About

INFLUENCED BY NATURE. . .  ILLUMINATED BY  FLORA & FAUNA OF OCEANS & FORESTS

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BIO

Kate Brooks-Heinimann received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC, in May, 2016, and previously completed her Certificate of Visual Arts at the Vancouver Island School of Art in Victoria, BC. She was awarded a scholarship to Parks Canada’s Art in the Park Artist Residency in August, 2016, and awarded a scholarship to the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts Mentored Studio Residency in July, 2017.  Kate's work has been exhibited throughout British Columbia and Alberta, and she has completed multiple artwork commissions within Canada and the United States. 

Kate lives and creates on Lekwungen Territory in Victoria, British Columbia. Her work is influenced by the nature-filled mystical landscapes of the Pacific Northwest Coast and its inhabitants. When not in her studio, Kate spends her time sketching in nature, tending to her plant-filled house and garden, and practicing yoga.

 

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EDUCATION

2016 // BFA (Visual Arts), Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC
2013 // Certificate of Visual Arts, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, BC
 

EXHIBITIONS

2019 // 2019 // Fjällräven, Pop Up Art Show for Swedish Midsummer, Victoria, BC
2018 // Donation Exhibition, Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia, Victoria, BC
2017 // Art in the Park Exhibition, Kelowna Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, BC
2017 // Art in the Park Exhibition, Peachland Art Gallery, Peachland, BC
2017 // Art in the Park Exhibition, The Port Moody Arts Centre, Port Moody, BC
2017 // Art in the Park Exhibition, The Akokiniskway Gallery, Rosebud, AB
2016 // Art in the Park Exhibition, Revelstoke Art Gallery, Revelstoke, BC
2016 // Culprit Community Event, Culprit Coffee, Vancouver, BC
2016 // The New Salon Show, The Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
2015 // The Media Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
2013 // Slide Room Gallery, Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria, BC

COMMISSIONED WORK

2019 // Private Commission, Creature Illustration, watercolour on paper, Victoria, BC
2019 // Private Commission, Creature Illustration, watercolour on paper, Victoria, BC
2019 // Private Commission, Creature Illustration, watercolour on paper, Victoria, BC
2018 // Business Commissions, Chalkboard Illustrations, chalkboard paint on chalkboards, Ashtanga Yoga, Victoria, BC
2018 // Private Commission, Creature Illustration, watercolour on paper, Vancouver, BC
2018 // Business Commission, Hatha Hikes, digital Illustration, Portland, OR
2016 // Business Commission Trade, Illustration, pen and ink on paper, Sunday Feel Jewelry Co., Winnipeg, MB
2016 // Business Commissions, Head in Hole Boards, acrylic paint on wood, Vines Art Festival, Vancouver, BC
2016 // Business Commission, Poster Illustration, watercolour and ink on paper, Vines Art Festival, Vancouver, BC
2016 // Colouring Book Illustration (8 x 11 in.), ink on paper, Island BluePrint Co. Ltd., Victoria, BC
2016 // Auction Painting (70cm x 65cm),  acrylic on canvas, The Woods Studio Auction, Vancouver, BC
2015 // Business Commissions, Pelvic Girdle, Shoulder and Neck Complex, Anatomical Drawings, pencil crayon on paper, Mark Finch and Associates, Vancouver, BC

RESIDENCIES / SCHOLARSHIPS / AWARDS

2017 // Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Mentored Studio Residency with Susan Low-Beer, Metchosin, BC
2016 // Art in the Park Residency by Parks Canada and the Revelstoke Art Gallery, Glacier National Park, Revelstoke, BC
2016 // Full scholarship,  Art in the Park Residency, Provided by Parks Canada and Revelstoke Art Gallery, Glacier National Park, Revelstoke, BC                                      2016 // Nomination for the BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition, Vancouver, BC

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT / INVOLVEMENT

2019 // Fjällräven, Botanical Drawing Workshop, Victoria, BC
2018 // Illustration Donation, Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia, Victoria, BC
2018 // Online Auction, Tiny House Warriors Auction for Action
2016 // Paint Performance, Earth Day Eve: Party for the Planet, The Woods Studio, Vancouver, BC