Grant Arts NS Professional Development Grant

2017 Arts NS Creation Grant

2014 NS Arts Council Creation Grant

2007 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award Finalist

Atlantic Crafts Awards Finalists for

Excellence in Product Design and Outstanding Exporter

Best New Product, NS Designer Craft Council Christmas Craft Market

2006 Niche Award Finalist

Fashion Group International Rising Star Award Finalist

2005 Niche Award Finalist

Best Booth Award, Buyers Market of American Craft

2004-09 Business grants from the NS Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Coucil for the Arts

2002 Nova Scotia Arts Council Professional Development Grant to attend Colour Congress 2002, Iowa

Nova Scotia Arts Council Professional Development Grant to study Jacquard Weaving, Berkeley, California

2001 4 Cs Foundation Project Grant

2000 Canada Council Creation Grant (mid-career, long term)

1999 Nova Scotia Arts Council Creation Grant

Nova Scotia Arts Council Professional Development Grant to attend Shibori Symposium, Santiago, Chile

1998 Nova Scotia Arts Council Creation Grant

1998 Special Prize for Creative Work, 2nd International Textile Design Competition, Korea

1997 Best Heritage Craft, Atlantic Winter Fair, Halifax, N.S.

1997 Scholarship from the Canadian Textile Institute

1995 Second Best in "Small Expressions", Handweavers Guild of America

1993Second Student Work, awarded by Jack Lenor Larson, NSDCC, Halifax, N.S.

1991 Endowment Fund Scholarship, NSCAD, Halifax, N.S.

Publications / Catalogues

2011 @Lab, Sarah Bonnemaison

2010 Fabrication, Studio Production Textiles, Cambridge Galleries

2001 8th International Exchange Exhibition of Textiles, Taegu, Korea

2000 From Lausanne to Beijing, Academy of Art and Design, Beijijng, China

1999 International Textile Design Competition, Museum of Kyoto, Japan

7th International Exchange Exhibition of Textiles, Taegu, Korea

Durchblick, Textile Kultur Haslach, Austria

Out Of The Ordinary, Mary E. Black Gallery, Halifax, N.S.

1998 Taegu International Textile Design Competition, Korea

Yardages

1994 Tapestries by N.S Artists, Relics for the Future

Fibres Nerveuses

1993 Into the Fray

Septième Biennale de la Tapisserie Contemporaine de Montréal

Reviews

2016 Studio - Craft and Design in Canada, Portfolio: Creative Migration

2013 “Fox shares a tapestry of touch”, The Chronicle Herald

2008 Ottawa Citizen, Zen and Fire

2007 The Crafts Report, Profile in Success: Weaving a Business

WWD, Fashion Group Lines Up Rising Stars Nominees

2006 The Coast, Ready, made, go!

The Globe and Mail, The Buy Bark Scarf

The Halifax Herald, Weaving Woes

Cambridge Galleries, Winner of the Textile Design Competition for the Hespeler Library Expansion Project in Cambridge, Ontario announced.

The Craft Report, Craft Insights: Wearable Fiber

2005 Elle Canada, Dynamic Duo

2003 Textilforum, December 2003, Jacquard Weaving on The TC-1 by Vibeke Vestby

Arts Atlantic, Spring 2003, Looking at Textiles by Wendy Landry

NS Doers and Dreamers Guide, Ad for the NS Centre for Craft and Design

2001 Craft News, Fall 2001, Weaving a Community Tapestry

The Crafts Report, September 2001, A Community Tapestry by Grace Butland

Shuttle, Spindle&Dyepot, Winter, The Carnegie Fabrics Exhibit

1999 The Coast, October 1999, "Black to the Future"

Canadian Tapestry Network, Fall 1999, A CTN Profile: Anke Fox

1998 Canadian Tapestry Network, December 1998, "The Saga of the Soft Wall"

1995 Shuttle, Spindle&Dyepot, Fall 1995, "Small Expressions"

The Mail Star, January 1995, "Tales Woven into Tapestries"

1993 The Mail Star, February 1993, "Artists leave their mark with suitcase-sized exhibition"

Surfacing, July 1993, "Into the Fray:Feminist Fibrework"

1992 Canadian Art, Winter 1992, "Taking Issue With"

Audio-Visual

Tensile Treaty Interview CBC Radio Cape Breton

Medical Weaving:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLsyg0OV_c&feature=youtu.be

CBC Radio Information Morning

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Slide Collection

MITV, Into the Fray

Women Artist Journal

Relics, NSDCC, Jack Lenor Larson

MITV, Tapestries by Nova Scotia Artists

Collections

Dalhousie University Medical Humanities

Therese Harvey, Halifax, NS

Nova Scotia Art Bank, Halifax, NS

Robin Muller, Bedford, NS

Maria Nirnsee, Loosdorf, Austria

Christine Heider, Florida, USA

The Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario

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