heidi maddess bfa, mfa 


EDUCATION

 

2009 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA USA
Masters of Fine Arts Degree with Honours
2000 Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (ECIAD), Vancouver BC
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
2000 Okanagan University College, Kelowna BC
Liberal Arts Academic Electives
2000 ECIAD, Vancouver BC
Visual Arts Major – Diploma of Fine Arts
1999 Edinburgh College of Art and Design, Edinburgh SCOTLAND
Selected for Exchange

 

AWARDS

 

1997 Anne Eyford Memorial Scholarship
1996 Anne Eyford Memorial Scholarship
1996 Topham Brown Memorial Scholarship
1996 Vernon District Scholarship – Category of Art
1996 Vernon Secondary Alumni Scholarship

 

COLLECTIONS

Public collections - the Embassy of Canada in Iceland and the City of Salmon Arm
Private collections - throughout Canada, USA, Iceland, Japan, Switzerland, Scotland and France
 

UPCOMING SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2009 Vernissage MFA Thesis Exhibition. Fort Mason, San Francisco CA USA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2009 Synchronicity. Queen Elizabeth Theater Mezzanine Gallery, Vancouver BC
2007 Memories Persist. Gallery Fourteen, New Westminster BC
2006 Icelandic Whispers. Kootenay Art Gallery, Castlegar BC
2006 Fate Must Find Someone to Speak Through. Summerland Art Gallery, Summerland BC
2006 The Experience Is Most Truthful. Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC
2006 Wisdom is Welcome, Wherever it Comes From. SAGA Public Art Gallery, Salmon Arm BC
2005 Fire & Ice. Maple Ridge Art Gallery. Maple Ridge BC
2004 Icelandic Inspirations. Columbia Street Studio Gallery, Vancouver BC
2004 For All That Was Given. Delgan Gallery, Akureyri ICELAND
2003 Icelandic Whispers. SIM Gallery, Reykjavik ICELAND
2003 New Works, Vertigo Gallery. Vernon BC
2003 Reflections of Japan. Armstrong Public Art Gallery, Armstrong BC
2003 Internal Comforts. Rapunzels, Vernon BC
2002 Internal Comforts. Rapunzels, Vernon BC
2001 Recent Inspirations. The Verve, Vernon BC
2001 Ingest & Digest. Bean Scene, Vernon BC
1999 Landscapes of the Interior. ECIAD Student Services, Vancouver BC
1999 Memoirs of a Tree Planter. Connections, Vernon BC
1999 Memoirs of a Tree Planter. Vernon Art Gallery – Outreach, Vernon BC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2008 Dualities. Swell Gallery, San Francisco CA USA
2008 S P A C E S. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco CA USA
2008 The Texture of Space. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco CA USA
2007 Often I shoot myself. Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco CA USA
2007 Rituals. Swell Gallery, San Francisco CA USA
2007 Semblance. Swell Gallery, San Francisco CA USA
2007 Chow Fun. Swell Gallery, San Francisco CA USA
2007 Connecting With Intimate Scapes. Place des Arts Gallery, Vancouver BC
2006 Fall Forward. North Okanagan Artists Alternative, Vernon BC
2006 Reflections on human habitation. Swell Gallery, San Francisco CA USA
2004 Members Show. Vertigo Gallery, Vernon BC
2004 Postcard. Columbia Street Studio, Vancouver BC
2003 Defining Abstraction. Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC
2003 Red. North Okanagan Artists Alternative, Vernon BC
2002 V Day – Until the Violence Stops. Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC
2002 V Day – Until the Violence Stops. Performing Arts Centre, Vernon BC
2002 Blue. North Okanagan Artists Alternative, Vernon BC
2002 Three. North Okanagan Artists Alternative, Vernon BC
2002 North Okanagan Open Juried Show. Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC
2002 DIVA Collective. The Art Ark, Kelowna BC
2001 Small Matters. Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC
2001 Art Market. North Okanagan Artists Alternative, Vernon BC
2001 Domestic Pageantry. North Okanagan Artists Alternative, Vernon BC
2000 Starving Artist Show. Independent, Vernon BC
2000 Exotic-Erotic. Headbones Gallery, Vernon BC
2000 North Okanagan Open Juried Show. Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC
2000 ECIAD BFA Graduation Exhibition. ECIAD, Vancouver BC
1999 Xchange. ECIAD Concourse Gallery, Vancouver BC
1999 Painting + Drawing Exhibition. Edinburgh College of Art & Design, Edinburgh SCOTLAND
1999 North Okanagan Open Juried Show. Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC
1998 Collections International. St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design RUSSIA
1998 North Okanagan Open Juried Show. Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC
1998 What is Print? ECIAD Concourse Gallery, Vancouver BC
1997 North Okanagan Open Juried Show. Vernon Art Gallery, Vernon BC
1997 First Year Exhibition. ECIAD Concourse Gallery, Vancouver BC
1997 Beyond Borders Juried Exhibition. Western Washington University, Bellingham WA USA
1996 District Scholarship Exhibition. Kalamalka High School, Vernon BC

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2004 Gil Society Akureyri Artist Residency, Akureyri, ICELAND
2003 SIM artist Residency, Reykjavik, ICELAND

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Art Education and life after”, CEC Network Turkey Magazine Publication, January 1, 2009
“Winter-show has Fire & Ice”, NewsTrove.com, January 9, 2005 “Fire & Ice”, The Fraser Valley Guide, January 5, 2005
“Coming to the Maple Ridge Art Gallery in January...” The Bugal, December 29, 2004
“Iceland through an artist's eyes”, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News, December 22, 2004
“Christmas comes to the gallery”, The Vernon Morning Star, December 6, 2001
“Driven to Abstraction”, The Vernon Sun Review, October 28, 2000
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2008 Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA
Drawing (Senior level – Random Order + Chance)
Selected as the teaching assistant for visiting instructor Brad Brown (Senior Drawing – Play, Random order + Chance) Researched pertinent artists with visual slide presentation, disseminated scheduling and project information, and co-facilitated intensive critiques. This senior level undergraduate drawing course consisted of one fourth year undergraduate and six graduate students from various disciplines of new-genre, photography, painting and drawing.
2007 Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA
Drawing (Senior level – Narrative Drawing)
As Teaching Assistant for Caitlin Mitchell-Dayton I engaged with students daily to discuss their conceptual framework and their visual articulations through project driven drawing. This senior level Narrative Drawing course was within undergraduate studies with three graduate students registered. When the instructor was absent I facilitated critiques, which included both undergraduate and graduate students.
2002-03 Assistant English Teacher – Kaizu Senior High School, Japan
English – Oral communication (instructor of record)
Teaching High School English (ESL) in Japan required overcoming many communication barriers. Presentations for the classroom and school assemblies were necessary. While teaching I assessed students’ abilities, researched, devised and implemented educational lesson plans, which resulted in high student interest for learning English.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

2009 BC Council of International Education, Vancouver BC
Workshop: Engaging the Millenials
2008 Kwantlen Park Secondary, Surrey BC
Workshop: Careers in the Arts and Fine Arts Education
2008 Whatcom Museum of History of Art, Bellingham WA USA
Workshop: Careers in the Arts and Fine Arts Education
2007 Lord Byng Health, Career + Planning Conference, Vancouver BC
Workshop: Careers in the Arts and Fine Arts Education
2007 Bellevue College Admissions Night, Bellevue WA USA
Workshop: Advising the Visual and Performing Artist Pathway to Education

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND ACTIVITIES

 

2008 Selected member of CIS Council for Higher Education Canada committee
2008 Selected leader of sub committee for CIS-CHEC update to communication material
2008 Selected adjudication member for the One World Scholarship for study in BC, Irving K Barber-BC Scholarship Society + Victoria Foundation
2008 Selected sub committee member for CIS-CHEC scholarship adjudication
2008 WES International Credential Evaluation workshop, Vancouver BC
2008 Effective Leadership – Emily Carr University
2007 Supervisory Skills The Basics, Simon Fraser University
2007 Supervisory Skills Recruitment and Selection of Staff, SFU
2006 WES International Credential Evaluation Workshop, San Francisco US

 

TECHNICAL ABILITIES

 

Print media Digital scanning, out-print/print ready document preparation
Software Adobe Creative Suite; Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Power Point, Excel, Word, Colleague and PeopleSoft student data collection on Apple MAC and PC

 

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

 

North/South America USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama, Columbia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Port of Spain, Dominican Republic, Venezuela
Europe Scotland, Ireland, England, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Turkey
Asia Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia