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✶ HEATHER DAWN SPARKS

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EDUCATION

 2005-2008 Sculpture Arts, BFA. Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC                                                                                    2005 International Exchange, Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, S Korea

PUBLIC ART AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

2016 Shadow Music Trailer, High Step Society, Eugene OR                                                                                                                                           2016 Shadow Sail Theatre, interactive, Celebrate the Night, Maple Ridge, BC                                                                                                            2016 Shadow Sail Theatre, interactive, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Vancouver BC                                                                                       2016 Flute, Storytelling in Shadow, Tel-Aviv Israel                                                                                                                                                   2016 Woven Fence, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver BC                                                                                                          2016 Falling Awake, Shadow Feature, Canadian Fringe
2016 Shadow Sails and Stage Set, The Field Festival, Winlaw BC
2015
Transformational Puppetry, OSU Library Fund, Accra, Ghana                                                                                                                               2015 Chute, Interactive, Port of Vancouver in partnership with VICF, Vancouver BC
2015
Shadow Sail Theatre, Interactive, Lightcatcher Museum Courtyard, Bellingham WA                                                                                   2015 River Fence and Shadows, interactive, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Vancouver BC                                                                               2014 Wave, Lululemon SeaWheeze Festival, Vancouver BC
2014
Mantle, Caldera Arts, Sisters OR
2014
Illuminated Forest, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver BC
2014
Tin Horse, Chinese Cultural Centre, CACV, UBC, Vancouver BC
2014
Ocean, Rocky Mountaineer Railway Station, Vancouver BC
2014
Snake, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC
2014
River Fence, Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, Vancouver BC
2014
Dragon, Interactive, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver BC
2013
Pallet Village, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC
2013
Triad, Illuminaries Lantern Festival, Vancouver BC
2013
Hydra, Interactive, Vancouver International Children's Festival, Vancouver BC
2013
Horse Lantern, Renfrew Moon Festival, Vancouver BC
2012
Lace Forest, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC
2012
Bicycle Arpeggio, Interactive, Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada
2012
Chandelier, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver BC
2012
Shrine, Sculpture Artist, Envision Festival, Costa Rica
2012
Musical Playground, Interactive,Vancouver International Children's Festival, BC
2011
Lace Alley, Parade of Lost Souls, Vancouver BC
2011
Passage, immersive installation, Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, Vancouver BC

SELECT PRIVATE COMMISSIONS

2016 Sunroom, Bellingham WA
2016
Glass Deck, David Wight Glass Arts, Bellingham WA 2016 Box Box, Tiny Home, Bellingham WA
2016
Tree Pod, Bellingham WA
2015
Cedar Stage, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA 2015 Poof, Portable Artist Studio, Bellingham WA
2014
The Cloud, Tiny Home, Spark Design, Bellingham WA                                                                                                                                 2012 Warehouse Dance Studio, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA

ARTS ADMINISTRATION                                                                          

2015-2016 Artist in Residency Program Coordinator, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA                                                                                 2013-2016 Artistic Director, Sh'bang: A Festival of Ideas, Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham WA

SET DESIGN

2016 Shrine, Shadow Director, Tel Aviv, Israel
2016
Falling Awake, Shadow Director and Set Designer, Canada/U.S.A tour
2015
Odds Are, OCF, Veneta OR
2013
Sufi Journeys, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver BC
2013
Yipee Ki Yay, Shadow Puppeteer, New Orleans LA & Veneta OR
2012/2013
Shoestring Rocking Horse, OCF, Veneta OR
2012
Obstructions, Pi-Theatre, Vancouver BC
2011
Hard Times Hit Parade, Immersive Set Designer, Dusty Flowerpot Collective, Vancouver BC                                                                   2010 Bobs and Lolo’s Musical Adventures, T.V. Series, Vancouver BC
2010
Soon the Space Will Be Too Small, Dusty Flowerpot Collective, Cultch, Vancouver BC
2010
A Most Peculiar Machine, Shadow Puppeteer, Artists in Education Series, BC
2009
The Village Project, Dusty Flowerpot Co, Vancouver BC
2009
Dying City, Late Show Productions, Vancouver BC
2009
The Listening Jar, Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, Vancouver BC

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2016 Transformation Photography, Adbusters Magazine, Vancouver BC 2014 Lit Tin, Gropps Gallery, Vancouver BC
2013
Lower Mainland Painting Collective, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver BC 2012 Triad, Rattle Studios, Vancouver BC

2012 Blood Red, Gropps Gallery, Vancouver BC
2011
Fuse Fridays, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC
2011
East Side Culture Crawl, Vancouver BC
2010
Vista, WT40, Vancouver BC
2009
Fox Den, Solo Show, The Meme Lab, Vancouver BC
2008
Fabrication, Solo Show, Little Mountain Studios, Vancouver BC                                                                                                                 2008 In-Print, Group Show, Media and Concourse Gallery, Vancouver BC                                                                                                         2008 In Search of Pretty Plates, Group Show, Blim, Vancouver BC

FEATURES AND AWARDS

2016 Artist talk, Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver BC
2015 Grant Recipient, Burning Man Global Arts Grant
2015 Grant Recipient, Kapow! Place-making, Bellingham WA
2015 Keynote Speaker, PechaKucha, Bellingham WA
2014 Keynote Speaker, Creative Mornings, Vancouver BC
2013 Grant Recipient, BC Creative Communities
2013 Artist Talk, University of British Columbia & Community Arts Council, Vancouver, BC                                                                               2012
 Artist in Residency, Penasco Theatre, Penasco NM