|2004||BFA Textiles NSCAD University|
|2006||MA Textiles and Fibre Art Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton|
|2019||Grants to Individuals from Arts NS|
|2010||Creation Grant from the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.|
|2008||Arts New Brunswick Creation Grant.|
My artwork involves exploring the rural imagery of landscapes and domestic life through textiles and illustration. Dyeing, weaving, silk-screen printing, rug hooking, drawing and stitching are amongst the mediums that I work with.
Recent years have yielded extensive research in the creation and application of natural dyes from local and non-local plant, mineral and insect sources.
Publications and exhibitions list can be found at http://joannaclose.ca/index.php/about/cv/2/