EDUCATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
2017
MASTER OF FINE ARTS
Chelsea College of Arts, University of Arts London, London, U.K
1987
LIFE DRAWING AND SCULPTURE
Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, Ontario
1985                  
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (SPECIALIZED HONOURS / STUDIO)
 University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario    
1985                  
INDEPENDENT STUDY
 Tony Scherman, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018
Epithalamium, Baba Yaga Collective Gallery, Toronto
Matron, Queen West Art Crawl, Toronto
2015
Cuban Missile Crisis, Propeller, Toronto
2014
Anunaki, Galerie 240, Ottawa 
2013
Song to the Siren, Environment Film Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Song to the Siren, Propeller, Toronto (NOW Must See Show)
2012
Song to the Siren, Red Fish Gallery, New York
Nibiru,  Balzacs Gallery, Toronto
2011
Nibiru, Propeller, Toronto  (NOW Must See Show)
2010
Jane Doe, Propeller, Toronto  (NOW Must See Show)
Jane Doe, Kennedy Gallery, North Bay
2009
The Measure of a Little While, Red Fish Gallery, New York
2008
The Land of Nod, Propeller, Toronto
2007
The Perfumed Garden, Propeller, Toronto
Milly, Maggy, Molly and May, Nathalie Rose (RAW), Toronto
Echo, Hag Atelier, Toronto
2006
The Handless Maiden, Propeller, Toronto
2005
Skeletons, Atelier 111 Gallery, Toronto
2004
Monument to the Burning Times, ZYPR Gallery, Toronto
By Rose, By Satiny Bosom, Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery, Toronto
2003
Glass Coffins, Hag Atelier, Toronto
Eros, BdV Gallery, Toronto
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
TD Thor Wealth Management Juried Exhibition, QUEST ART GALLERY, MIDLAND, ONTARIO
2018
Wondrous Ways, Arta Gallery, Toronto
Red Impulse, Propeller Gallery, Toronto
Cabaret for Broken Hearts, Balzac Gallery, Toronto
2017
Ravaged House, Safehouse Gallery, London, UK
Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK
Interim, Triangle Gallery, London, UK
Nasty Women, MAFA Gallery, London, UK (Affiliated with Nasty Women NYC)
#Made at Chelsea, MAFA Gallery, London, UK
2016
Counter Practice, Cookhouse Gallery, London, UK
Salies de Peintre, Le Congres, Salies-de-Bearn, France
2015
Big Top, Wonder Gallery, Toronto
The Super Naughty Show, Wonder Gallery, Toronto
Black and White Ball, Propeller, Toronto
2014
Big Top, Gallery 99, Toronto
Black and White Ball, Propeller, Toronto
2013
Off the Wall, Propeller, Toronto
Block Party, Flying Pony Gallery, Toronto
The Million Dollar Monster Show, 99 Gallery, Toronto
13, Nuit Blanche, Propeller, Toronto
The Super Naughty Show, Wonder Gallery, Toronto
Black and White Ball, Propeller, Toronto
Salon, Propeller, Toronto
2012
Off the Wall, Propeller, Toronto
Four Floors, Balzacs Gallery, Distillery, Toronto
Galaxy 2012, Index Gallery, Toronto
The Amazing Sci Fi Show, Gallery 99, Toronto
The Super Naughty Show, Gallery 99, Toronto
Go Figure, Propeller, Toronto
Doors Open, Distillery District, Toronto
The Million Dollar Monster Show, 99 Gallery, Toronto
Square Foot Show, Twist Gallery, Toronto
Political Acts, Propeller, Toronto
We Care, Toronto Women’s Bookstore, Toronto
Black and White Ball, Propeller, Toronto
Salon, Propeller, Toronto
The Amazing Sci Fi Show, Roncy Street Gallery, Toronto
2011
Christmas Show, Engine Gallery, Distillery, Toronto
Four Floors, Balzacs Gallery, Distillery, Toronto
The Super Naughty Show, Roncy Street Gallery, Toronto
St James Circus, Distillery District, Nuit Blanche, Toronto
Under the Sea, Case Goods Building Distllery, Toronto
15th Anniversary Show, Propeller, Toronto
Black and White Ball, Propeller, Toronto
2010
Bene Corpo Way Station, Distillery District, Toronto (Performance Art Nuit Blanche)
The One I Love the Most, Propeller, Toronto
2009
Christmas Show, Balzacs Gallery, Distillery, Toronto
Square Foot Show, AWOL Gallery, Toronto
Go Figure, Propeller, Toronto
Case Goods Group Show, Case Goods Building Distllery, Toronto
Portrayed, Propeller, Toronto
Bad Acid, Propeller, Toronto
(sub)Missive, Corridor Gallery, University of Leeds, England
Toronto Artist Project, Liberty Grande, Toronto
Salon, Propeller, Toronto
2008
Recession-Proof Festive Season Art Show, Propeller, Toronto
Push/Pull, Octopus Project, Toronto
Salon, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto
2007
Gimme Shelter, Red Fish Gallery, New York
Inside/Out, Case Goods Building Distillery, Toronto
Gallery Artists, Engine Gallery, Toronto
The Hunger Project, Pasqua Amati, Toronto
2 x 2 Show, Propeller, Toronto
11 Members Show, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto
2006
Great Art, Glad Heart, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Artist Open House, Currys Studios, Toronto 
Non Random Happenings, Toronto
2004
Creative Spaces, Artscape, Toronto 
2003
Group Show, Pegasus Studios, Toronto
Collage 2003, Toronto
 
PUBLIC GALLERIES
2013
Song to the Siren, Environment Film Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
2010
Jane Doe, Kennedy Gallery, North Bay
 
CURATED AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2017
Ravaged House, Safehouse Gallery, London,UK
2015
Juror, TOAE Painting Category, Toronto
2011/12/13/14/15
Black and White Ball, Propeller, Toronto
2012
Go Figure, Propeller, Toronto
2007
Eleven, Propeller, Toronto
 
ARTIST TALKS AND PANELS
2018
Panel Member, Visual Art Salon: Charles Hill – Women Artists in Early Twentieth Century
Haliconian Club, Toronto
2015
Cuban Missile Crisis, Haliconian Club, Toronto
Creativity and Inspiration, Don Valley Art Club, Toronto
2014
The History of Encaustic, Don Valley Art Club, Toronto
The History of Encaustic, Art Guild of Scarborough, Toronto
Creativity and Inspiration, McMichael Gallery, Toronto
2013
Song to the Siren, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Song to the Siren, TIFF, Toronto
 
REPRESENTATION
New Blood Gallery, London, UK
Baba Yaga Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Canvas Gallery, Toronto, Canada
 
RESIDENCIES
Convento Artist Residency, Mertola, Portugal, 2014
Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, 2002, 2013, 2016. 2017
 
MEDIA
Bravo BookTV Interview

 
PUBLICATIONS
“In the Studio. Heather Gentleman – MA Fine Art” August 22, 2017
http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/chelsea/2017/08/22/in-the-studio-heather-gentleman-ma-fine-art/?_ga=2.163741695.1997457697.1504523914-1913524626.1478647401
“This Artist Isn’t Starving. Heather Gentleman is Part Painter, Part Entrepreneur”, National Post, October 2015
Sarah Dunn, “Sounding the Sirens”, Local Magazine, April 16th, 2014
Natasha Milijasevic, “Mythmaking: The Movement Needs Muses.”, Alternatives Journal, October 24, 2014
 
ARTICLES
“Black and White Ball IV”, Art Toronto,ca., January 30, 2014
 
SELF PUBLISHED ARTIST BOOKS
Cuban Missile Crisis, 2015
Nibiru, 2011
Jane Doe, 2010
The Perfumed Garden, 2005
The Handless Maiden, 2001
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                
ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN UNIVERSITY
Instructor
DRAWING SKILLS 1, INTERMEDIATE PAINTING : PORTRAITURE, DRAWING VISUALIZATION  
SECOND DOOR STUDIO, Toronto, ON ● 2017 to 2018
Instructor
Developed and taught workshops in Oil Glazing, Oil Painting, Water Soluble Wax Painting, Acrylic Painting and Wax Sculpture / Portfolio Classes for students applying to a University of Arts including development of Personal Statement and Sketchbook / Life Drawing and Anatomy Classes for students in preparation for a Fashion or Fine Arts program at a University of Arts
VOICE INTEGRATIVE SCHOOL, Toronto, ON ● 2015-2016
Instructor
Developed and taught TDSB curriculum Grade 7 and Grade 8 Art
HAG ATELIER, Toronto, ON ● 2003-2016
Gallery /Studio School Owner/Art Instructor
Curated exhibits of local and international artists. Developed and taught classes and workshops for adults and teens in Encaustic, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and Mixed Media
PROPELLER GALLERY, Toronto, ON ● 2006-2016
Selection Committee / Chair and Board Member
Responsible for committee vetting new artists for membership; Responsible with fellow board members with decision making regarding gallery operations; Coordinating Black and White Ball Exhibition;  Hanging Exhibits; Gallery Sitting
C1 ARTSPACE, Toronto, ON ● 2006-2007
Instructor
Developed and taught courses and workshops in Encaustic.             
CURRY’S ART SCHOOL, Toronto, ON ● 2003-2011
Instructor
Developed and taught 8 week courses and workshops in Acrylic Technique, Classical Portraiture Life Painting, Life Drawing, Art Fundamentals, Colour Theory, and Encaustic.
PEGASUS STUDIOS, Toronto, ON ● 2001-2006
Instructor
Developed and taught weekly classes in Mixed Media and created program.
INNER CITY ANGELS, Toronto, ON ● 2001-2005
Instructor
Developed and taught workshops in painting and printmaking in schools throughout the TDSB.
TORONTO PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD, Toronto, ON ● 2001-2005
Instructor
Established curriculum for Canadian Artists Workshops
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN TECHNOLOGY, Toronto, ON ● 2004
Instructor
Acted as occasional replacement instructor for Advertising Design and Art Direction courses.
FREELANCE, Toronto, ON ● 1996 – 2003
Interior Designer/Faux Finisher
Worked with private clients to design their interior space /  Painted faux finishes on cabinetry and walls /  Work featured in Style at Home Magazine / Guest designer on This Small Space on several occasions
CAPITAL C COMMUNICATIONS, Toronto, ON ● 1994 – 1996
Freelance Creative Director/Art Director
Developed campaigns from concept to final product /  Responsible for Copywriting and Art Direction                                                 
SAATCHI & SAATCHI Advertising, Toronto, ON ● 1992 – 1994
Art Director
Produced sketches, visual references and storyboards to convey the concept to the agency team, and then on to clients / Responded to client and research feedback and continuing to develop the work until final approval stage /  Stayed up-to-date with available talent for commissioning among photographers, illustrators and film directors through regularly reviewing their books and showreels / Selected all photographers, illustrators, TV Production companies and Directors, and models and cast involved in the creative production /  Oversaw the production of creative outputs
FREELANCE, Toronto, ON ● 1991 – 1992
Art Director
Developed campaigns from concept to final product /  Created own comps as well as hiring designers to create comps when working on many projects /  Responsible for choosing photographers and illustrators /  Present at all film shoots and press to ensure quality and creative control
MARBURY ADVERTISING, Toronto, ON ● 1989 – 1991
Art Director
Developed campaigns from concept to final product / Oversaw a studio of designers, typographers, layout artist and illustrators /  Responsible for choosing photographers and illustrators /  Present at all film shoots and press to ensure quality and creative control
LOTUS ADVERTISING, Toronto, ON ● 1988 – 1989 Art Director
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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