Alexandra Emberley

Alexandra Emberley

CAAF Residency, July – August 2023

Alexandra Emberley is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on textiles. The garments Alexandra creates draw inspiration from myth, fable, or nursery rhyme, as well as sources drawn from archives, found objects, detritus, and personal memory. She brings these elements together through an investigation of colour, pattern and materiality, using techniques including embroidery, felting, digital printing, silk-screen, natural dyeing, and tailoring. She has an MFA Textiles, from the Rhode Island School of Design, an MFA Printmaking from the University of Alberta, and a PhD in Language Culture & Teaching from York University Toronto.

Follow Alexandra on Instagram @alexandrae2020 or check out her website here

Blossom Tulle Jacket & Western Shirt with Apollo Plaid and Bee Embroidery 2023
RISD MFA Textiles Thesis "Legend" 2023

We acknowledge the generous support of Calgary Arts Development,  the Province of Alberta through Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Rozsa Foundation.