Alexandrya Eaton


  • Aug 2 - 24, 2019
  • Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre
  • St Andrews, New Brunswick

“As in every life story, there is pain and darkness, but bold, confident colour, strength, courage and humour prevail here. Eaton’s series shows us a woman who is always changing and evolving in the face of sorrow and joy, but whose character remains constant, authentic, and inspirational.”

Jon Claytor — Akimbo

“Eaton’s work explores the phases of womanhood as shaped by cultural pressures and personal choices through the very story of her late grandmother, with whom she was very close. Eaton chose the soft and sturdy traditional medium of rug hooking for the portrayal of her role model, and relished the slow and gentle transformation of memories into images. She creates iconic Pop-art figures that actively move through fear and sorrow with resilient courage and love.” ~ written by Christina Thomson

Becoming’, a series of thirty paintings and hooked rugs, debuted in a solo exhibition at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, in 2018. In 2019, ‘Becoming’ was shown at Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, before travelling to three other venues. In 2021, the series was exhibited at the Saint John Arts Centre, and also as part of the larger retrospective exhibition, Everything in Between, at the Owens Art Gallery, in Sackville. In 2022, 'Becoming' was exhibited at the Hooked Rug Museum of North America, where Eaton was honoured as Canadian Rug Hooking Artist of the Year.