Jolie Bird

About Jolie Bird

Jolie Bird is a textile artist who lives and works in Calgary, Alberta. She completed her MFA at NSCAD University, Halifax in 2013 and had also studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary and Capilano University, North Vancouver. Bird works predominantly with textiles and fibre but also includes other mediums, found objects, and installation into her practice. She is drawn to slow techniques like hand stitching, weaving, and wrapping for the investment of time needed to complete the work. Repetitive and slow building in nature, the process becomes mentally and physically demanding, while at the same time feeling intuitive and somewhat meditative. Working slowly with simple tools and only her hands, she forms an intimate and tactile connection with the artwork. Her work has been exhibited locally, nationally and in the United States.