Heidi Bergstrom MA, BFA is a multimedia visual artist and cultural researcher in Victoria, BC, Canada. Her fine art practice and exhibitions include works in painting, printmaking, book arts, video and photography and multimedia and community engaged installations. She has exhibited her work in Canada and the United States. Heidi’s artworks emerge from and create a personal history, social and political narratives, and interactive community engagement. Heidi looks for meaning, symbolism, distortions of ‘reality’, imaginaries, and disruption; she finds inspiration and interest everywhere – people, landscape, current social, historical, and political theory and issues, and philosophy.
Heidi’s education includes a Master of Arts in Political Science (2019) from the University of Victoria – her thesis examines the intersection of Canadian cultural and economic policy and international law. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours (1990) from York University, Ontario where she majored in studio arts and art history. Heidi also studied visual arts full-time at the Toronto School of Art (1984-86), and in 2000 achieved a Diploma in New Media (Internet Site Design, 3D Animation, and Multimedia Production). Heidi’s artistic background also includes dance (classical ballet) at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Professional Program with Goh Ballet in Vancouver, BC and contemporary/modern with Constance Cooke in Victoria, BC.
Heidi has over twenty-five years of professional experience in the corporate and non-profit sectors and thirteen years in the BC Public Service in 2007 as a Director in the Ministry of Citizens’ Services. Heidi has been involved with many arts organizations including her current role as President for Xchanges’ Artists’ Gallery and Studios in Victoria, BC. You can learn more about Heidi and her studio in Metchosin at her personal website.
Web and Social Media Links
Personal Website – Studio H Canada
Instagram – hjbergstrom
Facebook – Heidi Bergstrom
LinkedIn – Heidi Bergstrom
Collaboration Interests & Artist Statement
As you may notice from this WordPress site and other links, I am interested in engaging with others in creative work (see the About page). I don’t have a particular thing in mind and would rather just see what happens. Why try to predetermine anything? it seems counter-intuitive to try and predict or control creative processes. If you are interested or curious or just want to explore something, let me know. Use the form below or contact me through my website: studiohcanada.ca