Chelsea Yuill is an emerging curator and textile artist based in Vancouver, BC. As she defines her curatorial interests, her handsewn appliqués are wearable embellishments of glamour, costume, and kitschy romance while her weaving focuses on community engagement. She completed her BFA in Critical and Cultural Practices with a minor in Curatorial Practices at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (Fall 2018), where she was the student director of the ECUAD Student Exhibitions (2014-2017), and a co-curator of the alumni retrospective 88 Artists from 88 years (2017), and Intertwined (2018) an exhibition presented in conjunction with the Textile Society of America symposium.
Chelsea’s position as the Program Assistant at Access Gallery from December 2018 – March 2019 has been generously funded by Young Canada Works. In 2017, she was the Curatorial Assistant at Access Gallery through the ECUAD Co-op program and is grateful to be back!