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HEATHER KAI SMITH
heatherkai.smith@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2017 Masters of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, Major: Drawing, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary AB, Canada

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017

Leaning out of Windows: Art and Physics Collaborations through Aesthetic Transformations, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC, Canada (group, curated by Randy Lee Cutler and Ingrid Koenig, upcoming)

The Show, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC, Canada (group)

Thesis Exhibition, Drawing as Practice: The Past as Potential, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC, Canada (group)

2016

XXV, Access Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada (group, by invitation)

Cream, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary AB, Canada (group, curated by Ginger Carlson and Nate McLeod)

The Land of Here and Now: Shared Studio Retrospective, Fed Galleries, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, USA (group, curated by Mary Rothlisberger and Eliza Fernand)

WITHINSIGHT, Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver BC, Canada (group)

2015

Sought After, Jarvis Hall Fine Art, Calgary, AB, Canada (group)

Quickdraw Animation Society’s 30th Anniversary, Untitled Arts Society, Calgary, AB, Canada, (group, curated by Laura Leif)

2014

Carte Blanche, DNA Artspace, London, ON, Canada, (group, curated by Thea Yabut)

Visual Arts Component, Sled Island Music and Arts Festival, Avalanche Institute of Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB, Canada (group, curated by Jodie Rose)

New Works by Heather Kai Smith and Corri-Lynn Tetz, Jarvis Hall Fine Art, Calgary, AB, Canada (two-person show)

BYOB IV: Bring Your Own Beamer, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB, Canada (group, curated by Justin Waddell)

2013

Garage Montage, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary AB, Canada (group, curated by Kayleigh Hall)

2012

Little Ways Out, Institut fur Alles Moglisches, Berlin, Germany (solo)

Collective Mine, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, Calgary, AB, Canada (solo)

539 Days, Haight Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada (group)

2011

Resist the Urge to Drift, Pith Gallery, Calgary, AB, Canada (solo)

La Famiglia: All Together, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, CAOS Society, Calgary AB (group)

2010

NO TIME, Haight Gallery, Calgary AB (group)

GHOST HOLE II: Haunted Art House, The White House Studio Project, Toronto, ON (group, curated)

ZINE*FAIR, KUNSTHALLE Wien, Vienna, Austria (group, curated by Catherine Hug)

SCREENING HISTORY

2017      A Woman Comes in to the Room, The Drawing Center, online gallery, New York NY, USA

2016     A Woman Comes in to the Room, Film Studies Association of Canada Conference, Good Luck Bar, Calgary AB, Canada

A Woman Comes in to the Room, Gallery of Alberta Media Artists, Arts  Commons, Calgary AB, Canada

Dude, That’s Insane: A Tribute to Chris Reimer, Melbourne International Animation Festival, Melbourne, Australia (collaborative film)

2015     K23, Femme Wave Arts and Music Festival, Good Luck Bar, Calgary, AB, Canada (collaborative film with Kiarra Albina)

A Woman Comes in to the Room, Quickdraw Animation Society’s 30th Anniversary, Untitled Arts Society, Calgary, AB, Canada

A Woman Comes in to the Room, 10th Annual Athens Animfest, Athens, Greece

A Woman Comes in to the Room, La Vidéothèque Nomade, 68 Septante, Brussels, Belgium

2013     K23, Total Excess, Animation Lockdown, Quickdraw Animation Society, Globe Theatre, Calgary, AB, Canada (collaborative film with Kiarra Albina)

             Sugar Mountain, Bike-In Cinema, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary, AB, Canada (collaborative film with Kiarra Albina)

COLLABORATIVE PROJECT PRESENTATIONS
2013
However You Do It… Consider The Stars, Nocturne Festival, Halifax, NS, Canada (with Sophie Farewell Collective, curated by Eleanor King)

However You Do It… Consider The Stars, Flux Night, Atlanta, GA, USA (with Sophie Farewell Collective, curated by Helena Rickett)

However You Do It… Consider The Stars, Lumiere Festival, Sydney, NS, Canada (with Sophie Farewell Collective, curated by Laura Schneider)

Sophie Farewell presents…, Videofag, Toronto ON, Canada (with Sophie Farewell Collective, curated by Jordan Tannahill)

However You Do It… Consider The Stars, Art in the Open Festival, presented by Confederation Art Centre, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada (with Sophie Farewell Collective, curated by Pan Wendt)

However You Do It… Consider The Stars, Calgary International Children’s Festival, Calgary, AB, Canada (with Sophie Farewell Collective, curated)

2012
However You Do It… Consider the Stars, Nuit Blanche Calgary, Calgary AB, Canada (with Sophie Farewell Collective, curated by Wayne Baerwaldt)

2010
With Nothing You Starve, With A Little You Survive, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary AB (group, collaboration with Bree Zorel, curated by Wayne Baerwaldt)
Contemporary Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum of Calgary, Calgary AB (collaboration with Bree Zorel)

RESIDENCIES/WORKSHOPS
2015
Calgary Allied Arts Foundation Studio Residency, Calgary AB, Canada
Shared Space Studio Residency, Pentwater, MI, USA
2014
Cabin-Time 6, Santa, ID, USA
Animating Under the Camera with Leslie Supnet, LIFT Toronto, Toronto ON, Canada
2013
Starry Night Residency, Starry Night Retreat, Truth or Consequences, NM, USA
2012
International Artist-in-Residence Program, Kunstlerhauser Worpswede, Worpswede, Germany
Buro for Bestimmte Dinge, Institut fur Alles Moglisches, Berlin, Germany
2011
LEDGE Gallery Residency, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary AB

ARTIST TALKS
2016
Crisis in the City: Feminist Space, Crisis in the City seminar, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC, Canada

2015
Great Women Animators, Uptown Cinema, presented by Quickdraw Animation Society, Calgary, AB, Canada

Taking, Sharing and the Delusion of Stability: Panel Discussion, Theatre Grand, presented by Sled Island and EMMEDIA, Calgary, AB, Canada

Shared Space Studio Resident Artist Talk, Pentwater, MI, USA

2013
Independent Spaces: Panel Discussion, Garage Montage, Art Gallery of Calgary, AB, Canada

2012
Nuit Blanche Calgary presentation, with Sophie Farewell Collective, Stanford Perrot Lecture Theatre, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, AB, Canada

2011
Art + Design Now Lecture Series, with Bree Zorel, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, AB, Canada

2009
Making it Contemporary Lecture Series, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, AB, Canada

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS + AWARDS
2016
Emily Carr University of Art and Design Research and Travel Award

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canadian Graduate Scholarship

2015
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Individual Projects Grant, Training and Career Development

James Lee Foundation Scholarship, First Place Award

University Women’s Club Entrance Scholarship, Emily Carr University of Art and Design

2014
Calgary Arts Development, Artist Opportunity Grant

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Individual Projects Grant, Film and Video Production

2013
National Film Board/Quickdraw Animation Production Scholarship

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Individual Projects Grant, Visual Arts, Production

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Cultural Relations Grant (with Sophie Farewell Collective)

2008
Alberta College of Art & Design Student’s Association Fall Bursary

2007
Royal Bank of Canada Undergraduate Scholarship for Innovation, Silver Award

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2016
Instructor, 300-level Drawing: The Human Figure, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC (Instructor of record)

Teaching Assistant, with Sunshine Frere, Summer Institute for Teens, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC (Core Skills, 16-18 years old)

Teaching Assistant, with Beth Howe, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC (Visual Arts Studio Thematic: Art and Text, 300-level)

2015
Teaching Assistant, with Nick Conbere, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC (Drawing 300-level)

Instructor, Drawing for Animation, Quickdraw Animation Society, Calgary AB
Workshop Facilitator, Esker Foundation for the Arts, Calgary AB

2014
Workshop Facilitator, Alberta Printmakers’ Society, Calgary AB
Printmaking Instructor, Telus Spark! Calgary Science Centre, Calgary AB

Instructor, Great Women Animators, Quickdraw Animation Society, Calgary AB

ARTS RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
2017
Studio Assistant, for Kim Dorland, Vancouver BC

2016-17
Research Assistant, Leaning Out of Windows – Art and Physics Collaborations through Aesthetic Transformations, with Randy Lee Cutler and Ingrid Koenig, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC

2016
Research Assistant, The Trust Project, with Justin Langlois, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver BC

2014-15
Programming Committee, Quickdraw Animation Society, Calgary AB

2013
Submission Jury, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, Calgary AB

2010-12
Board Member (Vice-President), TRUCK Contemporary Art, Calgary AB
Chair of Engagement Committee, previous Secretary, and Programming

2012
Coordinator, Sled Island Picture Books: Zines, Art and Ephemera Fair, Calgary AB

ARTICLES + REVIEWS
2016
Cumming, Jesse. (2016, October 12). Making space (Episode 5). Everyday We’re Hustling. Podcast retrieved from https://everydaywerehustling.com/.

Berardini, Adi. “Heather Kai Smith: Interview”. WOO Publication. Spring 2016.

2015
Katz, Sharon. “Great Women Animators Project.” Animation World Network. Oct 8 2015.

King, Darryl. “A New Project Celebrates Women Animation Artists.” Cartoon Brew. Apr 16 2015.

Schwartz, Rafi. “Explore the Contributions of Women to the Animation Industry…”. GOOD Magazine. Apr 17 2015.

2014
Williamson, Andrea. “Great Women Animators at Quickdraw Animation Society.” Akimbo Online. Aug 05 2014.

2013
McCrea, Kristen. “Artist Interview: Heather Kai Smith.” Papirmasse Online. Nov 30 2013.

2012
Espetveidt, Amy Jo. “Fear Not the Fine Print.” Calgary Is Awesome Online. Jun 20 2012.

2011
Tousley, Nancy. “Calgary Report: An Artist Run Alberta.” Canadian Art Online. Mar 3 2011.

2010
Tousley, Nancy. “Contemporary art’s open house: moving day for local artists’ neighborhood ‘museum'”. Calgary Herald. Aug 14 2010.

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