Alana Bartol comes from a long line of water witches. Her site-responsive works explore divination as a way of understanding across places, species, and bodies. Through collaborative and individual works, she creates relationships between the personal sphere and the landscape, particular to this time of ecological crisis.
Bartol's work has been presented in exhibitions and festivals across Canada and worldwide. In 2019 and 2021, she was long listed for Canada's Sobey Art Award. Of Scottish, German, English, French, Irish, and Danish ancestry, Bartol is a white settler Canadian currently living as an uninvited guest in Mohkínstsis (Calgary, AB) in Treaty 7 Territory where she is a sessional instructor at Alberta University of the Arts.