Since graduating from the NSCAD University in Halifax in1992 with a Major in Textiles and a Minor in Art History Anke Fox has been actively pursuing her career in textiles as an artist, designer and educator. Anke Fox has created textiles for over 25 years and has developed a very high level of craftsmanship in her field. Through her exploration of cloth she has acquired a broad range of techniques, from felting to screen printing large scale photographic imagery, from dyeing with lichens and rust to heat transfer dye sublimation, from back-strap weaving to digital weaving and laser cutting.
Anke Fox has exhibited her textiles in North America, Europe and Asia, has received numerous grants to pursue her craft and won various awards for her work. Anke Fox strongly believes in education and presenting work to the public.
She has taught Continuing Education classes in weaving, dyeing and screenprinting since 1994. Her position as textiles technician at the NSCAD University provides her with endless opportunities to share her knowledge with the students and inspire them.
Her most recent project working as Artist-in-Residence with the Medical Humanities students at Dalhousie University in 2013/14 clearly demonstrated her sincere appreciation for the creative process and for tactile knowledge. www.ankefox.com