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Heidi Bergstrom's education includes a Master of Political Science (2018) from the University of Victoria, BC, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours (1990) from York University, Ontario where she majored in studio arts and art history.  Heidi also studied visual arts full-time at the Toronto School of Art (1984-86), and in 2000 achieved a Diploma in New Media (Internet Site Design, 3D Animation, and Multimedia Production).  Heidi’s fine art practice and exhibitions includes work in painting, printmaking, video and photography multimedia installations.  Heidi’s artistic background also includes dance (classical ballet at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Professional Program with Goh Ballet in Vancouver, BC).

 

Heidi has over twenty years of professional experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors in diverse production and management roles such as Creative Services Manager for Corus Entertainment (training producers in television advertising production), Marketing at Campbell’s Soup corporation, and as Curator/Director with the Durham Art Gallery in Ontario.    Heidi is currently a Director at the Government of British Columbia in the Ministry of  Citizens' Services.

 

Education

2018 Master of Political Science, University of Victoria,Victoria, BC

2018  Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Intensive Mentorship with Harold Klunder

1999-2000 Computer Master Institute of New Media and Internet Technology , Diploma

Specialization in Internet Site Design, Digital Animation, Multimedia Production, Victoria, BC

1986-1990 York University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours; Specialization in Visual Arts, Downsview, ON

1984-1986 Toronto School of Art, Fine Arts Studio (F/T), Toronto, ON

1977-2007 Training in Classical Ballet, Character, Modern & Jazz, RAD; Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, MB;

Goh Ballet, Professional Program, Vancouver, BC; Back Stage Dance Co., Vancouver, BC

Lynda Raino Dance & Victoria School of Contemporary Dance, Victoria, BC

 

Exhibitions

2018 "Darkness into Light", Xchanges Artists Coop, Group Exhibition, Victoria, BC

2018 "Art Passage", small works, Xchanges Artists Coop, Group Exhibition, Victoria, BC

2017 Group exhibition, Ministry of Citizens' Services, Victoria, BC

2017 Group exhibition, Ministry of Attorney General, Victoria, BC

2016 “Surveillance”, “Visual Records: Exploring Narrative in Art”, Xchanges Artists Coop, Group Exhibition, Victoria, BC

2015 “Reverie”, Metchosin Community Association, Solo Exhibition, Photography, Victoria, BC

2014 “The Human Condition”, Xchanges Artists Coop, Group Exhibition, Victoria, BC

2008 “The Art of the Book” International Multimedia Exhibit, Curator, Victoria, BC

2007 “The Art of the Book” International Multimedia Exhibit, Curator, Victoria, BC

2007 “Under the Inuence” selected paintings, The Body Celeb, Out of the Box Productions, Victoria, BC

2006 Victoria Arts Connection, “Between the Lines” Solo Exhibition, Paintings/ Installation, Victoria, BC

2006 Xchanges Gallery, “Between the Lines” Solo Exhibition, Paintings/ Installation, Victoria, BC

2005 Xchanges Gallery, “The ReCreation Room” Group Show, Outdoor Toy Installation, Victoria, BC

2005 The Ministry of Casual Living, “H3 Realty, Homeless Homes for the Homeless” Installation, Victoria, BC

2005 Victoria Arts Connection, Group Show “Artists and their Children Collaboration” , Victoria, BC

2005 Stinking Fish Studio Tour and Exhibition, Metchosin, BC

2001 Xchanges Gallery, Cross Grain Photography Exhibition, Group Show, Victoria, BC

1997 Durham Art Gallery, “The LabourArt Project” Durham, ON

1998 Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, “The LabourArt Project” , Owen Sound, ON

1998 Hamilton Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, “The LabourArt Project”, Hamilton, ON

1998 Canadian Auto Workers Family and Education Ctr, “The LabourArt Project”, Port Elgin, ON

1995 Canadian Auto Workers Family and Education Ctr, Recent Work, Port Elgin, ON

1993 Among Friends Studio/Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Paintings, Queen Charlotte City, BC

1992 Among Friends Studio/Gallery, "Night Society of Artists" Group Show, Prints Queen Charlotte City, BC

1990 IDA Gallery, York University, "Lucid Waking" Photography Installation, Toronto, ON

1989 Samuel Beckett Theatre, York University, "Coded Zones" Installation, Toronto, ON

1989 Samuel J. Zacks Gallery, York University, "Coded Zones" Paintings, Toronto, ON

1987 Free Times Cafe, Group show, silkscreen prints, Toronto, ON,

1987 Pauline McGibbon Cultural Centre, group show, prints, Toronto, ON

1987 Mississauga Public Library, group show, paintings and prints, Mississauga, ON

 

Awards

2000 Sooke Film Festival, "Best Integrated New Media Work" The LabourArt Project, Web Site & Short Film, Sooke, BC

1997 Best black & white photograph, Durham Art Gallery Open Juried Exhibition, Durham, ON

1990 Binney & Smith ("Liquitex") National Achievement Award for Painting

1982 Emily Carr College of Art and Design, workshop scholarship, Vancouver, BC

 

Juries

1997 Ontario Arts Council, Special Projects, Juror, Toronto, ON

1997 Tom Thompson Memorial Gallery, Exhibition Juror, Owen Sound, ON

1996 Sir Sam Steele Public Art Gallery, Exhibition Juror, Orillia, ON

1995 Town of Walkerton, Annual Exhibition, Juror, Walkerton, ON

 

Teaching

2000 Computer Master, Flash Animation, Victoria BC

1996-97 Internet & Basic Computer Knowledge Workshop Leader, (Level I, II) Durham, ON

1996 Dance Instructor, The Other Arts Centre, ballet Durham, ON

1993-94 Dance Instructor, ballet, jazz, performance , Queen Charlotte City, BC

1985-86 High Relief Printing instructor, In-Service program for Secondary School Teachers, York University, ON

1983-84 Dance Instructor, Olga Evranoff School of Dance, ballet, Toronto, ON

1982 Dance Specialist, Camp Wahanowin, ballet, jazz, choreography, Orillia, ON

 

Professional Experiences

2007-Present, Province of British Columbia, Director, Citizens’ Services, Victoria, BC

2006-07 Etraffic Solutions Inc., Project Manager (Contract), Victoria, BC

2000-05 Corus Custom Networks, Creative Services Manager (Television), Victoria, BC

1998-99 Campbell's Soup Co. Ltd., Pepperidge Farm, Marketing & Admin Coordinator, Toronto, ON

1996-98 Durham Art Gallery, Curator/Director, Durham, ON

1998 Image Business, Client Services, Marketing and Promotions Project Manager (Contract), Durham, ON

1995 Georgian College Labour Studies Dept. & Grey Bruce Labour Council, Labour & Art

Project Researcher, Owen Sound, ON, (Contract)

1990-91 Toronto School of Art, Executive Director, Toronto, ON

1988-90 Arts Stu, Non-Prot Artist Services Inc., Founder/Manager, York University, Downsview, ON

1984-86 Northern Spirit Gallery, Partner, King City, ON

 

Volunteer

 

1999-2018 Xchanges Gallery and Studios, various supports

2005-09 Victoria Arts Connection Multidiscipline Society, Curator, Victoria, BC

2007-09 Pacific Festival of the Book, Founder, & Project Manager, Victoria, BC

1995-99 Arts Stu Non-Prot Artist Services Inc. York University, President, Downsview, ON

1996 The Other Arts Centre, Committee Member, Durham, ON

1996 Durham Art Gallery, Director, Durham, ON

1995 Edgehill Country Waldorf School, Director, Durham, ON

1992-94 Queen Charlotte Islands Arts Council, Director/Treasurer, Queen Charlotte, BC

1989-90 Undergraduate Committee, Fine Arts, York University, Downsview, ON

 

Memberships

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

Canadian Political Science Association

Xchanges Gallery and Studios

 

Travel

France, Italy, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Turkey, UK, Greece, Canada and USA, Cuba, Mexico, Iceland

 

 

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