Solo Exhibitions

2016                Tumid, Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan

                        Maker in Focus, Mission Gallery, Swansea

2014                Shades by the Seaside, Bathing Machine Intervention, Llawn02 Festival, Llandudno

2012                Interior, testbed Oriel Davies, Newtown

2011                Inscape Cabinet, The New Gallery +15 space, Calgary

                        Flow, St[art] @ Art Central, Calgary

2010                Inscapes, RED Gallery, Hull

2009                Here & Gone, Colwyn Bay Library, Colwyn Bay

2006                A Contemporary Denial of Death, The Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 DAC Art Prize, Oriel Davies, Newtown;

2018      , HAUS, Llandudno

2017-18          Miles of Creativity, MOSTYN, Llandudno  

                        NOVA Art Prize, Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy; Aberystwyth Arts Centre,


2017                A Darker Thread, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen

                        Agored 2017, Galeri, Caernarfon

2016                Voices for the Vote, Borealis Gallery, Alberta Legislature, Edmonton, Canada

2016-17           Power In The Land, Oriel Davies, Newtown; Aberystwyth Arts Centre,

Aberystwyth; Bay Arts, Cardiff

2015                Unnatural Pleasures, Radiant, Plymouth

                        Crafting Anatomies: Materials, Performance, Identity, Bonington Gallery,

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

2014               Decision Time, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

                       The Roadside Museum, FYC Gallery, Blackpool

                       Seven Traces Festival, Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon

                       Scythia 10 International Biennial Symposium and Exhibition on Textile Art,

Kherson, Ukraine

                       Oriel Davies Open, Oriel Davies, Newtown

                       What is Textiles?, Kalopsia, Edinburgh

                       A Given Structure, Fringe Arts Bath, Bath

                       Traces 2014, Holdron’s of Peckham, London

2013               Lle Celf Visual Arts Exhibition, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Denbigh

                       Spatial Threads, Bocs, Caernarfon (Two person)

2012              World Event Young Artists, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham

                       Trails of Thread, Adain Avion, Llandudno; Oriel Mostyn Education Space,

Llandudno; Llandudno Library, Llandudno, UK

                       Helfa Gelf, International Music Eisteddfod, Llangollen; Anglesey Show, Anglesey

                       Gwyl Arall Art, Market Hall, Caenarfon

                       Helfa Gelf, Venue Cymru, Llandudno

2011                Print Out, Embrace Arts, University of Leicester Arts Centre, Leicester

                       Helfa Gelf, Llandudno Library, Llandudno

2010                Ornamentation, Red Gate Gallery, London

2009                Helfa Gelf, Venue Cymru, Llandudno

                       Troika 7 (p.c.a.) “small art” Exhibition, Dragon Hall, Norwich

2008                Permeable, Artist Proof Gallery, Calgary

2007-2009       Fiberart International 2007, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA; Mint

Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC; The Clay Center for the Arts

                        and Sciences of West Virginia, Charleston, WV

2007                The Heritage Property Corporation Art Exhibition, The Lougheed Building,

Calgary, AB

                        Sum of the Parts: Surface Design Association Membership Exhibition, Kansas

City Arts Institute, Kansas City, MO

                        Button Up, Trap\door Artist Run Centre (The Joan Waterfield Gallery), Lethbridg

2006                ACAD 2006 Grad Exhibition, ACAD, Calgary

                       Who’s Who, Who’s New?, Artspace Gallery, Calgary

                       ACAD Awards Show, ACAD, Calgary

2005               Depiction: A Portrait Show, The Marion Nicoll Gallery, Calgary


2014-2015       Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, Wales

2015                Textiles/Ceramics Artist in Residence, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

2014                Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn, Cumbria

2010                St[art] @ Art Central Residency, Calgary

2007                Alberta Printmakers’ Society’s Artist Residency

Awards & Grants

2017                NOVA Art Prize

2015                Wales Arts International Venice Bursary

2014                Arts Council of Wales Large Grant

2013                Arts Council of Wales Research and Development Grant

                        a-n Magazine re:View Bursary

2007                Alberta Foundation for the Arts Project Grant        

                        Winner, Heritage Property Corporation Art Competition      

2006                Ignac and Karla Herskovic Memorial Scholarship

2005-2003       Jason Lang Scholarship

2004                ACAD President’s Honour Roll


2016                ed. Carpenter, Ele. The Nuclear Culture Source Book. Black Dog Publishing, 2016. ed. Grove-White, Helen and Anne Grove-White. Power In The Land. X-10, 2016.

2015                Alana Tyson: Explication. Mark Devereux Projects, 2015.

2015                Clayton, Eleanor, “New Art Spaces: Open House”, Art Monthly, May 2015

2012                “Textiles at Oriel Davies”, Crafts Magazine, (19 September 2012), textiles-at-oriel-


2012                Llinos Dafydd. “Y tu fewn sy’n cyfri”, golwg360, (Medo 7, 2012 14:22),

2008                Vicky A. Clark. “In Review: Fiberarts International”, Surface Design Journal, Spring 2008, p 54-55


2014                Artist Facilitators Skills, Elevate Cymru, Bangor University

2013                Artists as Learners, Training programme for working with difficult to reach young people, engage Cymru

2002-2006      Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Distinction in Painting from the Alberta College of Art and Design


Jerome and Deena Kaplan, Maryland, USA

Heritage Property Corporation, Calgary

Petro-Canada, Calgary

Various Private Collections

© Alana Tyson 2020