Bettina Matzkuhn has worked in fibre for over 30 years with an emphasis on embroidery and fabric collage. She holds a BFA in Visual Arts and an MA in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University. In the 1980s she animated and directed three award-winning films using textiles for the National Film Board of Canada and an interest in narrative continues to inform her work. She explores personal and social narratives about history, geography and the natural world, using the textile medium as an evocative and complex language. She exhibits her work across Canada and internationally, writes professionally on the arts, lectures and teaches.