Bio

Name: Heather McAlpine
Email: info@mcalpineart.com
 

Heather McAlpine was born in Scotland and moved to London to study. She received a BA in Fine Art from the University of East London and an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art (UK).

“Colour and the process of painting are the two fundamental aspects of my work, colour is intuitive and celebratory, the process of painting involves starting with a saturated coloured ground creating atmosphere, marks and shapes appearing and disappearing, building up layer by layer and sometimes changing dramatically until the canvas has a history, over time the painting starts to come to life. I usually focus on one aspect of nature or organic process for example root-like filaments explore an ariel space, lozenge shapes may suggest cell division or seeds floating and drifting or I may have contrasting ethereal space with more definite lines.”

— Heather McAlpine

Art Education

1993 – 1995 MA Painting: Royal College of Art

1990 – 1993 BA (Hons) Fine Art: University of East London

1989 – 1990 Foundation: Waltham Forest College

 
Residencies 1995 Artist-in-Residence: University of East London 1991 Artist-in-Residence: Newham Arts Education Centre  
Work Held In Collections

Royal College of Art, London, UK

Waltham Forest, College, London, UK

Middlesex Hospital, London, UK

Coast Art Trust, Maltwood Gallery, University of Victoria, BC Canada

St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC Canada

 

Exhibitions

2015 London Calling – Open Studio, North Vancouver, Canada

Mary Woerner Fine Art – West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Vancouver Art Gallery – Art Rental, Vancouver

Cityscape Community Art Space – Art Rental, North Vancouver

 

2013 North Shore Art Crawl – Open Studio, North Vancouver, Canada

Art Party Seymour Art Gallery, Deep Cove , North Vancouver

Ugallery – Online Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Vancouver Art Gallery – Art Rental, Vancouver

Cityscape Community Art Space – Art Rental, North Vancouver

 

 

2014 North Shore Art Crawl – Open Studio, North Vancouver, Canada

Ugallery – Online gallery, San Francisco, USA

Vancouver Art Gallery – Art Rental, Vancouver

Cityscape Community Art Space – Art Rental, North Vancouver

 

2012 100 Years / 100 Artists – Group Exhibition, The Ferry Building, West Vancouver

North Shore Art Crawl – Open Studio, North Vancouver

Anonymous Art Show –  Cityscape Gallery, North Vancouver Community Arts Council

2011 Dis’cove’ry Show – Seymour Art Gallery, Deep Cove, North Vancouver U8 – Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna Lay/er/ed – Group Exhibition, Four Heathers, The Ferry Building,West Vancouver 2010 Cove Creek Gallery – Deep Cove, North Vancouver Anonymous Art Show – Cityscape, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, North Vancouver Athletes Village – Olympic Village, Vancouver
2009 Take Root – Four Heathers ,Leighdon Studio Gallery, Vancouver Four Heathers Four Mediums – Seymour Art Gallery, Deep Cove, North Vancouver New and Recent Works – Coast Art Trust Society, The Art Gallery at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, Vancouver 2008 Leighdon Studio Gallery – Vancouver Framedlife Gallery – Toronto
2007 Kathryn Gallery – Columbus, Ohio Early Works – Coast Art Trust, North Vancouver Museum Gallery, Presentation House, North Vancouver 2006 Anonymous Art Show – Cityscape gallery, North Vancouver Community Arts Council, North Vancouver Creative Art Gallery – Oxford, UK
2005 Rock, Paper, Scissors – Seymour Art Gallery, N. Vancouver New York Art Expo – represented by Atlantic Arts, Maryland, USA Hambleton Fine Art – Vancouver Giclee Prints – Casa Publishing, Vancouver Vancouver Art Gallery – Art rental and sales 2004 New York Art Expo – represented by Atlantic Arts, Maryland, USA Hambleton Fine Art – Vancouver Love is in the air – Art Rental & Sales Gallery, Vancouver Sugar and Sugar – Gastown, Vancouver
2003 Colour and Form by Two — Bel Art Gallery, North Vancouver The Delicate Experience — The Ferry Building, West Vancouver Text 2003 (Room to Read) Sugar and Sugar, Vancouver Spirit of the Season, celebrating women in Art – Van Dop Gallery,Vancouver Christmas Ehibition – Bel Art Gallery North Vancouver 2002 Gallery Artists-Harmony Arts Festival — Bel Art Gallery, North Vancouver Studio Tours-Harmony Arts Festival — Open Studio Nature, Space, Colour, Art — Solo show, Madeley Rd, North Vancouver Art in the Garden Tour — North Vancouver Arts Council Five Square Miles — CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver
2001 Artropolis-Self-Portraits — CBC Broadcast Centre, Vancouver Connections: A Sense of place — Cityscape Community Art Space, North Vancouver Discovery 2001: A Space Odyssey — Deep Cove, North Vancouver 2000 Art in the Garden Tour — North Vancouver Arts Council North Vancouver Harmony Arts Festival — Studio Tours North Vancouver Community Arts Council — Art in Public Places, North Vancouver District Hall Fans Award Night — Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver
1999 Cheers Contemporary Art from Britain — The Orange County Centre for Contemporary Art ( OCCCA), Santa Ana, CA, USA Gallery Artists — Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK Heather McAlpine & Heidi Konig — The Wiseman Gallery, Oxford,UK See Why CY, Mayfair, London, UK 1998 Christmas Exhibition — Xtreme Art Gallery, Bedforshire, UK Christmas Exhibition — Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, UK British Art — Bank of America, Laguna Beach, CA, USA Solo Show — Amberden Gallery, Hamstead, London, UK Summer Show — Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK Heather McAlpine & Jesse Smith — Ozten Zeki Gallery, Knightsbridge, London, UK Gallery Artists — The British Lime Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, USA
1997 Christmas Exhibition — On-Line Gallery, Southampton, UK Heather McAlpine & Andrew McDonald Smith — Islington Arts Factory, London, UK Heather McAlpine & Heidi Konig — Ozten Zeki Gallery, Knightsbridge, London, UK Summer Exhibition — Beatrice Royal Art Gallery, Hampshire, UK Reimagining Abstraction — Tom Blau Gallery, London, UK Up Against The Wall — Sackville Gallery, London, UK Art At 100 — The Hammerson Group, Park Lane, London, UK 1996 Art At Work — Addison Wesley Longman, Harlow, UK Gallery Artists — TPI Gallery, Surrey, UK Renewal — Watermans Art Centre, London, UK
1995 Degree Show RCA Selection — The Mona Bismark Foundation, Paris, France Portabello Open — Tabernacle Gallery, London, UK 1993 Six Women — NATFE Conference Centre, London, UK South Bank Picture Show — Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
1992 Art Encounter — Art in Newham Schools, Newham Arts Centre, London, UK The Living Room — Alternative Arts, Soho, London, UK