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HEATHER KOMUS

EDUCATION

2009 – University of Manitoba School of Art, BFA (First Class Honours, Drawing) Winnipeg, Manitoba

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 – Gorge and Grow, Semai Gallery (Winnipeg)
2009 – Regeneration, Gallery of Student Art (Winnipeg)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 – Dry Media: An Herbarium Exhibition, Video Pool (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
2015 – Attitudes in Latitudes: Northern Wild Explores the Tropics, Art Centre South Florida – Project 924, (Miami Beach, Florida)
2014 – Frost-bitten Mosquito-slapping Trolley-tippers: Contemporary Art from Manitoba, General Fine Craft, Art and Design (Almonte, Ontario)
2014 – The Power of 30, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (Winnipeg)
2014 – Human Anatomy, SCIN Gallery (London, England)
2014 – Life and Limb, Orillia Museum of Art and History (Orillia, Ontario)
2014 – Visions in Blindness, C Space (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
2013 – Just a Needle and Thread, Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
2012 – World of Threads Festival, Common Thread International, Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre (Oakville, Ontario)
2012 – Manitoba Society of Artists Juried Show, Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg)
2011 – Guided Journey, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (Winning)
2011 – Skin, RAW: Gallery of Architecture and Design (Winnipeg)
2011 – Hovercraft, Portage and District Arts Centre, Ace Art Inc., Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba (Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg, Brandon)
2010 – Stone Age, St. Norbert Art Centre (Winnipeg)
2009 – It Is What You Make it – Compact for Convenience, Cre8ery (Winnipeg)
2009 – Mystery Meat, Ace Art Inc. (Winnipeg)
2009 – School of Art Annual Thesis Show, Gallery One One One (Winnipeg)
2009 – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Gallery of Student Art (Winnipeg)
2007 – Hello My Name Is…, Outworks Gallery (Winnipeg)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016 – Biology as a New Art Medium: A workshop with Marta De Menezes, Video Pool, Winnipeg
2015 – Neuroscience-Craft Collaboration (Manitoba Craft Council and the Society for Neuroscience)
2014 – Gros Morne National Park Artist in Residence (Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland)
2013 to 2015 – Studio Magazine Regional Representative
2013 – Zones of Inhibition Workshop with Niki Sperou, Video Pool (Winnipeg)
2013 – White Rabbit Residency (Upper Economy, Nova Scotia)
2011 to 2012 – Volunteer in diorama workshop at the Manitoba Museum (Winnipeg)
2011 – Deep Bay Artist in Residence (Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba)
2010 to 2011 – Mentored in MAWA Mentorship Program, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (Winnipeg)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

• Art Loft 351, WPBT2 South Florida PBS, 4 November 2015. http://artloft.cloudaccess.net/art-loft-351-attitudes-in-latitudes-flotilla.html
• Bradbury, Gail. “Heather Komus – Artist in Residence.” Creative Gros Morne. October 21, 2014. http://www.creativegrosmorne.com/2014/10/21/heather-komus-artist-in-residence-2/
• Rudman, Dawne. “World of Threads Festival, Weekly Fibre Artist Interview.” World of Threads Festival. 2 September 2012. http://www.worldofthreadsfestival.com/artist_interviews/076_heather_komus_12.html
• Moore, Sandee. “The Art of Craft.” Uptown. 18 August 2011. http://www.uptownmag.com/arts/art-burn/The-art-of-craft-127960113.html
• Reeves, Kerri-Lynn and Western, Jenny. Hovercraft (exhibition catalogue), Manitoba Craft Council, 2011.
• Abramson, Stacey. “Beyond Boundaries: Manitoba Artists Embrace a Fresh Approach.” Studio Magazine. 15 April 2011.
• Abramson, Stacey. “In the Studio.” Winnipeg Free Press. 12 March 2011. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/detour/In-the-Studio–Heather-Komus.html
• Moore, Sandee. “Tiny Spaces, Big Visual Payoff.” Uptown. 20 January 2011. http://www.uptownmag.com/arts/mobile/Tiny-spaces-big-visual-payoff-114229869.html
• Tracey Koga, Interview, Shaw TV, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 18 January 2011.
• Catherine Van Reenen. “Insects and Pig Intestines.” The Uniter. 13 January 2011. http://uniter.ca/view/5637/
• Preprost, Matt. “New exhibit explores world beneath our feet.” The Metro. 5 January 2011.
• Derek Brueckner and Aleem Khan, Interview, CKUW Radio, Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 9, 2010. http://eatyourartsandvegetables.blogspot.com/2010/12/dec-9-guests-heather-komus-artist-at.html

AWARDS

• 2015 – Winnipeg Arts Council Professional Development Grant
• 2015 – Manitoba Arts Council Travel/Professional Development Grant
• 2011 – Winnipeg Arts Council B Grant
• 2010 – Manitoba Arts Council C Grant