C.V. Alison Bigg 2023


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

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

Professional Development and Residencies

2023    RECLAIM Public Art Residency with Germaine Koh, STEPS and the Victoria Arts Council

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

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

Solo Exhibitions

2024    Auricals, Harcourt House ARC, Edmonton, AB

2023    Auricals, Victoria Arts Council Main Gallery, Victoria, BC

2023    #lostfoundsound, a limited edition printmaking book through Flask publications.

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

2023 Segue, arc.hive ARC, Victoria, BC

2022 BIMPE XI  Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, BC

2022  TOMPE2022 The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition, London, On

2022  Assemblage, arc.hive ARC, Victoria, BC

2022  Mixedtape soundscape UNTIL online magazine issue 12 https://untilmagazine.wordpress.com/issue-12-   mixtape-             soundscape/

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


2023 #lostfoundsound artist book UVIC Special Collections

2023 #lostfoundsound artist book Art Gallery of Ontario, The E.P. Taylor Library & Archives

Grants and Awards 

2023 RECLAIM Public Art Residency with Germaine Koh, STEPS and the Victoria Arts Council

2023 Canada Council Conception to Realization grant

2023 CARFAC fee from the Victoria Arts Council for Auricals

2023 Commission by Flask publications, BC Arts Council funding.

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


“Auricals” exhibition catalogue, essays by Kegan McFadden and Regan Rasmussen, Poems by Rhonda Ganz.2023

“Tompe 2022” Exhibition catalogue, The Ontario Miniature Print Exhibition. 2022

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

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

“Refugium: Poems for the Pacific”, exhibition catalogue, Maritime Museum, Victoria, BC,  2018

“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

2023             Workshop instructor, solar plate etching at the Salt Spring Island Printmakers Group

2022              Studio assistant at the Metchosin International School for the Arts

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

2020-2022      Director of the CRD Project grants for the PRINTgallery.                 

2019-2023      Volunteer and studio artist at Cedar Hill Ceramic Department

2018-2021      Board Member, Ground Zero Printmakers Society, Victoria, BC

2018 -now      Member of CARFAC

2017-now       Program director and member of the  Board, arc.hive artist-run centre