BOX 42, RR #1
LUMSDEN, SK SOG 3CO
TELEPHONE: (306) 731-3298
Paper works/Artists’ books(*)
1972 B. of Education, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
1970 B. of Fine Arts, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
All exhibitions are of fabric-based works unless otherwise indicated with
an (*) which indicates a book-based exhibition.
2016 70/70 Vision. MATA Gallery, Regina, SK
- Two back-to-back retrospective exhibitions, 1978-present
2015 Patterns of Excitation. MATA Gallery, Regina, SK
2013 Interdependencies. Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library, Sherwood Branch, Regina, SK.
2013 Mandalas and Interdependencies. Mysteria Gallery, Regina, SK
2009 Trees, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2007 Power of Place, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
2007 The Turned Land, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
2005-07 Survivors, OSAC (Organization of Sask. Arts Councils),
Regina, SK Touring exhibition
– 27 venues
across the province.
2004 Prairie Portraits, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
2003 Envisioning the Whole, McKenzie Art Gallery, Regina,
2002 Evidence of Life, Blackberry Gallery, Port Moody Arts
Centre, Port Moody, BC
2002 Explorations I, II & III, McIntyre Gallery, Regina,
1999 In This Place, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
1998 Life Patterns, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
1998 Trees of Life, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK
1998* Whimsies & Ephemera (*), Indigo Print & Paperworks,
1997 Shedding Her Skin, Waterstone Gallery, Portland, Oregon,
1996 Of the Spirit, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
1995* Books: Words For It (*), Indigo Print &Paperworks,
1994 Coming Home, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
1992 From Heather’s Garden, McIntyre Gallery, Regina,
1990 Voices of our Ancestors, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
1989 Woman Words, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
1987 Computer Connections, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
TWO PERSON / GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Quilt National’15. The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH (International Touring Exhibition)
2013 Prairie Reconstruction. OSAC (Organization of SK Arts Councils), Regina, SK
Touring exhibition – 2 years
2013 Tradition in Transition. 19th European Patchwork Conference,
St. Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France.
2013 Creativity and Spirituality. Affinity Gallery, SK Craft Council Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
2013 Spring Fever. SAQA Online Exhibition (www.saqa.com)
2012 Big Bang Theory. MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2012 Tradition in Transition. 19TH Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork, Ste.
Marie-aux-Mines, Alsace, France.
2012* IFQA Exhibition. International Festival of Authors, Markham Arts Council, McKay Arts Centre,
2012 Waterworks. Fibre Art Network. Touring exhibition- 2 yrs.
2012 Out on a Limb. SAQA Online Exhibition (www.saqa.com)
2012 Seeing with the Heart. SAQA Online Exhibition (www.saqa.com)
2012 Contemporary Visions of Surface Design: Textile as Painting/Painting as Textile.
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2012 Visual Stimulation. SAQA Online Exhibition (www.saqa.com)
2011 All Beings Confluence. Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB
Community based project. Participant and co-ordinator.
Ongoing touring exhibition across Canada & USA
2011 Pushing The Surface. Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, Ohio
in conjunction with Quilt National, 2011
2011 Connected Across the West SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Assoc.)
Western Canadian Chapter + Sechelt Quilt Festival, Gibson’s Landing, BC
2011 Reflections. SAQA Online Exhibition (www.saqa.com)
2011 Beauty and Joy. SAQA Online Exhibition (www.saqa.com)
2011-12 Canadian Connection. Fibre Art Network + Remarkable Symposia,
Queenstown, New Zealand.
6 venues in Canada + Festival of Quilts, Houston, TX,USA
2010 Threadworks 2010, Wellington Country Museum, ON
2010 Geophysical, Fibre Art Network, Can. Quilt Assoc. Conference, Calgary, AB
2010 Naked, Carnegie ARt Gallery, Dundas, ON
2010 Hanging By a Thread, Joshua Creek Arts and Heritage Centre, Oakville, ON
2009 The Elements, Fibre Works Gallery, Maderia Park, BC
2009 Common Thread, Oakville Museum, Oakville, ON
2009 beyondWords: BookFest 2009 (*), Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey, US
2009 Hanging By a Thread, Goodhall Gallery, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte, ON
2008 Leaf Dancing Light, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
2008 Art of the Book’08, Canadian Book Binding and Book
Artists’ Guild (CBBAG),
2008 Fibre x 5, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
2008 Fibre Now, 8 Create, Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody,
2008 Edging Forward, Fibre Art Network, Can. Quilt Assoc.
Conference, St. John’s, NL
2008 Canadian Expressions, Fibre Art Network, Assoc. of Pacific
2008 Art Under Cover (*), Toronto Reference Library, Toronto,
2007 Xmas Group Show, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, AB
2007 Gala Art Auction, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2007 Hippie Connections. Connections Fibre Artists, Gallery
Lambton, Sarnia, ON
2007 In Concomitance, St. Thomas More Gallery, Univ.of Sask.,
2006 Small Works and Exceptions, McIntyre Gallery, Regina,
2006 Tete a Tete, Connections Fibre Artists, Wellington County
Museum, Fergus, ON
2006 Making Light, Fibre Art Network, FibreEssence Gallery,
2006 Illumination, Fibre Art Network, Kariton Gallery, Abbotsford,
2006* Prairie Books (*), Sask. Craft Council Gallery, Saskatoon,
2006* Personal Visions: Engaging with the Book (*), Online
exhibition - www.cbbag.ca
2005 Yokohama 2005, 13th International Quilt Week, Patchwork
Quilt Tsushin, Yokohama, Japan
2005 Gala Art Auction, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2005 Connections@HomerWatson, Connections Fibre Artists, Homer
Gallery, Kitchener, ON
2004-05 Breaking Tradition: Exhibition of Contemporary Art
Quilts. Manitoba Arts Network.
-13 locations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan
2004 Canadascapes, Laconner Quilt Museum, Laconner, WA, USA
2004 Canadascapes, Canadian Quilt Assoc, Winnipeg, MB
2004 Altered Shapes, Fibre Art Network, Mennonite Heritage
Museum, Winnipeg, MB
2003 Art of the Book’03, Can. Book Binders and Book
Artists’ Guild (CBBAG),
2002 Postcards from the Playground (2-person), Front Gallery,
2002 Then and Now, McMullen Gallery, Univ. of Alberta Hospitals,
2002 FanFare, Fibre Art Network, Alberta Craft Council Gallery,
2002 A Common Thread, Chapel Gallery, North Battleford, SK
2001 Flowers in February, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
2000 Flowers in February, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
2000 15th Anniversary Show, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
2000 Speculations, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, AB
1999* Between the Lines (*), Estevan National Exhibition Centre,
1999 In Context: The Saskatchewan Landscape (2-person), Sask.
Craft Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
1998 In Context: The Saskatchewan Landscape (2-person), Devon
House Craft Gallery,
Nfld & Labrador
Crafts Development Assoc., St. John’s, NFLD
1998 In Context: The Saskatchewan Landscape (2-person), Craft
Council, Winnipeg, MB
1998 Canada, A Cultural Mosaic, Southern Georgia Univ. Museum,
1997* Paper Transformations(*), Francis Morrison Gallery,
1996* Paper Dreams, Passages & Translations (*), Sask.
Craft Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
1995 Women’s Work, McIntyre Gallery, Regina, SK
1994* Bookworks(*), A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
1994 Spring Festival of Quilts’04, Melville & District
Quilters Guild Inc, Melville, SK
1993 How Does Your Garden Grow? McIntyre Gallery, Regina,SK
1992 29th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition, Woodlawn
Plantation, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
1989 Rituals & Ritual Objects, Sponsored by Sask. Craft
Council (12 venues throughout province)
1989 Artists’ Kites, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK
1987 Commonwealth Conference Exhibition, Cartwright Gallery,
(Dept. of External
1987 Celebrating 10, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina, SK
1986 Saskatchewan Open, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
1986 On into the Night (2-person), Little Gallery, Prince Albert,
1984 What I Did On My Summer Vacation (2-person), Rosemont
Art Gallery, Regina, SK
1984 What I Did On My Summer Vacation (2-person), Sask. Craft
Council Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
1983 Crafts of the World: Universiade, Sask. Rep, Edmonton,
1983 Open Fields, Embroidery Assoc. of Canada, Regina, SK
1982 Dimensions ’82, Sask. Craft Council (Toured province)
1980 Saskatchewan Open, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
PUBLIC COMMISSIONS/PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
· Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, SK (2015, 2013, 2005, 1989)
· University of Regina, Jacquie Schumiacter Collection (2014)
· Lois Hole Hospital, Edmonton, AB (2010)
· The Co-operators Insurance Co., (2007, 2008)
· Saskatchewan Arts Board, Regina, SK (2005, 1989)
· MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK (2003)
· SaskPower, Regina, SK (2003)
· Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Regina,SK (2001, 1999, 1998,
· Trinity College Chapel, Toronto, ON (1995)
· City of Regina Arts Commission, Regina, SK (1994)
· Knox Metropolitan United Church, Regina, SK (1992)
· Saskatchewan, Alberta & Manitoba Wheat Pools.
· Combined presentation gift to the Canadian Pacific Railroad to
commemorate the twinning
of the Rogers
· Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Regina, SK (1990)
· Weyburn Arts Council, Weyburn, SK (1990)
· Saskatchewan Science Centre, Regina, SK (1986)
· Government of Saskatchewan
Exchange Program (1984)
Gov't Office Building, Weyburn, SK (1981)
· Global College, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB (2010)
· Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, U.Alberta, Edmonton,
· Millennium-In-A-Box. Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, (2000)
Editions housed in:
National Library of Canada, Ottawa,ON
Art Gallery of Ontario Library, Toronto, ON
Bibliotheque nationale du QB
Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, U.Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Grimsby Public Art Gallery, Grimsby, ON
Killam Library, Dalhousies Univ., Halifax, NS
MacKimmie Library, Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Library, Halifax, NS
Repetoire international du libre d’artiste, Marseille, France
Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library, Toronto, ON
Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, ON
Toronto Waldorf School, Thornhill, ON
Univ. of British Columbia Library, Vancouver, BC
Wellesley College Library, Wellesley, Mass., USA
York Univ. Library, Toronto, ON
· The Vaults: Art from the MacKenzie Art Gallery and the University of Regina Collections.
University of Regina Press, 2013.
· DAG Volumes: No.1 (2012) Regina Public Library, Regina, SK
· Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World. Martha Seligman, ed. Lark Crafts, 2012.
· Getting To know Saskatchewan Lichens. Bernard De Vries, Nature Saskatchewan, 2011 (Cover)
· Celebrating Saskatchewan Artists. Steven Ross Smith,
Sask. Arts Alliance, 2006
· Herstory 2006. The Canadian Women’s Calendar, Coteau Books,
· What My Body Knows. Lynda Monahan. Coteau Books, 2003 (Cover)
· Running Barefoot: Women Write the Land. Ed. by Wynne Edwards,
· Rowan Books, 2001
· Herstory 2000. The Canadian Women’s Calendar, Coteau Books,
· Beyond the Horizon: Small Landscape Applique. Valerie Hearder.
C&T · Publishing, California, 1995.
· Art of the Spirit, Contemporary Canadian Fabric Art. Helen Bradfield,
· Joan Pringle, Judy Ridout. Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1992.
· The New Machine Embroidery. Joy Clucas. David and Charles Craft
Book, London. 1987.
· Fiberarts Design Book III. Kate Mathews, ed. Lark Books, 1987.
· Prairie Postmodern: Episode 11
Dunlop Art Gallery and Access 7 Comunications, 2012.
· Art Sask (www.artsask.ca)
Educational web site sponsored by Heritage Canada.
· Prairie Sentinels.
13 part SCN (Saskatchewan Communication Network) TV Series
Produced by Wolf Sun Productions, 2007. 1 session.
· Art From the Start…with Heather Cline
13 part SCN (Saskatchewan Communication Network) TV series. Produced by
Birdsong Communications Inc, 2006. 1 session.
· Surviving as an Artist: Martha Cole
1 hr. video produced by Birdsong Communications, 2003.
Sponsored by CARFAC SK.
· Martha Cole: Expressing the Feminine Within.
Half-hour video produced by Heartland Motion Pictures, Inc., 1997.
Written and Directed by Susan Risk.
CARFAC SK Newsletter
“Panel on artists and activism talk strategy” by Jim Graham. Volume 28, no.1,
Fiber Art Now
“Artists’ Books: Expanding the Medium” by Wendy Feldman. Volume 3, no.4, Summer, 2014.
“Portfolio” , Volume 6, no.2, Fall/Wtr, 2011. Canadian Craft Council, Toronto, ON
“SAQA Member Gallery”, Volume 20, no.4, Fall, 2010.
Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, AB
“Exhibit turns the page on books as art" by Janice Ryan. December 11, 2009
" Martha Cole's Relationship Multimedia Tapestries". January 23, 2009
Leader Post. Regina, Saskatchewan
“Elevating look at Prairie survivors” by Kristen Linklater.
July 9, 2005.
“Cole’s works inspire many interpretations” by Jack
“A different way of looking at life.” by Jack Anderson. May
"Fabric works fascinating." by Jack Anderson. March 19, 1998.
Star Phoenix. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
“Artist takes risk with elevators” by Steven Ross Smith. Dec.11,
Faith At Work.
“Harmony with Land and Spirit” by Janet Silman. Volume
113, no.3, Fall, 2000.
Craft Factor. Saskatchewan Craft Council, Saskatoon,
“Prairie Scenes….In Fibre.” by Sheila Robertson.
Volume 24, no.2, Spring/Summer, 2000.
"Transformation, Meaning and Material." by Richelle D. Funk.
Volume 21, no.3, Winter, 1996/97.
"Tapestries." by Greg Beatty. Volume 21, no.2, Fall, 1996.
"Word Spirals from Rituals and Ritual Objects', by Martha Cole.
Volume 14, no.4, Winter, 1990.
"Rituals and Ritual Objects", by Martha Cole. Volume 13, no.1,
"Martha Cole: Vestments for Festive High Holidays", Vol.12,
no.1, Spring, 1987.
"Rituals and Ritual Objects." Volume 2, no.3, 1992. Women's
Art Resource Centre, Toronto, Ontario.