Photo: Heather Campbell


drawing, painting

Artistic Community:

Ottawa, ON



Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Kikiak, NL




Heather Campbell is originally from Rigolet, Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador) and has a B.F.A from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Campbell was Curatorial Assistant at the Inuit Art Centre of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada for a number of years, and was on the board of directors of Gallery 101 artist run centre as well as the board of the Artist Run Centres and Collectives of Ontario. Currently she is on contract as Curatorial Assistant in the Indigenous Art Department of the National Gallery of Canada. Campbell’s art has been in a number of group exhibitions, most recently the touring group exhibition SakKijajuk: Inuit Fine Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut which will open at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in summer 2018. Her work can be found in the collections of The Canadian Museum of History, Algonquin College, City of Ottawa, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, Carleton University, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. "Representation and abstraction, free-flowing creative response and premeditated conceptualization are in constant flux in my work. Each piece is an exercise in finding a balance between these elements. A form of automatic drawing brings forth imagery from my subconscious mind as I relinquish control to the creative process. The merging and melding of forms symbolize the fluidity of matter and energy, and the flow of consciousness within all things. It is my interpretation of the traditional Inuit belief that all things have a 'soul.'"View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
With droplets of water and ink, Inuit artist Heather Campbell calls for justice for Indigenous women March 20, 2018 Charlie Croskery
In Coversation: Heather Campbell, Heather Igloliorte and Jocelyn Summer 2017 Heather Campbell, Heather Igloliorte and Jocelyn Pirrain
Heather Campbell 2017 Heather Igloliorte


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE Sept 2017 - Apr 2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery
SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut June - Sept 2017 Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
SakKijâjuk: Inuit Fine Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut Oct 2016 - Jan 2017 The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery


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Achievement Year Organization
Cover of the Inuit Art Quarterly Fall/Winter 2015 Inuit Art Foundation

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Carleton University Art Gallery Ottawa, ON, Canada
City of Ottawa Art Collection Ottawa, ON, Canada
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada

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September 14, 2017 Created by: Heather Campbell