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ARTIST BIO

Portland, Oregon
Born 1959, Springfield, Ohio

Photo courtesy of Jake ShiveryHeidi Kirkpatrick is a fine art photographer and educator based in Portland, Oregon.

Throughout Kirkpatrick's career her work has explored the female figure, family narratives and contemporary issues of being a woman. Heidi's intent is to create works of art that are approachable in form and content, are interactive, yet fragile. Kirkpatrick applies film positives onto objects such as vintage children's blocks, books, mahjong tiles, ashtrays, and tins, creating unique photo objects that take on a new life.

Kirkpatrick has exhibited widely over the last fifteen years and her work is held in numerous private and public collections including The Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; The Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas; Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; OHSU Corporate Collection, Portland, Oregon. Heidi was also selected for the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 and was awarded the solo show award in 2012. Heidi's work was also selected for LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards Top 50 in 2014.

Kirkpatrick is represented by G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington; Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts; Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, and the Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, Florida.

 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Handmade and Heartfelt, Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, FL
 
2014 Lost and Found, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Lost and Found, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
 
2013 Lost and Found, Critical Mass Solo Show Award, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO
  Under Glass, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
  Object, Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
 
2011 Discoveries, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
 
2009 Gray Area, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
  Stories, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
  Retrospective, LightBox Gallery, Astoria, OR
 
2008 Sum of the Parts, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
 
2007 Gray Area, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
  Lost and Found, Chambers Gallery, Portland, OR
  Souvenirs, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
 
2005 Botanical Photograms, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR
 
2004 A Kiss, Standard Arts Window, Curated by Eva Lake, Portland, OR
  Girlie-Women as Objects, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR
  Women, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
 
2003 From My Window Seat, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
 
2002 New Street Photography, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR
 
2000 Modern Goddess, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2016 Altered Narratives, City Gallery, Charleston, SC
Subject to Change, Candela Gallery, Richmond, VA
Comforts of Home, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
 
2015 Critical Mass Top 50 Exhibition, curated by Becky Senf, GuatePhoto Festival 2015, Antigua, Guatemala
  Diffusion Exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
  Depth of Field: RfotoFolio Group Exhibition, Art Intersection, Gilbert, Arizona
  Five Alchemists: Contemporary Photographers Explore 19th-Century Techniques, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
 
2014 Currents 2014, juried by Roy Flukinger, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
  LensCulture Emerging Talent 2014, Valid Foto Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
  2014 Shanghai International Photography Festival, Shanghai, China
  INFOCUS, Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  Image: Constructed::Constructed Image, Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  Well Read: Visual Explorations of the Book, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
  Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA and Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
 
2013 Unconventional Photography, curated by Yan Li and Blue Mitchell, 2013 Lishui International Photographic Culture Festival, Lishui, China
  Under the Wings of Artemis: The Crossroads of Scholarship and Art, Curated by Lauren Dudley, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL
  Historical Processes/Contemporary Visions, Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, FL
  OFF THE PLAIN: Contemporary Northwest Photography, Curated by TJ Norris, Place, Portland, OR
  Blue Sky's Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, juried selection, Portland, OR
  New Directions 2013: Beautiful My Desire, juried by Ann Jastrab, wall space gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
  Box Squared, juried by Kim Aram of BLINK, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
 
2012 Homage to Elles, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Odd Works, juried by Russell Lord, New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, New Orleans, LA
  New Southern Photography, Recent Acquisitions, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
  Center Forward 2012, juried by Hamidah Glasgow and Ann Jastrab, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO and Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
  Summer Group Exhibition Extravaganza, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
  Push, Educator's Exhibition, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Undressing Room, Froelick Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Portland, OR
  UnBound, Candela Gallery Invitational Exhibition, Richmond, VA
  Blue Sky's Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, juried selection 2012, Portland, OR
  Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50, curated by Darius Himes, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA, Newspace Photo Center, Portland, OR and RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA
  Precious Things, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  New Directions 2012, Crossing Territories/Arte Factum, juried by Debra Klomp Ching, Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA and Seattle, WA
 
2011 Small Works, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Welcome to My World: Artists Take on the Globe, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
  40th Anniversary Exhibition, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
  Assemblage, curated by Leo Michelson, Annie Meyer Artwork Gallery, Portland, OR
  20th Anniversary Exhibit, Part II: Painting, Drawing + 3D, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
 
2010 Photo Alchemy, National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Alternative Process Photography by Laura Moya of Photolucida, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
  Two of a Kind, Curated by Leo Michelson, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
  Blow Up, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Carnival, curated by Chris Bennett, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
  Blue Sky's Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, juried selection, Portland, OR
 
2009 Contemporary Pluralism, Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
  Expanded Narrative: The Photographic Image in Mixed Media Constructions, curated by Marjorie Hirsch, Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA
  Photo+Book, National Juried Exhibition of Self-Published, On-Demand Photo Books, juried by Christopher Rauschenberg, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
 
2008 Tieton: Off the Page, Book Arts Exhibition, Tieton, WA
  Resurrection, A New Look at Old Photographic Processes, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
  Secrets and Lies, National Juried Exhibition of Artists Books, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
 
2007 Photo+Construct, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
 
2006 Bestiary, Froelick Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Portland, OR
 
2005 First Person, Froelick Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Portland, OR
  Gallery Artists, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR
  PCNW Permanent Collection, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
  The Curated Collection, Trimet Interstate MAX, Public Art Project, Portland, OR
 
2003 Factories and Toys, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
  Pacific Northwest Photography NOW, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA
  Celebrating Women in the Arts Northwest Women Photographers, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
2016 Heidi Kirkpatrick: The States Project: Oregon, Lenscratch, by Aline Smithson, Jan 25 - http://lenscratch.com/2016/01/heidi-kirkpatrick-the-states-project-oregon/
 
2015 Diffusion Annual, The Matter of Light, Editor's Invitational, p40
 
2014 Vignettes, Heidi Kirkpatrick: Lost and Found, Preview Guide to Galleries and Museums, November, p69
  Julie Blackmon and Heidi Kirkpatrick at G. Gibson Gallery, DON'T TAKE PICTURES, October 29
  The Heidi Kirkpatrick Interview, LENSCRATCH, by Aline Smithson, January 15
 
2013 Heidi Kirkpatrick: Lost and Found, Exhibition catalog published by Hamidah Glasgow, HP MagCloud 70pgs
  Art Focus, Interview with Eva Lake, KBOO 90.7 FM, Portland, OR
  Heidi Kirkpatrick, Stories, The Oregonian, Visual Arts Section (image) March 29, p27
 
2012 Heidi Kirkpatrick: Lost and Found, Exhibition catalog published by Hamidah Glasgow, HP MagCloud 70pgs
  Art Focus, Interview with Eva Lake, KBOO 90.7 FM, Portland, OR
  Heidi Kirkpatrick, Stories, The Oregonian, Visual Arts Section (image) March 29, p27
 
2011 In Focus- Heidi Kirkpatrick, underexposed, by Susan Burnstine, December 19
  American Connection, Black and White Photography Magazine, October Issue #129, p22
  Critic's Pick, Griffin Museum of Photography, June 23
  Seeing Outside the Box, Digital Silver Imaging, June 7
  Lots of Talent at Photolucida 2011, Blurberati Blog, April 20
 
2010 Heidi Kirkpatrick, NINE by TEN, by Allison Clark, November 16, 2010
 
2009 Willamette Week Pick, Gray Area, Willamette Week, by Richard Speer, cover spine and p64
 
2008 Picturesque, The Oregonian, by D.K. Row, May, pC2
  D.K.'s Hot Sheet, The Oregonian, May, p39
 
2007 Lost and Found: New Photo-based Works, Preview the Gallery Guide, November, p76
  Shows of Note, The Oregonian, by D.K. Row, October 5, p41
  Focus on Photography, Davis Publications, by Herman Joyner and Kathleen Monahan, p12, p144 and p206
 
2005 Destination Portland (Image), The Oregonian, by D.K. Row, September 30, p13
 
2004 Girlie and the Cost of Beauty, The Oregonian, by Harvest Henderson, May 28, p25
  First Thursday Impressions, Willamette Week, by Richard Speer, May 12, p59
  Women in Collage and Photography, Dayton City Paper, by Jud Yalkut, March, p13
  Drumstick and DFW to LGA 6/96 (Image), SHOTS Magazine, March, p37 and p40
  The Complexities of Womanhood, Dayton Daily News, by Ron Rollins, February 22, p3
  Photo Finish, Springfield News and Sun, by Andrew McGinn, February 19, p1
 
2003 Art Star, Interview with Eva Lake, KPSU 1450 AM, Portland, OR
  Seattle Weekly Pick, Seattle Weekly, by David Stoesz, March 5
 
2002 A Midsummer Night's View, The Oregonian, by D.K. Row, August 1, p1
  Radar, The Oregonian, by Stan Hall, Arts Week, August 4, p9
 
2000 Picks, The Oregonian, by D.K. Row, Portland, OR, June 1
  Body Images, The Oregonian, by D.K. Row, February 19, Visual Arts
 
1998 Heidi's Got a Holga, Anodyne Magazine, by Linda Knittel, October, p12 and p13
 
1997 Picture This, Willamette Week, by D.K. Row, Portland OR, January, Visual Arts
 
AWARDS
 
2014 LensCulture Emerging Talents Top 50
  Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50
 
2013 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50
 
2012 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 Solo Show Award, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO
  Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50
 
2011 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50
 
2010 Photography Book Now, International Juried Print on Demand Book competition, Blurb Books, Lost and Found, Honorable Mention, Portfolio Category
 
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
 
2016 Visiting artist, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
  Region at Large Juror for Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Portland, OR
 
2015 Artist Talk, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
 
2013 Region at Large Juror for Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Portland, OR
  Invitational speaker for the Portland Photographer's Forum, Portland, OR
 
2012 Lost and Found: Invitational speaker for the Brown Bag Lunch Talks, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
  Invitational Special Collection Artist for Cascade Aids Project Art Auction, Portland, OR
 
2011-
Present
Portland Art Museum Photography Council Secretary of the Board, Portland, OR
 
2010-
Present
Portland Art Museum Photography Council Member, Portland, OR
 
2010 Northwest Territory: Women in Photography, SPE Northwest Conference Panel Discussion, moderated by Julia Dolan, Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum, Presented by Photolucida at Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
 
2009-2011 Visiting Artist, Clark College, Photo II, Vancouver, WA
 
1996-2004 Visiting Artist, St. Mary's Academy, Visual Communication Through Photography, Portland, OR
 
1996-1999 Visiting Artist, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Pinhole and Toy Camera Class, Portland, OR
 
1993-1997 Curator, Silver Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR
  Darkroom Assistant to John Barna, Head of Photography Department, Portland State University, OR
 
COLLECTIONS
 
  Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburg, PA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
OHSU Corporate Collection, Portland, OR
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Indie Photobook Library, Washington DC
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 
2004-
Present
Photography Instructor, Northwest Academy, Portland, OR
 
1997-2000 Head of Photographic Education, Safelight Darkroom, Portland, OR
 
1995-1997 Teachers Assistant to Richard Kraft, Basic Photography, Portland State University, Portland, OR
 
GALLERY REPRESENTATION
 
  G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, WA
Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, FL
Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria