Catherine Crowston is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta. From 1994 to 1997, Crowston was the Director / Curator of the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre and Editor of the Walter Phillips Gallery Editions. Prior to this, she was Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto from 1986 to 1994. Crowston has curated more than 50 exhibitions, working with artists such as: Allora and Calzadilla, Yael Bartana, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Chris Cran, Stan Douglas, Geoffrey Farmer, Faye HeavyShield, Alex Janvier, Brian Jungen, Damian Moppett and Ron Moppett, as well as participating in the production of award winning national travelling exhibition projects, curatorial partnerships and publications, including the multi-partnered exhibition, Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965–1980, which toured nationally and internationally from 2010 to 2013. In 2016, Crowston served as the official Commissioner for the Canada Pavilion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture featuring landscape architect Pierre Belanger and was the Canadian Commissioner for the Sydney Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2002. In that same year, Crowston was awarded the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts and was inducted into the City of Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame in 2015.