Born in Calgary in 1964, Inglis’ family life transported her across Canada and into the U.S., exposing her to rural, small town and big city urban experiences. Returning to Calgary in 1989 to attend the Alberta College of Art (now Alberta University of the Arts), she graduated from the Faculty of Painting with distinction in 1994. While attending the art college, she was the recipient of the Louise McKinney Scholarship, the Board of Governors’ Award, the Joyce & Owen Hughes Memorial Bursary.
During her final year at ACA, she and fellow classmates had growing concerns about losing the valuable community that was established in the 4th year painting studios. As a result, they formed the Untitled Art Society which still exists today as a studio co-op and exhibition space, The Bows. Other community involvement includes a five year stint on the board of the New Gallery, the development of local pop up exhibition spaces with fellow artists as well as contributing to public art in Calgary via guerrilla style yarn-bombing.
Inglis’ art practice is a multi-faceted exploration into the flow of meaning and interpretation dynamics. Her post grad work was process based, resulting in densely layered forms constructed from shredded paper of varying sorts. The paper shred was commandeered from her daily life and layered like paint, mixing different shred products for colour, texture and meaning exploration. These works were neatly cropped to reveal the layered edges further adding to the potential interpretation of each piece.
In the early 2000s, her involvement in the local art community reinvigorated disciplines from her pre art school days. Themes developed for pop up exhibitions spawned a myriad of crocheted works, paintings, drawings and street photography and was a highly productive era for her art practice. Inglis created over 300 watercolour paintings during this time period which has led to a return to process based work in 2020, the Entropia project, where she is repurposing these works into new forms.
Inglis’ work has been exhibited throughout Alberta and nationally and is in private collections as well as at the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Alberta Foundation of the Arts. Her work was also included in “Made in Calgary: The 1990s” at the Glenbow Museum.