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Heather M. Cline

Heather Cline lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan. Growing up in the Saskatoon community of Sutherland, she witnessed a small town being consumed by a city. This limbo between prairie past and prairie present continues to inform her multi-media practice. Since completing her MFA at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001, Cline has worked in painting and mixed media, exploring narratives around place and personal history. Over the past 10 years she has been involved in a series of residency programs and public engagement across Canada. Her activities have included setting up a ‘Story Collection’ office from an inner city store-front in Oshawa, Ontario and riding along on combines in rural Manitoba. Cline is fascinated by how personal history intersects with human geography; currently this involves merging collage soundscapes with lush intricate paintings of everyday places. She has participated in multiple group exhibitions, with solo exhibitions at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, ON), the Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon), and regional exhibition centers throughout Saskatchewan. She has also conducted workshops and lectures on a variety of topics throughout North America. Cline’s work can be found in many public and private collections, including the Colart Collection, the Mendel Art Gallery and the Saskatchewan Legislature Building.

Cline has a keen interest in community engagement and art education. In 2006 she was the writer, host and co-producer of a regional Saskatchewan television series, ‘Art from the Start.’ She also wrote and hosted the television series 'Art Inclined', examining artists and history, which aired on SCN and Treasure HD in 2007 and 2008. In 2014 Cline received the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Arts Award: Arts & Learning for her work as the Artist Manager of an innovative distance learning ‘Artist in the School’ program, a partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Learning, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and multiple Saskatchewan School Divisions. She has also taken part in a series of community-based art projects and exhibitions, including a residency at the Saskatchewan Legislature Building as part of the 100th Anniversary celebrations in 2012. Currently, Cline is an instructor at the University of Regina.

website: heathercline.ca

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION:

2001   Master of Fine Arts (Studio Art) University of Saskatchewan
1993   Bachelor of Fine Arts: Honours Distinction, Distinguished Exhibition University of Saskatchewan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2016 Urban Forest, The Gallery/Art Placement Inc, Saskatoon, SK
2012 The Office of Identity Collection, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON
2011 Robincam, Mysteria Gallery, Regina, SK
2010 Populating Veduta-Contemporary Cityscapes, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK
2010 Heather M. Cline-Studies for Veduta, Mysteria Gallery, Regina,SK
2008 Progress: Heather M. Cline, Mysteria Gallery, Regina, SK
2005 Art from the Start, Recent Work: Heather M. Cline, The Gallery/Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon, SK
2004 Art for Traveler’s: Fictive Geography, Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre, Regina Beach, SK
The Prince Albert Centre for Visual and Performing Arts. Prince Albert, SK
2000-2002 Heather M. Cline: A-Z,MendelArtGallery,Saskatoon,SK Touring: Dunlop Gallery, Regina,SK.; Barr Colony Heritage and Cultural Centre, Lloydminster, SK.; Yorkton Art Centre, Yorkton, SK.; Moose Jaw Art Museum, Moose Jaw, SK.; Biggar Museum and Art Gallery, Biggar, SK.; Allie Griffin Art Gallery,Weyburn, SK.; Estevan National Exhibition Centre, Estevan, SK
2001 Departure Points: MFA Exhibition, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
1998 Oh What a Tasty Dish, Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, SK
1993 Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016 Naturescapes, Three-person Exhibition, The Gallery/Art Placement Inc, Saskatoon, SK
2008 House and Home, Four-person Exhibition, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, SK
2005-2007 Artists in Place, Three-person regional touring exhibition, 22 venues throughout Saskatchewan
2006 Summer Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2005 Chasing Amnesia, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK
2004 An Intuitive Approach, Art Placement, Saskatoon, SK
2002 Inspired by the Valley, St. Michael’s Retreat Center, Lumsden, SK

EXHIBITIONS – SPECIAL PROJECTS:

2013 Inside/Outside Fan Painting and audio project. Series of interviews with CFL fans for Grey Cup
window installation, Regina, SK

2012 Saskatchewan Legislative Building-100th Anniversary Artist in Residence Legacy Project, Regina,
SK Two week Artist in Residence project at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. Interactive program
on Saskatchewan Symbols, participants included 14 school groups and members of the general public.
Project details http://100sasksymbols.blogspot.ca/

2011 The Office of Identity Collection, Oshawa. A one-week residency and installation project in the
downtown core of Oshawa ON. Performance collaboration with artist Michelle Sereda. Collected
stories using written documentation, video interview and digital imaging. Oshawa, ON

2011 Home Made – A collaborative art project.Two, one-week residency projects, an interactive
installation including story collection, digital imaging and audio recordings on instant display at the
sites.

2009 ‘The Office of Identity Collection’ an installation by Heather Cline and performance collaboration
with artist Michelle Sereda. Cline collected stories through written documentation, video interview and a
performance program for school children.The project culminated in a panoramic HD video shoot of the
Cathedral Neighborhood in Regina,SK capturing portraits of the project participants on one of the main
streets in the area.

AWARDS AND GRANTS:

2009 Creative Independent Artists Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board Visual Arts
2004 Dimensions- Saskatchewan Arts Board Innovation in Craft Award Saskatchewan Craft Council
2001 Emma Lake Artists’ Workshop Bursary University of Saskatchewan
2002-2004 Graduate Scholarship, Full Funding: Master’s Thesis University of Saskatchewan
1999 Visual Arts: Creative C Grant Saskatchewan Arts Board
1998 Visual Arts: C Grant Canada Council of the Arts
1995 Visual Arts: Creative C Grant Saskatchewan Arts Board

COLLECTIONS:

Government of Saskatchewan: Commission for the 100th Anniversary of the Legislature Building
Colart Collection
City of Regina
Saskatchewan Arts Board
University of Saskatchewan
Mendel Art Gallery
SaskPower
Various Private Collections

PUBLICATIONS:

CBC Interview 100SaskSymbols, www.cbc.ca/afternoonedition/episode/2012/10/31/100-sask-symbols-project/
Galleries West Preview: Heather Cline Populating Veduta: Contemporary Cityscapes, Aug 31, 2010
Exhibition Catalog, Art Gallery of Regina, Heather Cline Populating Veduta: Contemporary Cityscapes, Fall 2010
Grain Magazine, Artist Feature, Winter 2001
The Leader Post, Regina SK: At the Galleries, Life in Railway Towns, Jan 27, 2001
The Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, SK: Arts Feature, Train images focus of exhibit Sep 22, 2001
Arts Feature - Always a Story at Heart of Complex Creations Sep 30, 2000

 

 


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