School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

Alysha Creighton, MFA

Instructor in Art + Design

  • Biography

    Alysha Creighton is an intermedia artist based in Vancouver, BC. She holds a BA in Visual Art from Trinity Western University and an MFA in Drawing and Intermedia from the University of Alberta. Her performance-based practice draws on her background in dance and movement, exploring moments of physical, social and psychological tension between people though drawing, photography and video. Recent projects include her site-specific project Waiting Room at the Bleeding Heart Art Space, her solo exhibition Proximities at the Art Gallery of St. Albert, and a video installation as part of the 2013 Alberta Biennial. She has taught drawing and intermedia courses at the University of Alberta for the past four years. She has also served as the Artist in Residence at the Glenrose Rehabilitation hospital and as a lead artist at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts where she assisted artists with developmental disabilities in bringing their ideas to life through digital animation.

  • Education

    • BA Art (Trinity Western University)
    • MFA Drawing and Intermedia (University of Alberta)
  • Awards & Honours

    • 2016 Individual Artist Project, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

    • 2015 Micro Grant, Edmonton Arts Council

    • 2014 Individual Artist Project Grant, Edmonton Arts Council

    • 2014 Second Place, Gotta Minute Film Festival, Edmonton, AB

    • 2012 A. Florence Andison Friedman Award, Department of Art and Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

    • 2012 Graduate Student Scholarship, Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology, Edmonton, AB

    • 2011 Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB

    • 2010 Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

    • 2010 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

  • Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    • 2015 Waiting Room, Bleeding Heart Art Space, Edmonton, AB
    • 2015 Proximities, Art Gallery of St. Albert, St. Albert, AB
    • 2014 Apparitions - site specific video installation [curator: Amber Rooke], The Works Art and Design Festival, Edmonton, AB
    • 2013 the space between us, MFA Thesis exhibition, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

    Selected Group Exhibitions and Screenings


    • Street Light for Nuit Blanche Edmonton [curator: Matthew Hills], Enterprise Square Gallery, Edmonton AB
    • Monstrous? dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton AB


    • Screening: The Touch, Gotta Minute Film Festival, Edmonton, AB


    • Moving On: Boyle Street Projections Public Art Project in collaboration with Allen Ball, Aspen Gallery, Boyle Street Plaza, Edmonton, AB
    • Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art: The News From Here [curator: Nancy Tousley] Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB


    • The Touch: Still + Moving Image Screening, SVA Theatre, New York, NY



Department or Program:

Art + Design