Alexandra Emberley is an artist, researcher and educator. In 2013, she received a PhD in Language, Culture and Teaching from York University (Toronto), for her 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 the solo exhibition "Fur Stories [ you are not wild enough for me ]”, an installation of print, sculpture, textiles and drawings which developed from a fur collar that belonged to her grandmother, and the narratives on fur that unfolded 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) and Program Advisor for the MFA in Craft Media. She
now teaches in the Schools of Critical + Creative Studies and Visual Arts, and the Craft MFA program. 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 has been studying couture embroidery at the Ecole Lesage, Paris, France, and is now exploring its application to her studio practice.