Education

2017    Independent Studio Program, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, BC

1989    Diploma in Fine Art, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

(Major in Photography)

1984/86  Coursework, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB (foundation, photography)

Professional Development / Workshops

2016    Lithography Pronto (with Victoria Edgarr), Ground Zero Printmakers Society, Victoria, BC

2007    Solar Plate Etching, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, BC 

Solo Exhibitions

2021    Gestural Prompt, Errant Art Space, Victoria, BC with guest artists June Higgins and Jillian Player

             Eyeball Safety, City of Victoria Johnson Street Parkade, Victoria, BC

2020    Angel on Horseback, MoCL Window Gallery, Victoria, BC

            Occupying the Void, installation, arc.hive gallery, Victoria, BC

2018    I Wonder, Xchanges Gallery, Victoria, BC

2017    Globular Cluster, arc.hive gallery, Victoria, BC

             Gone Home, Slide Room Gallery, Victoria, BC

2015    The 100 Day Project,The Midwives Collective Gallery, Victoria, BC

2013    Victoria: A History in Layers, Habit Coffee, Victoria, BC

            Studies of the Artichoke Flower, The Midwives Collective Gallery, Victoria, BC

2012    Victoria: A History in Layers, site-specific installation in shop windows, Victoria, BC

1995    Cut Block No 69A3-X, Still Eagle, Nelson, BC

 1994   Shakti: Feminine Energy,  Nelson Museum Gallery, Nelson, BC

Group Exhibitions

2021   Little Gems, Victoria Arts Council, Victoria, BC

2021   to gather….again, arc.hive ARC, Victoria, BC

2020   Beyond the Archive, with Ground Zero Printmakers, Victoria Arts Council, Victoria, BC

2020   Stanza, arc.hive ARC, Victoria, BC  online poetry collaboration, Ekphrasis: https://arc-hivearc.org/alison-bigg-                rhonda-ganz/

 2019   Discovery, Seymour Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC

             Branch, arc.hive gallery, Victoria, BC

2018    Swell, arc.hive gallery, Victoria, BC

             Mend, arc.hive gallery, Victoria, BC

             Under/Where, Ou Gallery, Duncan, BC

             Refugium, The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Victoria, BC

2017    Bridge, arc.hive gallery, Victoria, BC

            Hopeful Monsters, arc.hive gallery, Victoria, BC

            Take Your Bearings, 50/50 Arts Collective Gallery, Victoria, BC

2012    The Small Treasures Show, Coast Collective Gallery, Metchosin, BC

            The Small Works Show, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC

2011    In Your Skin, GZPS, Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, Victoria, BC

1992    Natural Histories: Traces, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

1989     ECCAD graduation show, ECCAD campus, Vancouver, BC

Grants and Awards

2021  Purchase for use by the City of Victoria, Eyeball Safety

2019   Winner of an emerging artist award from the Seymour Art Gallery.

2012  People and Places 150 Grant, support for the Victoria: A History in Layers exhibition awarded by the City of Victoria, BC

Bibliography

“Ekphrasis” (exhibition catalogue), arc.hive, Victoria, BC, 2020

Robin Laurence, Alison Bigg: “I Wonder” Exhibition review, Preview Magazine, Victoria, BC, April/May edition, 2018, page 25.

“Refugium: artists respond to Refugium: Poems for the Pacific”, (exhibition catalogue), Maritime Museum, Victoria, BC,  2018, page 4

 “Hopeful Monsters”, (exhibition catalogue), arc.hive, Victoria, BC, 2017, page 23, essay, Connie Morey.

“Gone Home” (exhibition catalogue), Vancouver Island School of Art,Victoria,BC 2017,essay, Wendy Welch.

Community Activities

2022              Juror for the 2023 exhibition year at Cedar Hill Gallery

2020-now      Co- Founder, board member, instructor and studio artist at PRINT: Victoria  

                      Society of Print Artists

2020-now      Director of the CRD Project grants for the PRINTgallery.                 

2019-now      Volunteer and studio artist at Cedar Hill Ceramic Department

2019                Artist, TD Art Gallery Paint-In, Moss Street, Victoria, BC

2018                Member, Ground Zero Printmakers Society, Victoria, BC

2018                Member of CARFAC

2017-2018       Member, Board of Directors, arc.hive artist-run centre

2012                Artist, TD Art Gallery Paint-In, Moss Street, Victoria, BC