Function | Jennifer Grey-Noble, Danita Soley, Jeannie Noyes, and Kari Winter


A show representing the works of four local artists with related visual concerns. While each artist has her own individual direction, there is a visual link between the works in the handling of the fibre medium.

Kari Winter deals with an emphasis on color and geometrics which comprise the design elements in her functional/non-functional pieces.

Danita Noyles combines mixed media with hand-made paper in a self-expressive manner, retaining the importance of formal concerns and surface quality. 

Jennifer Grey-Noble creates a harmony between contrasting materials, working primarily with silk, glass, and metal.

Jeannie Soley is inspired by the idea of function as non-function and working with this concept through color and pattern.


Jennifer Grey-Noble

Jennifer Grey-Noble was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago in 1959, where she attended private school from the age of four. Upon moving to Calgary, Grey-Noble went on to complete a major in Jewellery with a minor in Textiles at the Alberta College of Art, graduating in 1984. 

Danita Noyes

Danita Noyes was born in Lloydminster, Alberta, in 1962. She completed the four-year diploma program at the Alberta College of Art from 1980 to 1984, where she majored in Printmaking and minored in Textiles. 

Jeannie Soley

Jeannie Soley, born in Lacombe, Alberta in 1962, is a recent graduate from the Alberta College of Art, receiving her diploma in Textiles in 1984. 

Kari Winter

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Kari Winter is a recent graduate from the Alberta College of Art, where she attended from 1980 to 1984 with a major in Textiles. Winter also attended Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, majoring in Illustration.