Curriculum Vitae

Heather Huston is a Calgary-based artist and instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Education
2006 MFA, Printmaking, University of Alberta
2002 BFA with distinction, University of Calgary

Solo Exhibitions

2016
The Body, Stranger*, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
Dream City, Dreams (touring exhibition), Gallery of the Cultural of Novi Pazar, Serbia and Marko K Gregovic Gallery, Petrovac, Montenegro
2015
See Through, Waage Fine Arts Gallery, Minnesota State Community College,
Fergus Falls
Dream City Dreams*, Prodajna galerija “Beograd”, Belgrade, Serbia
2014
Shift, SNAP, Edmonton
Uncanny Flux, Presse Papier, Trois Rivieres
2013
The Imagined Past*, Project Room at the Stride Gallery, Calgary
2007

Interiors, Artist Proof Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2006

Model Homes (MFA Thesis), FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Two and Three Person Exhibitions *indicates catalogue

2017
The Other Passport, (with Jill Ho You and Marnie Blair), Red Deer Museum + Art Galleries Art on One Gallery, Alberta (upcoming)
2016
The Printmakers (with Brenda Malkinson), Midtowne Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2015
Occupations: Canadian Graphic Works of Derek Michael Besant and Heather Huston, (part of the Dry Point Biennial) City Gallery of Uzice, Serbia

Invitational and Juried Exhibitions *indicates catalogue

2017
10th BIECTR*, Centre D’Exposition Raymond Lasnier, Trois Rivieres (upcoming)
Global Print 2017, Alijo, Portugal (upcoming)
Flux*, (collaborative research project), dc3 Art Projects, Edmonton (upcoming)

2016
Plexus, DNA Artspace, London, Ontario
Kyoto Hanga 2016: The International Print Exhibition Canada & Japan*, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Japan
Inkmasters 2016 Print Exhibition*, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, Australia
A Little Bit of Infinity, Enterprise Square, Edmonton, Alberta
8th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2016*, Portugal (invited by Nuno Canelas)
Sixty Square Inches18th North American Small Print Exhibition*, Purdue University Galleries, Indiana (award)
DI CARTA/PAPERMADE Biennale Internazionale di Opere di Carta*, Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio, Italy (invited by Valeria Bertesina)

2015
NBC Meshtec Screenprint Biennial, The Gallery of Japan Artists’ Association, Japan
Printing Marks and Codes – Printing Design International Invitation Exhibition, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
Atlanta Print Biennial, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta
7th Splitgraphic, Old City Hall, Spit, Croatia
1st Annual Miniature Print Exhibition and Competition, MGC Gallery, Manhattan, NY
Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition, Tokushima, Japan
Brain Storms: UAlberta Creates, Enterprise Square Galleries, Edmonton
ACAD Faculty Exhibition, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary
Resonance – Canadian Printmaking Exhibition*, Shengzhi Art Centre, Beijing
Tokyo International Miniprint Triennial 2015*, Tama Art University, Tokyo
FIELDWORKS: the Exhibition (in conjunction with symposium), ACAD, Calgary
Okanagan Print Triennial 2015, Vernon Public Art Gallery, BC
Located Place, Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
The Best of the Hand, A1LabArts Gallery, Knoxville (invited by Adam Finkelston)
Incisioni al Feminile 2015*, Atelier Controsegno, Naples, Italy
Global Print 2015*, Alijo, Portugal (invited by Nuno Canelas)
2015 Taiwan International Invitational Mini-Prints Exhibition and Symposium*, National Taiwan Normal University

2014
Southern Print Biennale VI*, University of North Georgia, Georgia  
Carte Blanche, DNA Artspace, London ON
Open Print, Salisbury Arts Centre, UK
BIMPE VII*, Dundarave Print Gallery Workshop, Vancouver
15th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms*, Villa Gallery, Lodz, Poland
Printed in Canada/Taiwan*, Zhongshan National Gallery of the Sun, Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taiwan (invited by Guy Langevin)
2nd International Printmaking Triennial*, Art Pavilion Cviieta Zuzoric, Belgrade, Serbia
Arts Visalia North American Print & Drawing Exhibition*, Arts Visalia Visual Art Center, California
Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak 2014, Gallery Iskra, Bulgaria
7th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2014*, Portugal (invited by Herman Noordermeer)
Miniprint Finland 2014*, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland

 2013
Global Print 2013*, Alijo, Portugal (invited by Herman Noordermeer)
Memory: International Mail Art Exhibition and Swap,  Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond
Really Big Print Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania
Shy Rabbit Print International IV, Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Water on Paper, Red Delicious Press, Denver
9th International Miniature Print Biennial, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut
Manhattan Graphic Center’s 3rd Annual Juried Printmaking Show, Manhattan Graphic Center
Mini Print Internacional de Cadaques, 2013*, Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Girona, Spain
12th Lessedra World Print Annual – Mini Print 2013*, Lessedra Gallery, Sophia, Bulgaria 

2012
6th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2012*, Portugal (invited artist)
Faculty Show, Illingworth Kerr, Calgary 
Hearts of the New West: the 2012 Calgary Biennial of Contemporary Art*, Avalanche Gallery
BIMPE VII*, Dundarave Print Workshop Gallery, Vancouver
Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists Gallery (January 2013)
University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus (February 2013)
2012 Taiwan International Invitational Mini-Prints Exhibition and Symposium*, National Taiwan Normal University (invited artist)
8th British International Miniprint Exhibition*, London Print Studio (two year traveling exhibition) 
Global Matrix III*, Purdue University Galleries, Indiana (two year traveling exhibition)
2012 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition*, Bradbury Gallery, Jonesboro, AK (award)

2011
Atlanta Print Biennial*, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta (award)
V Splitgraphic: International Graphic Art Biennial 2011*, Old City Hall, Croatia
Swimming Upstream, Metro Frame Works, Denver, Co (award)
Qijiang International Print Festival 2011*, Southwestern University, China
Biennale Internationale d’Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres*, Quebec
All Faculty Exhibition: 25 Years of Autonomy, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary

2010
Shy Rabbit Print National 2, Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, Pagosa Springs, Co
ACAD Faculty Show, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary
Regionalism: New Art by North American Printmakers, Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts, Oregon
Exchange Exhibition of Prints by young artists from Japan & Calgary, University Theatres Gallery, Calgary
Contexture: New Directions and Intersections in Printmaking, Untitled Arts Society, Calgary

2009
LAPS 20th National Exhibition*, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, California
15th SPACE International Print Biennial Seoul*, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea (award)
ComPACT, Red Delicious Press, Aurora, Colorado
Young Calgary Printmakers, Machida City Museum of Graphic Art, Tokyo, Japan
The Boston Printmakers’ 2009 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Illinois

2008
Made to Measure (28th Annual Juried Art Show), Arts Etobicoke Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Print Exchange, Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar, Alkmaar, Netherlands
HPC Art Competition, Lougheed Building, Calgary Alberta
Bimpe V*, Federation Gallery and Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver
7th Lessedra World Art Print Annual Mini Print 2008*, Lessedra Gallery, Bulgaria
OSA Second International Miniprint Exhibition*, Ottawa School of Art, (award)
The ACADEMY Show, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Leap Year Postcard Show, Artist Proof Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2007
ACAD Print Media Faculty Show, Galerie Student Ostravske, Czech Republic
The University of Calgary Faculty Exhibition, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary
Fissure, Untitled Artist Society, Calgary, Alberta
27th Mini Print International of Cadaques*, Taller Galeria Fort, Spain (award)
31st Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition*, Heuser Art Center, Illinois

2006
La Casa della Memoria, Spigolo Aperto, Venice, Italy
Synergies: Prints from the U of A, Limited/Gallery-Edition, Munster, Germany

2005
Here and Now: Current Drawings, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Synergies: Prints from the U of A, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany
30th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition*, Heuser Art Center, Illinois (award)
The Boston Printmakers’ 2005 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Illinois
Fast Forward, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

2004
Juventus 2004, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois
Ground Shift, FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
Sumei National Juried Print Exhibition*, Sumei Multidisciplinary Arts Center, New Jersey
How to Become a Mirror, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta

2003
The Art of Printmaking, Image 54, Calgary, Alberta

2002
Generations, Gallery San Chun, Calgary, Alberta
Our Beautiful, Ridiculous Plans Gallery San Chun, Calgary, Alberta
Ex Nihilo (BFA exhibition) Nickel Arts Museum, Calgary, Alberta*
Next artspace, Calgary, Alberta

Portfolio Exchange Exhibitions

2014
Missed Connection/Connection, (SGC Conference) Zuckerman Museum of Art, San Francisco (invited artist) 
ACAD/U of M Exchange Portfolio, GoSA gallery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

2013
On The Bus,Window Gallery, Epcor Center for the Performing Arts, Calgary (organizer) 

2012
John Snow House Print Portfolio, John Snow House, Calgary (invited artist)
High Five, Mid America Print Conference, Missouri (invited artist)
Kresage Gallery, Lyon College
NSCAD/ACAD, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax (co-organizer for portfolio)

2008
Pipelines and Borderlines, Oak Park Public Library Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois
Universidad Loyola del Pacifico, Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico

2007
Lagniappe 5: Pixels and Prints Foster Art Gallery, Louisiana State University, Louisiana
Common Ground Gallery, Windsor, Ontario

2005
Memory House FAB Gallery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Work in Collections

•The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University •The University of Calgary •The Ottawa School of Art•The University of Alberta, Print Study Center •The Glenbow Museum •Center for the Study of Political Graphics, LA•Chang Kun Chook Architects & Engineering •ACAD •The Alberta Foundation for the Arts•The Atlanta Printmakers Society•The Arkansas State University Permanent Collection of Art•Splitgraphic Collection •National Taiwan Normal University•Chongqing Artists’ Association•Purdue University Galleries •City of Burnaby Permanent Art Collection•Hunan Arts Publishing House (China)•Fonde Donne ad Arte (Napoli)•International Printmaking Center, National Taiwan Normal University • Tama Art University (Japan) • Crvena Komuna, Montenegro

Awards and Grants

2016
Purchase Award, Sixty Square Inches
AFA Cultural Relations Grant

2015
2014-15 Teaching Excellence Award, ACAD
FPAC funding to attend the opening of solo exhibition Dream City, Dreams in Belgrade, Serbia

2014
FPAC funding to attend the Printed in Canada opening in Taiwan

2013
Shortlisted for the innaugural TELUS Spark summer artist in residence (application by invitation)
2012
2011/2012 ACADSA Faculty Award
Brackett-Krennerich & Associates Architects Purchase Award (2012 DNSPE)
2011
APS Purchase Award, Atlanta Print Biennial
Best in Show, Swimming Upstream
FPAC Grant to attend Qijiang International Print Festival 2011
2010
Alberta Foundation for the Arts production grant
2009
Purchase prize, 15th SPACE International Print Biennial Seoul
2008
Purchase prize, OSA Second International Miniprint Exhibition
2007
Top ten finalist – 27th Mini Print International of Cadaques
2006
Alberta Foundation for the Arts project grant for MFA thesis exhibition
2005
Juror’s selection honorable mention – 30th Bradley International Biennial
2004
Alberta Foundation for the Arts project grant to attend ISPA Japan Conference

Work Experience
Current
Assistant Professor, Print Media and Associate Chair, School of Visual Arts, ACAD
2007 – 2015
Instructor (Print Media, Drawing, Fibre), ACAD
2007
Instructor (Drawing), University of Calgary
2006-08
Technician (Printmaking), University of Calgary
2005
Instructor (Art Fundamentals), University of Alberta
03-04
Teaching Assistant (Printmaking), University of Alberta

Professional Experience

2016
Structures and Strange Body; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Disease, University of Calgary Visiting Artist Lecture
Panelist, Where Next? Creative Writing, Narrative, Film and Contemporary Art, ACAD 
Artist Talk, UBC Kelowna
Adjudicator, Mayor’s Night of the Arts (Airdrie)
Board Member (Chair), Alberta Printmakers’ Society (board member 2007 – 2016)
Board Member, Visual Arts Alberta CARFAC (joined 2013)
Board Member (secretary), ACAD Faculty Association (joined 2013)

2015
Board Member (Chair),Alberta Printmakers’ Society (joined 2007)
Board Member, VAA CARFAC (joined 2013)
Board Member (secretary), ACAD Faculty Association (joined 2013)
Artist Talk, UBC Kelowna
Article (“On Small Prints”), snapartists.com, Web, March 2015
2013
Article (“Trois-Rivieres Survey”), Printeresting.org, Web, July 5 2013
2012
Juror, 8th Biennale Internationale d’Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres (2013)
Artist-Talk, Université de Québec a Trois Rivières
2011
Lecture (“Prints Connecting People”), Symposium, Qijiang International Print Festival
2010
Writer, introductory essay for 20/20 Vision: 20th Anniversary Portfolio, Alberta Printmakers’ Society
2008
Printmaking Technician, University of Calgary (2006 -2008)
Consultant for Impress: Prints, Artists and Ideas website for the Glenbow Museum
Co-curator with Marnie Blair for a viewpoint gallery titled Constructed Geographies for Impress
2006
Evening Technician, University of Alberta, Silkscreen
Executive Board Member 2005/2006 (secretary), SNAP

Commercial Availability 
The Print Centre, Philadelphia
Pomp & Circumstance, Calgary

Commissions
2016 
Print for the 2015 graduates of the Faculty of Medicine at the U of C (yearly commission since 2002)
2012
Fundrasing print for John Snow House (New Gallery)
2011
Print for posters/fundraising for John Snow House opening (New Gallery)
Print for the 2011 graduates of the Faculty of Medicine at the U of C (yearly commission since 2002)
2008
Winter newsletter print for SNAP, Edmonton
2002
Portrait of the Chancellor of the University of Calgary
2001
Associate Presentation Print – Given to all Associates of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the UofC

Reviews

2016
Heather Huston: The Edifice of the Self” Barbara Sutherland, catalogue essay for The Body, Strange
2015
“Dream City, Dreams” Aleksandar Mladenovic, exhibition essay for Dream City, Dreams, 2015
2014
“Work of Body” Peter Giffen, Catalyst, Fall 2014
“There Is No Time in Heather Huston’s Shift” Erin Doblanko, In the Middle Distance, Web, May 30 2014
2013
Image, The HAND Magazine, Vol 2, Fall 2013
“Ten Questions/Heather Huston” Fresh Bread, Web, March 15 2013
Maybe How to Remember a House” Kristofer Kelly, exhibition essay for The Imagined Past, Stride 2013
2012 “A Review of Hearts of the New West: The 2012 Calgary Biennial” Portage Press, Web, Dec 7 2012
2011
“Faculty Profile: Heather Huston” ACAD Viewbook, 2011
Image in “Magic, Pamphleteering and Play at Trois-Rivieres” Printmaking Today, Vol 20 No2, Summer 2011
2006
“Huston’s Spare, Sterile Prints Inspired by Home” Edmonton Journal, March 12, 2006
“Art Almost – Grad Plays in Shadows of Model Homes” Vue Weekly, March 16 2006

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