Christi York combines traditional weaving methods with a contemporary approach. She harvests and processes all of her own natural materials in and around her home on Vancouver Island, BC.

With a background in both graphic and jewelry design, York’s work naturally flows towards mixed media, with botanical material and imagery always front and centre.

Inspired by the overwhelming complexity of plant life on earth, she invites people to pause and re-consider the seemingly humble nature of plant material.

"Foraging for materials within the seasons, my work is quite literally tied to the cycle of the natural world. Basketmaking has a communal history in nearly every culture on the planet. When I weave, I feel linked to this collective history of civilization; a time when we had respect and a deep generational knowledge about the self sustaining systems of the earth."

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Current / Recent Exhibitions 

 

September 10th to December 11, 2020

Personal and Material Geographies

The Craft  Council of BC

Vancouver, BC

November 13th to December 17, 2020

Positively Petite Annual Miniature Exhibition

Place des Arts

Coquitlam, BC

Past Exhibitions 

Solo

2018

Valley to Valley, McMillan Arts Centre, Parksville, BC

2020

Wildworks. Rainforest Arts, Chemainus, BC

 

Group

2019/2020

One Tree

Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature

Victoria, BC

2019

Salt Spring National Art Prize. Finalist.

Salt Spring Island, BC

2019

Sooke Fine Arts Show. Sooke, BC

2018

From The Studios; Connection

(A Crafted Vancouver invitational event)

Visual Space Gallery, Vancouver BC

2018

Sooke Fine Arts Show. Sooke, BC

2018

Gathered Together; Northwest Basket Weavers Guild Exhibition

Whatcom Museum. Bellingham, WA

2018

Sooke Fine Arts Show. Sooke, BC

Awards

2019

Honourable Mention as chosen by Jury.

Sooke Fine Arts Show