alisa mcronald

Alisa McRonald is a fibre artist living and working in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She obtained a certificate in jewelry design in 1994 at Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts in Montreal and, most recently, she has studied tapestry weaving under Ixchel Suarez and handspinning and textile dyeing techniques at the Haliburton School of Art.

She has exhibited both nationally and internationally in exhibitions including a community earth loom project at the Guelph Enabling Garden (2015), yarn bombing the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto (2010) and two large-scale performances at HaNNa Gallery in Tokyo (2000 and 2003). Her work has been featured in several publications including “By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art” (2006, Princeton Architectural).

Alisa teaches and gives talks on a variety of textile related techniques and acts as a creative mentor to several agencies and art centres in her community. She was a guest lecturer at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001.

Currently, she is a member of Necessary Arts Company where she maintains her studio practice.

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