Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Artist Feature #16: Alex Heilbron

Alex Heilbron is an artist living and working in Vancouver. She graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting in 2009. Though primarily a painter, she also works in other mediums. Her bright, playful work is influenced by Modernist painters, cartoons and trash heaps. Since graduating she has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally, including shows in Germany, France, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 2011 Alex completed a Post-Baccalaureate program at the Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art in France and opened up the 824 Hawks Avenue Rowhouse Gallery with photographer Kurtis Wilson in Vancouver. She was recently included in the first annual Strathcona Artist Survey and self-published a catalogue of drawings called Drawings for Paintings.