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Heather Leier

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Undergraduate Program Director

Faculty of Arts, Department of Art and Art History

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Educational Background

B.F.A. , University of British Columbia, 2012

M.F.A. , University of Alberta, 2016


Over the course of the last decade my work has explored understandings of identity, trauma, and life-phases through an active printmaking, installation, and multimedia practice. Currently, through my creative practice I am exploring the intersections of gender violence, embodied trauma, and environmental crises. I have exhibited my print works widely both nationally and internationally and enjoy participating in, and curating print exchanges. When I am not teaching or working on various print projects, I am likely tending to my many plant cohabitants or helping to facilitate gallery programming at Alberta Printmakers Society. I am a white settler and my pronouns are she/her.


Course number Course title Semester
ART 271 LAB 01 B01 Introduction To Printmaking 2020
ART 46505 LAB 01 B01 Topic Studio Research Critique 2020
ART 46505 LEC 01 01 Topic Studio Research Critique 2021
ART 47502 LAB 01 B01 Advanced Topics in Printmaking 2020
ART 60589 TUT 03 T03 Critical Study and Research 2021
ART 60591 TUT 05 T05 Critical Study and Research 2021
ART 377 LAB 01 B01 Printmaking: Screenprint 2020


  • Sustainability Teaching Award, University of Calgary . 2020
  • University of Calgary Students' Union Excellence in Teaching Award Nomination ,