Bettina Matzkuhn has worked in textiles for over 40 years with an emphasis on embroidery and fabric collage. In the 1980s, her NFB animated films –using textiles– garnered awards and an interest in narrative continues to inform her work. She holds a BFA in Visual Arts and an MA in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University. She explores personal and social stories about history, geography and the natural world, using a wide variety of textile techniques, materials and presentations.
She exhibits her work internationally and writes professionally on the arts. She has presented at conferences including the Textile Society of America and given talks from small guilds to large groups such as Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon in Vancouver. She has worked as a sessional instructor at Emily Carr University and taught workshops across Canada.