b. 1969, Toronto, ON

Lives and works in Vancouver, BC



2005   MA in Fine Art, Utrecht Graduate School of Art, The Netherlands

2000   BFA, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, Canada



2018           TBA, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Comox, BC, Canada (solo)

2015           Children Tomorrow, steʔəxwəɬ ʔə ƛ̓ wə weyələs, Seymour Art Gallery, BC, Canada (solo)

2015           Art and Sustainability Biennale, International Year of Soils, Hamburg, Germany

2009            The World Alliance for Arts Education, WAAE summit, Newcastle, UK

2008           Rest Art, The Arts Factory, Curatorial Team, Su Sang, Lu Hong, Zhao Huanhuan, Juan Li, He Peng, Jessie, Chengdu, China

2008           Four Host Nations, Canada Pavilion, Beijing, China

2007           ART that Matters: Social Justice EcoArt, Curated by Susan Leibovitz Steinman, WEAD co-founder / director (Women Environmental Artists Directory), San Rafael, California, USA

2007                    Mirror, Mirror, Little Landscapes and Miniature Worlds, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC, Canada

2007                    Uts’am / Witness, 10 Years, The Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2007                    Another Publication, CASCO Gallery Utrecht, The Netherlands

2006           Dreaming Forward, The Other Gallery, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

2006           Hit the Showers, The Other Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada

2005                    Test Department #1, BAK Gallery, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2005                    MAHKU launch, Academie Gallerie, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2004                    TAZ, Temporary Autonomous Zone, Xpodium Gallery, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2003                    Arts 2003, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC, Canada

2003                    Framed, Gallery 83, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2002                    Art for Change, National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2002                    Free Flow, Roundhouse Community, Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2002                    Dust on the Road, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2002                    Juxtaposed, Gallery 83, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2001           Witness, Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (solo)

2001           Squamish Elders, Capilano Reserve, North Vancouver, BC, Canada (solo)

2001                    Uts'am Witness, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2001                    Artropolis, CBC Television Studios, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2001                    On the Threshold, Czech and Slovak Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada 

2000                    Cedar People, Bishop's Art University Gallery, Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada (solo)

1998                    Witness Arts Exhibition, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1997                    Sonic Boom, Installation for Promusica, Western Front, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1996                    Kinder der Welt, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

1995                    Nice Place to Be, Vancouver Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1995           At the Crossroads/Na Rozcesti, Benham Gallery Seattle, Washington, USA

1994         At the Crossroads/Na Rozcesti, FAMU Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

1992                    From Prague to Medzilaborce and Back Again, House of Photography

                   Prague, Czechoslovakia




2015                    Creating Together: Participatory, community-based and collaborative arts practices and scholarship across Canada, chapter essay: Witnessing Transformations. Co-editors, Diane Conrad, Anita Sinner, Wilfrid Laurier University Press

2013                    Picturing Transformation: Nexw-ayantsut. Hard cover photography book featuring 15 years of photography. Published by Figure 1 Publishing, Vancouver, BC

2010           Cinema / Studio; a notebook for Spatial Research: Case Study: Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, Edited by Apolonija Sustersic, The Netherlands, p. 149-151

2008           Access All Areas, Conversations on Engaged Arts, Visible Arts Society, Grunt Gallery, p. 39-47

2007                    Cover for Another Publication, Casco Gallery, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2004                    NOR, Ideas of North, published by the Velan Foundation, Quebec, Canada

2003                    L’Espace Traverse, Reflections on Interdisciplinary Practices in Art, Editions D’art Le Sabord, Edited by Guy Laramee, p. 45-58


2015           Goodman, John, North Shore News, “Children of Tomorrow”, Sunday edition, August 23rd, 2015, A29-31

2010           Carruthers, B. “Ecoart in Canada – A Conversation and Brief Survey of the Terrain” in WEAD (Women in Environmental Art) E-Journal Part one, Summer 2010,

2009           The Green Chain, published interview with Nancy Bleck, Mark Leirn-Young, Vancouver, BC

2006          Carruthers, B. Arts In Ecology: Mapping the Terrain of Contemporary Eco-ART Practice and Collaboration. A research report commissioned by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO for Arts in Ecology – A Think-Tank on Arts and Sustainability. Published online by UNESCO (2006)

2002                    CBC Radio & Website, "Next Generation / Young Canadian Artists"

2002                    Art Le Sabord, 2002, art magazine #62, Quebec, p. 28-35

2002                    in si.tu, Art Gallery of Bishops University, Lennoxville, Quebec, Catalogue

2001                    Artropolis 2001, Celebrating Contemporary BC Visual Art, p. 87

2001                    Grande, John, "Cedar Woman Returns to the Elaho", Arts Alive, Spring 2001,

2001                    Grande, John, "CedarPeople: Ancestors Living Among Us", Vie des Arts, no 181, Winter 2001, p. 70

2000                    Grande, John, "Earth Sensitive", Public Art Review, fall 2000, p. 19

2000                    Lennoxville Edition, "Preserving Sacred Ground", Nov. 15, p. 9

2000                    Durfresne, Denis, "La Photographe qui voulait sauver la Nature", La Tribune,

                   Sherbrooke, Quebec, November 25, G2

2000                    Alain Berube, La Nouvelle, "Un reflexion sur l’environment a Bishop" Lennoxville, Quebec, November 21, p. 31

1999                    Grande, John, ‘Canada’s Natural Landscape’, Public Art Review, p 5

1999                    Co-op Radio, When Spirit Whispers, The Witness Project, Vancouver, BC

1998                    Gravelsins, Harald, "Witness: Land, Justice, Community Arts", Planet of the Arts, Cover story, Vancouver, BC

1998                    Vision TV, Vancouver TV, Bravo, Rogers TV, BCTV, Witness Arts Exhibition, Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC

1998                    CBC Radio 1 & 2, Witness Arts Exhibition, Roundhouse Community Centre

1995                    Co-op radio, Women's Visions, Artist Profile, Vancouver, BC, Canada




2016           UBC Longhouse, First Nations House of Learning, Artist talk, UBC, Vancouver, BC

2015           Emily Carr University, North Island College, Artist talk, Comox, BC

2014/15      Mulgrave School, Guest Artist, West Vancouver, BC

2009           Emily Carr University Lecture Series, Why Collaborate? Vancouver, BC

2007                    Vancouver Art Gallery, Lecture Series, Philosopher’s Café, Emily Carr and

                   The Group of Seven, Vancouver, BC

2006                    Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Foundation Series, Vancouver, BC

2006                    North Island College, Artist Talk, Comox, BC

2005                    BAK Gallery, Test Department #1, Dialogue with Philosopher Dr. Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2002                    Millennium Scholarship Foundation, National Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2001                    Dawson College, Fine Art Department, Montreal, QC

2001                    Kwantlan College, Photography Department, Burnaby, BC, Canada

2001                    Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Photo Department, Vancouver, BC

2000                    Bishop's University Art Gallery, Lennoxville, QC

1999                    University of Northern Bohemia, Photo Dept., Usti nad Labem, FAMU, Prague






2012           Creating Together: Participatory, community-based and collaborative arts practices and scholarship across Canada, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

2011                    Staging Sustainability: Arts, Community, Culture, Environment, York University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Toronto, ON

2009                    Resilient People + Climate Change, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC

2007           Bioneers, Eco-Arts Strategy: Towards a Culture of Sustainability, San Rafael, CA

2002                    Art for Change, Millennium Scholarship Foundation, National Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2000                    INTER2000, Interdisciplinary Arts Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, QC

1999                    1st Annual BC Ancient Rainforest Conference, UBC, Vancouver, BC

1997                    The Songbird Project, Living City Forum, Vancouver, BC





2017           Comox Valley Art Gallery, summer artist residency, Comox Valley, BC

2009                    International Arts Residency with stipend, Barcelona, Spain

2006                    Summer Studio Residency, Visual Arts, Banff Centre, Banff, AB

1997                    Artist-in-residence for the opening of The Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC




2014/15      Faculty Association Executive Member, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2012                    Co-founder, Vice-President of the Uts’am Witness Society, 1997-2007, Vancouver, BC, Canda

2007                    Jury Member, Stanley Park Environmental Art Project, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1997                    Elected Student Representative to the Board of Governors, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada




2015           BC Arts Council, Awarded Visual Arts Grant, Victoria, BC, Canada

2014           Nominated for the City of Vancouver’s ‘Remarkable Women’ Award, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2007                    Woman of Distinction Award Recipient, YWCA, Category of Arts, Culture & Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2003                    The Canada Council, Visual Arts Grant for Emerging Artist, Ottawa, ON, Canada

2002                    Attractions Tourism, Uts’am Witness, Western Canada, Best Cultural Event, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2001                    Traditional Naming Ceremony, The Squamish Nation, Slanay Sp’ak’wus,

                   Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1998                    Ethics in Action, Van-City, On-going Social Responsibility, nominated for the

                   Uts’am Witness Project Vancouver, BC, Canada

1997           Academic Scholarship from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Small Business, Vancouver, BC, Canada

1992           The Canada Council, Explorations Grant, Ottawa, ON, Canada