Carolyn C. Qualle

Sessional Faculty

Craft + Emerging Media

Instructor, Fibre

“Paper has helped shape the world since its inception over two thousand years ago. As a bookartist and printmaker I have an intimate relationship with paper; its colour, texture and sculptural adaptability which provide endless possibility for containing narrative. ”

Carolyn C. Qualle lives and works in Calgary, Alberta. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, United States, England, Australia, Japan and Korea. She has taught bookarts, papermaking and print workshops for over twenty years in North America for institutions such as The Center for the Book in New York City, the Japanese Paper Place in Toronto Canada and most recently The Esker Foundation in Calgary Alberta.

Her work explores the Artist Book. She seeks to balance text and image, structure and material. Her teaching facilitates the development and linking of papermaking and fibre practice with her student's own personal explorations.

Member of ACAD Faculty since 2006.


Diploma, Alberta College of Art + Design

Selected Professional Activity:

Selected juried group exhibitions

imaGined Texts/contextualized Imagery, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition, venues throughout Alberta, Canada -2010-2011

The Book Arts Exhibition, Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition, Alberta,   Canada - 2010

The Art of the Book 2008, Ontario Craft Council Gallery, Toronto Ontario (Halifax, Fredericton, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Victoria) Canada – 2008-2010

Des Artists du livre du Pacifique A L, Atlantique CBBAG Chez Aeprim, Montréal, Quebec, Canada-2008

Emma ’08, Saskatchewan Development Museum, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan , Canada- 2008

Women Writing and Reading,  Special Collections Library University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada-2007

Seongnam International Book Arts Fair, Seongnam,   Korea - 2007

Personal Visions: the Passion of Paper Online exhibition ( – 2007


Turning the Page Carolyn Qualle - Art inCLINed  Juxtapose Productions – 2008


The National Paper Exhibition, Visiting Artist Workshops/Presentation, Prairie Gallery, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada - 1997

Book Arts in Western Canada (lecture), Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild National Conference , Toronto, Ontario - 1996

Selected Awards:

Naming the Light,Alberta Foundation For The Arts Project Grant - collaborative multi-media: poetry, art, music, with Governor General award winning poet, Lorna Crozier, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1998.