Heather Passmore

Curriculum Vitae

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Curriculum Vitae


2003-2004 MFA, Visual Art, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

1997-2000 BFA, Visual Art, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

1996-1997 School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada



2018  (upcoming) White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario, Canada

2017  Enlightenment, Harcourt House, Edmonton, Canada

2014  Enlightenment, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, Canada

2012  Gatekeepers, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada

2011  Form Letters, Populus Tremula, Akureyri, Iceland

2011   Form Letters, The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2009  Heather Passmore, Babel Art Space, Trondheim, Norway

2009  Mis-Takes: Disappearing Drawings, Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, Canada

2008  Mis-Takes, Struts Gallery, Sackville, Canada

2007  Linoleums, Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River, Canada

2006  Bikini Project, Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada

2006  Bikini Project, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada

2003  In the Kitschy, Maple Ridge Art Gallery, Maple Ridge, Canada

2001  In the Kitschy, The Odd Gallery, Dawson City, Canada



2012  Reflexive Animals (with Carrie Walker) SFU Gallery, Burnaby, Canada

2010  Stories From a Flickering Plain, (with Janet Wang) Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courteney

2009   Bearing the Broken Utopian Promise, (with Roja Aslani) A Space Gallery, Toronto

2007  Remakes and Readymades: A Collective Hit, (with Sarah Massecar) Khyber Institute of Contemporary Arts, Halifax

2005  Banlieusard, (with Jamie Hilder) Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada



2018  (upcoming) 9th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal

2017  Arbutus Gallery (with art/mamas), Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC

2017  SHEILA: Women, Art and Production (with art/mamas), Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2014  Art Toronto: The Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada

2014  On Stage: Recent Acquisitions, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2012-2013  Things’ Matter, Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2012  Lademoen Art Nomads, Babel Art Space, Trondheim, Norway

2012  Never-Dying Worm, AHVA Library Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, Canada

2011  BY ITS COVER, Artcite, Windsor, Canada

2011  Monomania, Trench Contemporary Art, Vancouver, Canada

2011  Contemporary Histories: Intersecting Pasts and Futures, AHVA Library Gallery, Canada

2010  Carry On…, 24 hr exhibition curated by Matthew Higgs, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada

2010  Socioplastics: Mad is Mad, Lapieza Junk Art, Madrid, Spain

2010-13     FAX, touring exhibition curated by João Ribas, co-organized by The Drawing Center (New York, NY) and Independent Curators International (ICI)

2009  Take Your Time, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Canada

2009  The Cast of Shadows, Access Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2009  Flux, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, Canada

2008  Gifted, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, Canada

2008  Slideluck coCAshow, coCA Centre on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA

2008  Donkey Skin, Modern Fuel, Kingston, Canada

2005-2006 Classified Materials: Accumulations, Archives, Artists, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

2004  Lucky 13, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver, Canada

2004  Tickle Your Catastrophe, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada



2017-2019 (upcoming) Art Wrap Program Artist Roster, City of Richmond, Canada

2017  (upcoming) ‘Revolting Daughters’ Artist Designed Bike Racks Public Art Project, Port Moody, Canada

2017  ‘Portal’ City of Nanaimo Temporary Outdoor Art (2017-2018), Nanaimo, Canada

2012  ‘Salmon are Sacred’ Lademoen Art Nomads, Lademoen Park, Trondheim, Norway

2012  ‘Form Letters’ AKA Gallery Billboard, Saskatoon, Canada

2011  ‘Knitting Mural’ VeggVerk, City of Akureyri, Ring Road, Iceland

2010  ‘Sergeant Pepper’ Amnesty International Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada

2008  ‘Sergeant Pepper’ Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

2008  ‘Disappearing Drawings’ Burnaby Art Gallery Art in the Libraries Program, Burnaby Public Library, Canada

2005  ‘Student Bodies and the APEC Affair’ SUBcultures Mural Project, Alma Mater Society, permanent display, UBC, Canada

2003  Carnegie Centre Centennial Celebration Piece, Vancouver Public Library, Canada

1998  Arts Undergraduate Society Buchanen Mural Competition, University of British Columbia



2016  Project Assistance for Visual Artists Grant, British Columbia Arts Council

2012  Project Assistance for Visual Artists Grant, British Columbia Arts Council

2009  Assistance to Visual Artists: Project Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

2009  Project Assistance for Visual Arts Grant, BC Arts Council

2008  Professional Development: Travel Assistance Visual Arts Grant, BC Arts Council

2007  Project Assistance for Visual Arts Grant, BC Arts Council

2006  Visual Arts Development Award, Contemporary Art Gallery of Vancouver, Canada

2004  University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2003  University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2003  MFA Prize (Andrew MacIntosh Memorial Book Prize in Fine Arts) UBC, Canada

2002  Ripple Effect Press Anthology Cover Art Competition, First prize, Vancouver, Canada

2000  Helen Pitt Award for Fine Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2000  Florence Muriel Smeltzer Scholarship for Demonstrated Ability in Painting, UBC

1999  Undergraduate Scholar Program Scholarship, UBC, Vancouver, Canada

1999  Summer Scholarship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

1997  Sunshine Coast Bursary for Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada



2015  Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2013  Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2013  Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada

2011  Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2011  Amnesty International Vancouver/Don Wright, Canada

2009  Artist File and Bibliography at ARTEXTE, Montreal, Quebec Canada

2008  SFU Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

2007  Orivesi College of Arts (Oriveden Opisto), Orivesi, Finland

2005  UBC Alma Mater Society Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Canada

1998  Printmaking Permanent Collection, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada



Roy, Marina. Enlightenment, Catalogue. Malaspina Printmakers, 2014.

Manhal, Klara. Things’ Matter, Catalogue. Or Gallery, 2012.

Formo, Per, Margrete Abelsen, Lademoen Art Nomads, Catalogue. LKV/Babel Gallery, 2012.

Andreyev, Julie, Peter Culley, Bill Jeffries, Reflexive Animals, Catalogue. SFU Gallery, 2012.

Rennie, Garth. “On ‘BY ITS COVER…’ ” Artcite’s Critical Writing Group. Nov 2011.

Schwartz, Michael et al. The Cheaper Show, Catalogue. 2011.

Todd, Jeremy. Form Letters, Catalogue. The New Gallery, 2011.

The Western Front: Front Magazine, Artwork. Volume XXII, Number 1, March-April 2011, 6.

Nichol, Todd. Vancouver Review, Cover, Centrefold and Article. Fall 2010, 20-21, 31.

Jeffries, Bill, Vanessa Sorenson. Take Your Time, Catalogue. SFU Gallery, 2010.

Siddiqui, Khadija. Bearing the Broken Utopian Promise, Catalogue. A Space Gallery, 2009.

Birch, Jesse et al. The Cast of Shadows; Parallel Guidebook #3, Catalogue. Access Gallery, 2009.

Article; Art and the Imaginative Promise, Artwork. Issue #2, 2007.

Linoleums, Catalogue. Campbell River Art Gallery, 2009.

Anglin, Emmy. Donkey Skin – Haq, Passmore, Rousseau, Turnbull, Catalogue. Modern Fuel Gallery, 2008.

Lacayo, Jessie. The Bikini Project, Catalogue. Gallery 101, 2006.

Heather Passmore -Bikini Project, Catalogue. Richmond Art Gallery, 2006.

Selcer, Anne. Banlieusard, Catalogue. Library and Archives Canada Publication, Artspeak, 2005.

RIPE Magazine, Artwork. Summer 2005, 28-29.

Caryl, Jessie. Tickle Your Catastrophe, Catalogue. Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, 2004.

Passmore, Heather. Post Script 11, Exhibition Review. Artspeak, 2003.

Passmore, Heather. I Fall to Pieces, Catalogue Essay. Helen Pitt Gallery, 2003.

All Wound Up: Alternative Writing from BC, Cover Artwork. Ripple Effect Press, 2002.

Szewczyk, Monika, Misa Nikolic, J. Todd. Frank, Catalogue. UBC Design Arts Gallery, 2000.



2014  Collaboration Residency, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, Canada

2011  Gestavinnustofa Gilfélagsins á Akureyri (Akureyri Artists Studio) Iceland

2009  Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (Lademoen Artist Studios), Trondheim, Norway

2007  Oriveden Opisto (Orivesi College of Art) Orivesi, Finland

2000  Resident Artist/Mentor, Elphinstone Secondary School, Gibsons, Canada



2017  Panel Discussion at Fazakas Gallery with art/mamas, Vancouver, Canada

2014  Artist Talk. Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

2013  Artist Talk. Langara Speakers Series, Langara College, Vancouver, Canada

2012  Panel Discussion at AKA Gallery, with Mendel Gallery and U of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

2011  Artist Talk and Podcast. The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada

2010  Artist Talk. Visiting Artist Speaker Series, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies UBC Okanagan

2008  Artist Talk. Mount Allison University, Sackville, Canada

2007  Visiting Artist. Emily Carr Institute/North Island College, Fall Lecture Series, Courtenay

2007  Artist Talk. Orivesi Art College, (Oriveden Opisto), Orivesi, Finland

2006  Artist Talk. Gallery 101, Ottawa, Canada



2016-ongoing  art/mamas collective, founding member, Vancouver, Canada

2016   City of Richmond Public Art Panelist Pool

2009   Hired to sessional pool of Kwantlen University College Fine Arts Dept., Surrey, Canada

2007   Visual arts instructor. Orivesi Art College (Oriveden Opisto), Orivesi, Finland

2006   Hired as a sessional instructor for Introductory Studio Art VISA 183, UBC

2005   Guest lecture for Advanced Painting and Drawing VISA 481, UBC

2003   Guest lecture. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2001-4   Private drawing instructor. Hired by D. Neave, Art History Faculty, Capilano University



2017  Blind Date: Sealed Bid Art Auction, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, Canada

2014  Here to There. Access Gallery Art Auction, Vancouver, Canada

2013  So Good it Hurts. Access Gallery Annual Auction fundraiser, Vancouver, Canada

2012  The Sweetest Little Thing. Struts Gallery, Sackville, Canada

2011  The Cheaper Show No. 10, Vancouver, Canada

2009  The Sweetest Little Thing. Struts Gallery, Sackville, Canada

2008  The Cheaper Show No. 8, Vancouver, Canada

2006  Mirror Mirror; Self Portraits Auction and Exhibition, Richmond Art Gallery, Canada

2006  Western Front 33rd Anniversary Art Auction. The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada



‘Must-Sees This Week’ March 9 to 15, 2017, Canadian Art Online. posted Mar 9, 2017

Turner, Michael. “Things’ Matter Sets…” Canadian Art Online. posted Jan 3, Winter 2013.

Rubin, Carole. “Extreme and Unconventional Times Two” Coast Reporter. Nov 30 2012, 59.

Reynolds, Christopher. “Vancouver Art Gallery Adds…” Vancouver Sun. Nov 9 2012, D2

Christiansen, Per. “Politisk Veggkunst” Adresseavisen. Sept 1 2012, Kultur 8-9.

Christiansen, Per. “Kunstnomader På Plass” Adresseavisen. Aug 25 2012, Kultur 8-9.

Televized Interview. “Gatekeepers” CTV. Saskatoon, SK. May 4 2012.

Fung, Amy. “Never-Dying Worm, AHVA Library Gallery” Post Pacific Post.com. Jan 11 2012.

Griffin, Kevin. “City’s Avant-Garde Past on Show…” Vancouver Sun. Jun 25 2011,E11.

Griffin, Kevin. “The Cheaper Show: Top-Drawer…” Vancouver Sun. Jun 23 2011, D16-17.

“Heather Passmore: Rejection, Revised” Canadian Art Online. Spring 2011.

Fung, Amy. “Heather Passmore, Form Letters” Galleries West. Vol 10, No. 1, Spring 2011, 74.

Johnson, Mia. “Heather Passmore: Form Letters” Preview. April/May 2011, 46.

“SFU Gallery Features Mattress Masterpieces” The Georgia Straight. Oct 29-Nov 5, 2009, 58.

“The Art of Chilling Out” Burnaby Now. Nov 4, 2009.

“Preview-Toronto. Rosla Aslani/Heather Passmore” Canadian Art. Vol. 26, No. 2. 2009, 29.

Dault, Gary Michael. “Roja Aslani and Heather Passmore…” The Globe and Mail. June 27,2009.

Skoglund, Unni. “Tre år med Babel-Kunst” Adresseavisen. April 14, 2009.

“Mis-Takes Explores the Politics of Taste, Art” Burnaby Now. Nov. 1, 2008, A17.

DeGrass, Jan. “Passmore Captures Pepper Spraying…” The Coast Reporter. July 19, 2008.

Nagel, Tekla. “(Un)covering Gender Roles” The Journal, Queen’s University. Jan. 25, 2008.

“Pick of the Week” New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. Jan. 19, 2008.

“Vancouver Artist to Install Exhibition Entitled Mis-takes” Sackville Tribune Post. Jan. 16, 2008.

“Mis-takes on Display” Amherst Daily News. Jan 14, 2008.

Live Televized Interview. “The Bikini Project” Rogers Television 22. Ottawa, May 18, 2006.

Laszo, Krisztina. “Classified Materials…” AABC Newsletter. Vol. 16, No. 1. Winter 2006.

Hoekstra, Matthew. “The Bikini Project” The Richmond Review. Mar. 16, 2006, 1, 16.

Bui, Mai. “Living Histories: Public Art Paints the SUB” The Ubyssey. Jan. 10, 2006, 4-5.

Peck, Aaron. “Archive This…” Doppelganger Magazine. Issue 3, Jan 2006.

Kwan, Vanessa. “Classified Materials” The Georgia Straight. Oct. 20, 2005.

Davidson, Dan. “Yukoner Challenges the Ideas of Art” Whitehorse Star. Nov. 21, 2001, 18.

Berger, Palma. “In the Kitschy” Klondike Sun. Nov. 23, 2001.

Televized Interview. “Second Thoughts” Coast Cable T.V. Sept. 2000.