Degree held: Master of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2016) 

             Degree held: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr University (2013)         

Diploma held: Fibre Arts, Kootenay School of the Arts (2008)      


             Exhibitions & Residencies

Upcoming: Plant Kingdom – Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, NS (2020) 

Upcoming: Artist in Residence – The Growlery, San Francisco, CA (2018) 

Upcoming: World of Threads Festival – Oakville, ON (2018) 

Bonnie McComb Kreye Residency Exhibition: Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, BC (2018)

Artist in Residence – Bonnie McComb Kreye Residency, Victoria, BC (2017)

Artist in Residence – Banff Centre, Banff, AB (2017)

Landscape Unbound: Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, BC (2017)

Tinctorial Cartographies: Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS (2016)

Artist in Residence – Wild Islands Field Station, West Quoddy Bay, NS (2015) 

The Thing IsMFA Group Show: Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS (2015)

Progress in Work (Work in Progress) – MFA Group Show: Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS (2014)

: Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC (2013)

The Show: Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC (2013)

Land, City, Space and Sea: Muir Gallery, Courtenay, BC (2013)

Memory and Speculation: Muir Gallery, Courtenay, BC (2013)

Western Fronts: Kaffee Klatsch, Denman Island, BC (2012)

Artist in Residence – Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Dawson City, YT (2012)


             Presentations & Lectures

Upcoming: Presenter – "The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global", Textile Society of America Biennial Symposium (2018)

Presenter   "Cloth Cultures: Future Legacies of Dorothy K. Burnham", Royal Ontario Museum (2017)

Panelist  "Craft and Wilderness: Combatting Territorial Amnesia", Canadian Craft Biennial (2017) 

Artist Talk  Greater Vancouver Spinners’ & Handweavers’ Guild (2017)

Artist Talk – Vancouver Island School of Art (2017)

Artist Talk: Tinctorial Cartographies – Anna Leonowens Gallery (2016)

Artist Talk  Textile Department, NSCAD University (2015)

Artist Talk: The Thing Is  Anna Leonowens Gallery (2015)

Second-Year Graduate Presentation  NSCAD University (2015)

First-Year Graduate Presentation  NSCAD University (2014)

Artist Talk: Progress in Work (Work in Progress)  Anna Leonowens Gallery (2014)

Guest Lecture  “Intermediate Dye & Print” (Textile Department), NSCAD University (2014)


Teaching & Community Engagement 

Craft Master: Fibre Arts Studio – Cascadia Society for Social Working, North Vancouver (current)

Lead Artist – "False Creek: Walking, Weaving, Way-finding" research project, in partnership with the EartHand Gleaners Society, Vancouver (current)

Instructor  “Scavenged: Art Making with Found Materials”, NSCAD University (2016)

Teaching Assistant  “Introduction to Weaving”, NSCAD University (2015)

Teaching Assistant  “Introduction to Visual Culture”, NSCAD University (2015)

Teaching Assistant  “Intermediate Dye & Print”, NSCAD University (2014)  

Workshop Instructor  “Tinctorial Cartographies”, Creative Threads Conspiracy, Denman Island, BC, (2017)

Workshop Instructor  “Tinctorial Terroir: Natural Dyeing in an Urban Landscape”, Victoria, BC (2017)

Workshop Instructor  “Denman Dyeing: Developing a Vocabulary of Island Colour”, Denman Island Quilters Guild, Denman Island, BC (2016)

Workshop Instructor  “Denman Dyeing: Developing a Vocabulary of Island Colour”, Denman Island Community School, Denman Island, BC (2016)

Workshop Instructor  “Indigo”, Denman Island Spinners and Weavers Guild, Denman Island, BC (2016)

Workshop Instructor  “Dyeing with Mycelium”, Mushroom Foray, Wallace, NS (2014)           

Workshop Instructor  “Wild Extraction: Sourcing and Utilizing Plants from the Pacific Northwest”, Creative Threads Conspiracy, Denman Island, BC (2013)                 

Workshop Instructor  "Dyeing to be Wild: Exploring the Alchemy of Natural Dyeing” Creative Threads Conspiracy, Denman Island, BC (2012)       


             Awards & Grants

Brenda & Jamie Mackie Fellowship for Visual Arts: Banff Centre (2017)

Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grant (2015)

Board of Governors Cultural Research Grant: Nova Scotia Museum (2015)

Harrison McCain Graduate Scholarship: Harrison McCain Foundation (2014 – 2016)

MFA Scholarship: NSCAD University (2015)

MFA Scholarship: NSCAD University (2014) 



Toronto - Dominion Bank

Kootenay School of the Arts

Private collections



"The Artists are Present", Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, InStudio magazine (Fall/Winter 2017)

"10 Artists Who Are Reinventing History", by Amanda Shore, Canadian Art magazine (Fall 2017)

“Given Time: Notes on Dimensional Poetry”, with Karin Cope and Ryan Josey, C magazine, (Spring 2016)                                                                                                                                              

Graduation Exhibition Catalogue - NSCAD University (2016)                                                          

The Show: Graduation Exhibition Catalogue - Emily Carr University (2013)



Anna Heywood-Jones is a Canadian artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. Her practice is focused on building regional lexicons of colour and exploring the complex relationship between human and botanical spheres. Through her work, Heywood-Jones strives to convey notions of slow loss and transformation, examining the metamorphic nature of human, vegetal and geological expressions of existence.