Anna was born in Calgary, Alberta, as a child she was drawn to the nearby mountains and fascinating countryside around her home. Anna graduated from Alberta University of the Arts (formerly ACAD – Alberta College of Art + Design) in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Jewellery + Metals. Soon after graduating she moved to England to attend Bishopsland Educational Trust and complete a PostGraduate Diploma in Silversmithing. She now maintains a Studio Practice in Calgary. Anna uses images from nature as well as geometric designs and patterns that are translated onto metal to create functional silverware and jewellery with beautiful imagery. Anna’s work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Austria and the UK.
2018 Silversmithing Residency with Rod Kelly, South House Silver Workshop Trust, Shetland, United Kingdom
2014-2015 Post Graduate Diploma (Silversmithing), Bishopsland Educational Trust, South Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2009-2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Jewellery + Metals, Alberta University of the Arts (AUA) (formerly Alberta College of Art + Design) , Calgary, Canada
2013 Apprentice with Goldsmith Andrew Kuczynski, Owner of Gold Trail Jewellers, Dawson City. Yukon (summer)
2013 Exchange in the Silversmithing and Jewellery program at Glasgow School of Art and Design, Glasgow, UK (January – March)
2019 Chasing the Mountains: A Range of Work, The Blackboard Gallery, Calgary, March-April.
2018 Not Only Decoration; Exhibit at Vienna Jewellery Days, Alja&friends Gallery,
Vienna, Austria. November
2018 Process: Thinking it Through, Alberta Craft Gallery, Edmonton January-April and Calgary June-August
2018 Arts Commons Window Gallery, Calgary. March-May
2017 Recipients’ Show, Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery, Edmonton. January-February
2016 29th Annual Women’s Works, Old Court House Arts Centre, Woodstock, Illinois,
2016 925: A Sterling Anniversary Show, 371 Gallery at AUA, Calgary, Canada. February
2015 Christmas Boxes and Small Paintings Show at Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames,
United Kingdom, in conjunction with Bishopsland Educational Trust. December
2015 Bishopsland Retrospective Show, Bishopsland Educational Trust, South Oxford shire, United Kingdom. August
2015 Art in Action, Oxford, United Kingdom. July
2015 Inspired Show, Goldsmith’s Centre, London, United Kingdom. May
2015 Behold: Modern Metal Vessels, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA. April- May
2015 Niche Awards finalist at the American Made Show, Washington D.C. January
2014 Coming Up Next 2014, Alberta Craft Council Discovery Gallery, Edmonton, Canada. May-June
2009-2014 Exhibitions around Calgary through AUA including shows at The
Calgary Public Library, The Jubilee Auditorium, Influx Gallery, and several
Galleries at AUA.
Current Gallery Representation
Alberta Craft Gallery Shop 10186 -106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta
Work carried: Work from the Nail Series, including cuffs, rings, earrings, pendants.
Work from the Mountain Series, including cuffs, bolo ties and pendants.
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Alberta
Work carried: Work from the Mountain Series, including boxes, tumbles, necklaces, cuffs, bolo ties, and pendents.
2017 Nominee, Horizon Award, Alberta College of Art + Design Alumni Awards
2016 Early Achievement Award, Alberta Craft Council
2015 Finalist for Niche Awards for fine craft, Decorative Fibre, presented by Niche Magazine
2012-2015 Several ACAD Scholarships
2011 President’s Breakfast for ArtaWEARness XI participants. Hosted by the Alberta College of Art + Design President as a thank you ArtaWEArness XI event.
Relevant Work Experience
Independent Contract work For Kari Woo Jewellery.
Responsibilities included: clean silver and bronze castings, fabricating production jewellery, assisting in setup/take down of shows and sales. (November 2016-Summer 2019)
Studio Assistant at AUA, Calgary, Canada
Responsibilities included: Responsible for Jewellery + Metals studio after hours and on weekends: general studio maintenance, checking safety of students, assisting students, repair and inventory of studio equipment and tools. (October 2016-May 2019)
Admissions Student Ambassador for AUA
Responsibilities included: guiding tours for prospective students, visiting schools to give artist talks to students, basic office work, promoting ACAD and answering prospective student questions when needed. (September 2012 – April 2014)
Department Monitor for the Jewellery and Metals Department after class hours at AUA
Responsibilities included: acting as responsible individual for the Jewellery studio during shift, responding to any emergences in conjunction with ACAD security, assisting first and second year students with technical questions when needed, cleaning and shutting down the studio at the end of the night. (during the school year September 2012 – April 2014)
Sales clerk and jeweller at Gold Trail Jewellers, Dawson City, YT, Canada
Responsibilities included: sales, opening and closing shop, small jewellery repair, ring sizing, chain sizing, cast jewellery finishing, gold nugget application, some fabrication. (Summer 2013)