About

About

Alana Bartol comes from a long line of water witches. Her site-responsive works explore walking and divination as ways of understanding across places, species, and bodies. Selected exhibitions and festivals include Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), PlugIn ICA (Winnipeg), Access Gallery (Vancouver), M:ST Performative Arts Festival/The New Gallery (Calgary), Esker Foundation Project Space (Calgary), Latitude 53 (Edmonton), Eastern Edge Gallery (St. John's, NL) as part of HOLD FAST Festival, Berlin Feminist Film Festival, InterAccess (Toronto), and SIMULTAN (Romania), amongst others. She is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Calgary Arts Development. Of English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Danish ancestry, Bartol is a settler Canadian currently living and working in Treaty 7 territory in Mohkínstsis/Calgary, where she teaches at Alberta University of the Arts. Recent and Upcoming residencies include Santa Fe Art Institute, Summer Residency at Eastern Edge Gallery, Canadian Armed Forces Artist Residency Program and CONFLUX (Dawson City, YK). Photo: Arturo Herrera

The artist would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Calgary Arts Development, Alberta University of the Arts Faculty Professional Affairs Funding, City of Windsor Arts and Heritage Fund, Windsor Endowment for the Arts and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity for their support of her work. Bartol would also like to thank her collaborators for their time, knowledge, and insight, as well as the artists, curators, art technicians, arts administrative staff, writers, arts and culture workers, volunteers, community members, and audiences that have made researching, creating, documenting, promoting, and presenting her work possible.

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Essays | Press
Spotlight on Alana Bartol Dir Devon Murphy, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 8 Feb 2019.
Tongue-in-cheek Edmonton art exhibit explores orphaned oil wells adoption Julia Wong, Global News Edmonton, 5 Jan 2019
Artist devises satirical scheme to 'adopt' Alberta's orphaned wells Wallis Snowdon, CBC Edmonton, 3 Jan 2019
Exhibition Essay: Orphan Well Adoption Agency Lindsey Sharman, Edmonton: Latitude 53, 8 Dec 2018
Artist Bring Attention to Orphan Wells in Alberta Tim Kalinowski, Lethbridge Herald, Nov 22, 2018
When Oil Is Our Lifeblood Areum Kim, Canadian Art, Climates Issue, fall 2018
Review - HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival Eva Crocker, Canadian Art online, 20 Aug 2018
Art and Industry Lindsey Sharman, Galleries West, 11 Jul 2018
Review: Alana Bartol at TRUCK Contemporary Art Maeve Hanna, Sculpture Magazine, July/August 2018
Sprawlcast Ep 6: Beyond the Blue Ring partially recorded at the d.talks forum on public art in June, 2018
This Artist Wants You to Adopt an Oil Well. Here’s Why. Leah Sandals, Canadian Art online, 13 Oct 2017
Exhibition Essay: an aware form of care Ashley Bedet, Calgary: TRUCK Contemporary Art, 8 Sep 2017
Interview: A Woman Walking (the City Limits) Shannon Bingeman, TREX SW Program, 2017 pp. 9-16
What Happened When One Artist Tried to Walk Calgary’s 174-km City Limits, Leah Sandals, Canadian Art online, 7 Nov 2016
Exhibition Essay for Far Away So Close: Part III, Kimberly Phillips, Vancouver: Access Gallery, Oct 2015
Review - Water Witching with Alana Bartol, Keagan Perlette, SAD Mag, 4 Nov 2015
Abstract Ecologies – A Conversation with Amber Christensen Greg J. Smith, Creative Applications Network, 22 Sept 2015