Gunnel Hag
222 Symington Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6P 3W6
Tel. studio: 416-532-7435

Royal College of Art, London, England (Surface Pattern Research in Silk Screen Printing)

Stockholm University, Sweden (Enlgish, Textile Printing)

Exhibitions and Publications: (A Selection):
1978 – now My work has been represented in solo, two person and group shows at:
– “My Heritage”, SAQA, France (2024)
– “Sybil”, Connections Fibre Artists, Orillia Museum of Art, ON (2024)
– “The Thread of the Story”, Bruce County Museum, ON (2024)
– “Unframed”, Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto,ON (2023)
– “CQA National Juried Show”, Vancouver, BC (2022)
– “RE:Collections”, Wellington County Museum, Elora, ON (2021)
– “Off the Page”, Grimsby Public Art Gallery, ON (2021)
– “Unmade”, Propeller Art Gallery, Toronto,ON (2019)
– “Future Endeavors”, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON (2018)
– “Fibre Content”, Art Gallery of Burlington, ON (2012,14,16,18)
– “International Quilt Art Exhibition”, Beijing, China (2018)
– “Cited: Masterpiece & Memento”, Propeller Gallery, Toronto, ON
– “National Juried Show”, CQA, Vancouver, B.C.
– “Reflections”, Homer Watson Gallery, Kitchener, ON (juror’s choice award)
– “ARTefacts”, Wellington County Museum, Elora, ON
– “Running with Fibre”, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, ON
– SAQA juried travelling exhibition “My Corner of the World”, Canada, France, Italy, Czechoslovakia,
– SAQA juried travelling exhibition “Balancing Act”
– “Gathering”, Hillcrest Village Fibreworks, Toronto, ON
– “18-Square”, The Grange Gallery, Mississauga, ON
– Joshua Creek Heritage and Arts Centre, Oakville, ON
– CQA National Juried Show, Toronto, ON
– CQA National Juried Show, St. Catherine, ON (Award) –

– “Celebrate the Seven”: Wellington County Museum, ON
– “Higher Ground”, Guelph Civic Museum, ON
– Side Space Gallery, Toronto, ON
– Quilt Surface Design Symposium, Columbus, Ohio
– The Handweaving Museum, Clayton, New York
– The Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON

Professional Design,Textile and Craft Experience (A Selection):

1970 – now: In 1970 I established a commercial design and silk-screen textile printing business
in Toronto. I maintain a Studio, Trees Textile Designers and Printers, where until 2001
I designed and produced a line of hand-printed fashion, which was sold throughout Canada and the United States. My hand printed fashion and interior fabrics have been represented at International and National Design exhibitions and Fashion Shows. I am currently pursuing my own art in printed and quilted textiles as well as teaching surface design.

1999 – now Printed, stencilled and airbrushed fabric for costumes for theatre, ballet, film and television including “The Lion King” (Musical: Toronto & Los Angeles), “West Side Story” (Ballet: Toronto), “Resident Evil” (Movie), “The Rockettes” (Radio City Music Hall, New York), See (tv series)

1980 – 1995 Served on Jury Panels for the Ontario Crafts Council

1979 – 1995 Served on Jury Panels for the Ontario Arts Council for “Design Grants”, “Crafts Grants” and “Artists in the Schools” Grants

1978 Was one of the Founders of Surfacing: Textile Dyers’ and Printers‘ Association,. Ontario, and was the Editor of the Surfacing Journal for four years.

Articles about my work have appeared in:
– SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly
– Canadian Quilting CQA/ACC blog
– Fibre Quarterly
– The Canadian Quilter
– Quilting Arts
– City and Country Home
– Surface Design Journal
– Arido (Interior Design, Ontario),The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star
– Published: “Creating Texture” and ”Creating Texture: Soft Textures”
(Self published instructional books)
– Represented in “1000 Quilt Inspirations”

Awards and Grants:
2018 – “Reflections”, Homer Watson Gallery (Juror’s choice)
2014 – National Juried Show, (Third place for Original Design in a Nonrepresentational Wallquilt)
2012, 11, 10, 09,
1978 & 79 – Ontario Arts Council “Creative Artists in Education” Grants
1985, ‘86, ‘88 – Ontario Arts Council Individual Crafts Grants, and Travel Study Grants
1985 – Ontario Ministry of Industry & Trade Award

Connections Fibre Artists (
SAQA: Studio Art Quilt Associates (Juried Member)
CQA/ACC: Canadian Quilters Association/Courtepointe Canadienne
GQC: Global Quilt Connections

Teaching Experience:

Throughout my career as a surface designer and textile printer, I have been teaching and lecturing about textile printing and textile arts at art colleges, and venues throughout North America. During the pandemic I changed into online teaching and lecturing, which has allowed me to work with guilds, conferences and students all over the world.
Information can be found at:

2004 – now Fleming College, Haliburton Campus, Ontario. (Professor in the Fibre Art Diploma Programme)
2001 – now Haliburton Summer School of the Arts, Haliburton, Ontario. (Workshops)
2000 – now Workshop Leader and Lecturer at Quilt and Fabric Guilds.
2012 Quilt Canada Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Workshops)
2009 – 2012 Ontario Arts Council: Artists in Education. (Teaching in a selection of high schools)
2010 Maiwa Handprints Symposium, Vancouver, B.C. (Workshops)
2009 “Off the Grid”: 2009 international Surface Design Association Conference,
Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.. (Workshop Presenter)
2008 Quilt Canada Conference, St. Johns, Newfoundland. (Workshops)
2007 – 2008 Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario. (Workshops)
2006 Quilt Canada Conference, Ottawa, Ontario . (Workshops)
2002 Quilt Canada Conference, Edmonton, Alberta. (Workshops)
1991 – 2002 Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, (Professor,Textile Studio, School Crafts & Design)
2001 National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. (Visiting Lecturer)
1972 – 73 Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ottawa, Ontario
(Developed and instructed a two year diploma programme in Textile Arts)