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, 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
SELECTED TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2012 Reflexive Animals (with Carrie Walker) Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
2010 Stories From a Flickering Plain, (with Janet Wang) Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courteney, Canada
2009 Bearing the Broken Utopian Promise, (with Roja Aslani) A Space Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2007 Remakes and Readymades: A Collective Hit, (with Sarah Massecar) Khyber Institute of Contemporary Arts, Halifax, Canada
2005 Banlieusard, (with Jamie Hilder) Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 (upcoming) Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courteney, Canada
2018 (upcoming) 9th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal
2017 Quality Time, Arbutus Gallery (with art/mamas), Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, Canada
2017 SHEILA: Women, Art and Production (with art/mamas), Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2014 Art Toronto: The Toronto International Art Fair, Wil Aballe Art Projects, 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, UBC, Vancouver, 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
— (upcoming) Art Wrap Program Artist Roster, City of Richmond, Canada
— (upcoming) ‘Revolting Daughters’ Artist Designed Bike Racks Public Art Project, Port Moody, Canada (permanent display)
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 (permanent display)
2008 ‘Sergeant Pepper’ Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada (permanent display)
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, UBC, Vancouver, Canada (permanent display)
2003 Carnegie Centre Centennial Celebration Piece, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, Canada
1998 Arts Undergraduate Society Buchanen Mural Competition, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (permanent display)
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, British Columbia Arts Council
2008 Professional Development: Travel Assistance Visual Arts Grant, British Columbia Arts Council
2007 Project Assistance for Visual Arts Grant, British Columbia 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) University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 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, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1999 Undergraduate Scholar Program Scholarship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1999 Summer Scholarship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1997 Sunshine Coast Bursary for Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
OFFICIAL PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
2015 Linoleum Painting, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2013 Mattress Painting#3, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2013 Mattress Painting#2, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
2011 Mattress Painting#1, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2011 Sergeant Pepper, Amnesty International Vancouver, Vancouver, Canada
2008 Sergeant Pepper, SFU Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada
2007 Fjordhorses, Orivesi College of Arts (Oriveden Opisto), Orivesi, Finland
2005 Sergeant Pepper, UBC Alma Mater Society Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1998 Printmaking Permanent Collection, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Roy, Marina. Enlightenment, Catalogue. Malaspina Printmakers, 2014.
Manhal, Klara. Things’ Matter : Kika Thorne, Heather Passmore, Michael Drebert, Jen Weih. Vancouver, BC: Or Gallery, 2012.
Abelsen, Margrete. Lademoen = Art Nomads. Trondheim, Norway: Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder; Trondheim, Norway: Babel, 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.
Le, Anh. Stories from a flickering plain : Heather Passmore, Janet Wang. Courtenay, BC: Comox Valley Art Gallery, 2010.
Nichol, Todd. Vancouver Review, Cover, Centrefold and Article. Fall 2010, 20-21, 31.
Jeffries, Bill and Sorenso, Vanessa. Take Your Time. Burnaby BC: Simon Fraser University Gallery, 2010.
Siddiqui, Khadija. Bearing the Broken Utopia Promise. Toronto, Ont.: A. Space Gallery, 2009.
Birch, Jessie and Zanjonc, Arthur and Taussig, Michael. The Cast of Shadows. Vancouver, BC: Access Gallery, 2009.
Article; Art and the Imaginative Promise, Artwork. Issue #2, 2007.
Passmore, Heather and Au, Elizabeth. Heather Passmore : Linoleums // Eliza Au : Wreath, Wreathe. Campbell River BC: Campbell River Public Art Gallery, 2007.
Anglin, Emmy. Donkey Skin – Haq, Passmore, Rousseau, Turnbull, Catalogue. Modern Fuel Gallery, 2008.
Helm, Carie. Madeline Wood, Vanessa Kwan, Kristina Jaugelis, Jenny Ham : Something About Love // Heather Passmore : Bikini Project. Richmond BC: Richmond Art Gallery, 2006.
Landry, Marie-Claude and Lacayo, Jessie. Yvonne Venegas : The Most Beautiful Brides of Baja California // Heather Passmore : The Bikini Project. Ottawa, Ont.: Galerie 101 Gallery, 2006.
O’Brian, Melanie and Selcer, Anne Lesley. Banlieusard. Vancouver, BC: Artspeak Gallery, 2005.
Selcer, Anne Lesley. Jamie Hilder, Heather Passmore, Anne Lesley Selcer : Banlieusard. Vancouver, BC: Artspeak Gallery, 2005.
RIPE Magazine, Artwork. Summer 2005, 28-29.
Khnsary, Jeff and Steinmann, Kate and O’Brian, Melanie. Tickle Your Catastrophe. Vancouver, BC: Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery University of British Columbia, 2004.
Passmore, Heather. Post Script 11 : Emergency Measures. Vancouver, BC: Artspeak Gallery, 2003.
Todd, Jeremy and Passmore, Heather. Let’s Get Lost. Vancouver BC: Helen Pitt Gallery, 2003.
All Wound Up: Alternative Writing from BC, Cover Artwork. Ripple Effect Press, 2002.
Varney, Ed. Art and Artists of the 20th Century. Vancouver, BC: Avenue for/des Arts, 2001.
Todd, Jeremy and Nikolic, Misa and Szewczyk, Monika. Frank. Vancouver BC: s.n., 2000.
2014 Collaboration Residency, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver, Canada
2011 Gestavinnustofa Gilfélagsins á Akureyri (Akureyri Artists Studio) Iceland (jury selected)
2009 LKV Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder (Lademoen Artist Studios), Trondheim, Norway (jury selected)
2007 Oriveden Opisto (Orivesi College of Art) Orivesi, Finland (jury selected)
2000 Resident Artist/Mentor, Elphinstone Secondary School, Gibsons, Canada
ARTIST TALKS and PANEL DISCUSSIONS
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
2017 City of Richmond Public Art Panelist Pool
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, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2005 Guest lecture for Advanced Painting and Drawing VISA 481, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
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
PRESS, REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS
‘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.