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COLLEEN HESLIN
Born: Toronto, 1976

colleenheslin@gmail.com

Represented by Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

EDUCATION
2014 Concordia University, Montreal Quebec, MFA
2003
Emily Carr University, Vancouver BC, BFA

RELATED WORK
2014 Part-time, professor of painting in studio arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

SELECTED SOLO and TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 SOMATIC TRADITIONS, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2016 NEEDLES AND PINS, McMichael Collection, Kleinburg, Canada
2016 NEEDLES AND PINS, The Esker Foundation, Calgary, Canada
2015 TREADING BUOYLINES, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2015 WALKING AND FALLING... with Vanessa Brown, ESP, Toronto ON
2014 OUTCASTS AND SHADY TREES, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2014  BALLADS FROM THE NORTH SEA, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, Canada
2014 Jen Aitken & Colleen Heslin, Battat Contemporary, Montreal, Canada
2013  Avant que je ne change d'avis, with Les Ramsay, RATS Collective, Vevey, Switzerland
2013 SLOW DOWN / GET LOST, with Les Ramsay, Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin Germany
2011 COUNTERFEIT TRADITIONS, with Les Ramsay, Bruno Arts Bank Vault Gallery, Bruno, Saskatchewan
2011 PICNIC AT BLUEFISH CAVES, Black & Yellow Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2010 I SEE WATER, LES Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 AMBIVALENT PLEASURES, Vancouver Special Triennial, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC
2016 CONTEMPORARY VISIONS VI, Beers London, London UK
2015 GARDEN AVENUE, curated by Jennifer Carvalho, Toronto ON
2014 SOCIAL CIRCLE(S),Unit/Pitt, Vancouver B
2014 HUMOR RISK, Kathleen Cullen Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2014 SOFTNENING THE CORNERS, Birch Contemporary, Toronto Ontario
2014 TOWER, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 IGNITION, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
2013 MYTHOLOGIES, Laroche/Joncas, Montreal Quebec
2013  I.O.U.(SINCERELY,K.MIDAS) curated by Kalli Niedoba, Unit/Pitt Projects, Vancouver BC
2012 DE-ACCESIONED, curated by Soi Fischer, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto Ontario
2011 WALK IN/HERE YOU ARE part 3, curated by Cate Rimmer, City of Vancouver Public Art project, Vancouver BC
2010 BEFORE AND AFTER, curated by Sophie Brodovitch, Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver BC
2010 NO SEX NO LIFE, cuated by Soi Fischer, Vancouver BC
2009 TAKE YOUR TIME, panel discussion and catalogue, SFU Gallery, Burnaby BC
2008
COUNTRY HORSE AND WAGON, Pentiction Art Gallery, Pentiction BC
2007 TOO MANY WORDS, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver BC
2006 DEFINING SPACES, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby BC

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2014 MORTEM POST LOCUM, John Burgess, Monte Clark Container
2011 THE WRITING ON THE WALL, A 22 week text-based public art project including 31 artists, March 1 - August 1
2011  A GOOD DAY FOR HORSE RACES, East Van Studio’s, Vancouver BC
2006  DON’T STOP BELIEVING, Antisocial Gallery, Vancouver BC
2006  PLACED AND FOUND, Access Gallery, Vancouver BC
1999-Present The Crying Room an independent art space for emerging artists founder, director and curator

RESIDENCIES
2016 Wagon Station Encampment, Andrea Zittel, Joshua Tree, Califoria, USA
2014 The Sointula Art Shed, Malcolm Island, BC
2013 Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin Germany
2013 Rats Collectif, Vevey, Switzerland
2011 BRUNO ARTS BANK, Bruno, Saskatchewan, Canada

TALKS AND PANELS
2016 BUSH 50 YEARS LATER, with Marc Mayer and Sarah Stanners, McMichael, Kleinburg ON
2016 ECHOS OF AN INFLUENCE, with Naomi Potter, Sara Angel and Corrie Jackson, Toronto ON
2016 Exhibition talk and workshop for Needles and Pins at the Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB
2015 Treading Buoylines talk in conversation with Neil Campell at the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014  Softening the Corners, exhibition panel talk, Birch Contemporary, Toronto ON
2014 MATERIALITY and PAINTING, panel talk, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC
2011  Bruno Arts Bank Vault Gallery artist talk on the exhibition COUNTERFEIT TRADITIONS, August 27, Bruno, Saskatchewan
2009  Panel talk with Ben Reeves, Rebecca Brewer and Ron den Daas, TAKE YOUR TIME, Vancouver BC

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
The Globe and Mail, McMichael Canadian Art Collection bets big on past for 50th anniversary, by James Adams, Friday August 12, 2016
Bordercrossing,“Stitching in Time; The Artful Life of Colleen Heslin”, by Lee Henderson, Volume 34, Number 2, Issue No. 134, p.64-69, Summer 2015
Canadian Art, Hard Edges Cushioned at Softening the Corners, exibition review by Leah Sandals
Group exhibition curated by Corrie Jackson, Birch Contemporary, Toronto Ontario, August 14, 2014

Georgia Straight, “Colleen Heslin displays immense confidence with Outcasts and Shady Trees”, solo review by Robin Laurence, June 17, 2014, Vancouver BC
Mkos,Ballads from the North Sea, Colleen Heslin”, Review by Joseph Henry, Montréal, June 10, 2014
Canadian Art,Can Painting Be Reinvented, Online exhibition review by Britt Gallpen, posted April 21, 2014
Canadian Art: “Painting Issue: Hot Jobs”, p.78-79, Winter 2014
Akimbo,“Colleen Heslin & Jen Aitken at Battat Contemporary”, Review by Susanna Wesley, Feb 25, 2014
Blouin Artinfo,“Interview: Colleen Heslin”, by Sky Goodden, 03/10, 2013
Artforum Magazine, “De-Accessioned”, Cooper Cole exhibition review by Steven Kado, January 2013  
Pyramid Power, “SLEEPWALKING”, 4 page painting spread, issue 07 spring/summer, Vancouver BC, 2010
Room Magazine, “Tender Loving Care” issue 32.3, cover and 5 images, Vancouver BC
Capricious Magazine,“The Animal Issue”, issue 8, Spring 2008, New York, NY USA
Purpose Magazine, “The Childhood Issue” Webmag Photographic, issue 8, Autumn 2008, Paris, France

COLLECTIONS
Vancouver Art Gallery (Can)
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa Ontario (Can)
Musee d’art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal Quebec (Can)
Claridge Collection, Montreal, Quebec (Can)
TD Collection (Can)
RBC Collection (Can)
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver British Columbia (Can)
The City of Vancouver, Vancouver BC (Can)