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Biography: 


Heather Midori Yamada is a Montreal visual artist and teacher who works with Japanese `washi`papers in paintings, collage and installations. Having begun in Toronto`s Open Studio during the 1980`s Heather primarily used washi papers in monotypes. These works explored  natural plants as imagery  and   actual plants imprinted.   These washi, etched &  embossed, monotype- print-constructions  were often marouflaged onto western paper supports. The work evolved into mixed media and collage paintings. 

In recent years Heather began to work with very large pieces of washi in hanging installations such as the 63`hanging piece shown at La Maison de  la Culture de  Mont Royal during Montreal`s Asian Heritage month in 2004, and,  `La Foret`  installation in 2005 at Stewart Hall, Landscape East- West.  More recently in ‘Intermingling Appearances”, 2012 Heather showed three banner pieces, one suspended wall piece and two banners occupying the street view window of Galerie Espace in Montreal’s Mile End.

Heather has collaborated  with Sogetsu Ikebana Master Seibi  Watanabe in an art show “Washi and Ikebana” installed  at The  Montreal Shambahla  Meditation Centre celebrating Watanabe`s  50 year teaching career.  Heather teaches art and creativity, yoga and buddhist meditation in Montreal and Colorado.
 

Heather continues her research of plant life, interior life in Ikebana Japanese flower arranging with her teacher Sensei Watanabe and;  in  watercolour and acrylics  on washi  papers and mixed media canvas.

Biographie:

Heather Midori Yamada est née à Toronto et habite à Montréal depuis maintenant plusieurs années.  Professeure d'arts visuels au Centre des arts visuels, au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal ainsi que dans une école à Westmount, elle oeuvre au sein du magazine Au Papier Japonais et tient des ateliers de créativité.

Combinant certaines pratiques contemplatives telles que la méditation guidée, le hatha yoga et des mouvements de la perception venant de l’art Dharma Shambhala, ces ateliers sont offerts par l'artiste à l'extérieur de Montréal et prônent une approche basée sur la présence, permettant ainsi d’expérimenter une expression artistique plus en profondeur.
  

Heather travaille avec des papiers faits à la main au Japon, que l'on nomme "washi". Elle explore le collage, les bannières ainsi que d'autres techniques mixtes sur toile. Heather a exposé ses oeuvres depuis presque quarante ans . Demandez une copie de sa CV completene copie de sa CV complete





Education:


The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta.

  Scholarship Summer – Purchase Award

  York University, Toronto, Ontario 1973

  University of Western Ontario, London, Ont.

  Graduated with Honours
  B.F.A Deans
List, Visual Arts 1978

  Open Studio, Toronto ON- pr

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Grants:
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National Association of Japanese Canadians NAJC-cultural    

  development fund 2003
Cecile Buller Grant- 2002
Secretary of State for Canada - 1997
Year of Asia-Pacific for Via Asian Post card project
Heritage Canada Status of Women - 1996
Government of Quebec  - 1995
La ministre de la Sécurité de revenue de la condition féminine,
  for ‘Inheritance project’. 1995
NAJC Community Development Fund - 1995
Project: “Hikari” – Celebrating the 50th anniversary of WWII.
National Association of Japanese Canadians - 1995
Cultural Development Fund – for "Inheritance Project” 199
Open Studio - 1989 - Two month “Partners project” grant with

  poet David Kenji Fujino

 

 

Contact Information:

3522 Clark St.
Montreal, QC H2X 2R8
h: 514.281.5695
e: 
hmidoriy@gmail.com