Degree held: Master of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art & 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) 

structures of loss (traces & threads) – The Growlery, San Francisco, CA (2018) 

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

World of Threads Festival – Oakville, ON (2018) 

Local Threads – retrospective of the EartHand Gleaners Society’s work: Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC (2018) 

The Space – Gallery Jones, Vancouver, BC (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: Lecturer – Maiwa School of Textiles, Vancouver, BC (2019)

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, North Vancouver, BC (current)

Lead Artist – "False Creek: Walking, Weaving, Way-finding" research project, in partnership with the EartHand Gleaners Society, Vancouver, BC (2018)

Guest Lecturer: Poetry as Social Action – NSCAD University, Halifax, NS (2018)

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)

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 – “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

Arts Abroad Grant: Canada Council for the Arts (2019)

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

Graduate Research Scholarship: Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (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.