Alexandra Emberley is an interdisciplinary artist, educator and researcher. In 2013, she received her PhD in Language, Culture and Teaching from York University (Toronto), for a practice-led inquiry of writing and studio art exploring relationships between learning from, difficult knowledge, art, aesthetics and psychoanalytic theory. In 2013, she also completed an MFA in Printmaking with her solo exhibition "Fur Stories [ you are not wild enough for me ]”,
an installation of prints, sculpture, textile work and drawings that developed from a fur collar given to her by her mother, and a series of narratives on fur unfolding from there.
In 2015, she was appointed Assistant Professor of Visual Culture in the School of Critical + Creative Studies and Chair of the School of Craft + Emerging Media at the Alberta University of the Arts (formerly ACAD). She
now teaches in the Schools of Critical + Creative Studies and Visual Arts, and the MFA program in Craft Media. Her work has been exhibited in the UK, Japan, Slovakia, the US, and throughout Canada. She has received funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, and the HRM Open Projects Public Art Program. She has
participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity, Point Pleasant Park, and the Klosters Bentlage Museum & Cultural Centre. Over the past three
years, she have been studying couture embroidery at the Ecole Lesage, Paris, France, and is now exploring its application to her studio practice.