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BIRTE HELLA
Cochrane/Toronto, Ontario, Canada
http://www.birtehella.com
Born: Flensburg, Schleswig/Holstein, Germany
EDUCATON: B.F.A’93, B.Ed. ‘87(Queens), B.A.’71 (hons) (U.N.B.) Con’t Ed. Creative Writing (UfT)

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO (select)
2018 "Immigrants - Marking Time," Galerie Paquin, Kapuskasing,Canada
2013 “Butterflies & Freedom,” Gallery M, Thornhill, Toronto, Canada
2009 “Stones & Bones,” Art Bar Gallery, Gladstone, Toronto, Canada
2008 “Bones” VAO Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2005 “Hollow: A Visual Discourse”, Gallery 401, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2001 "Lily's Soul", 218ac.it Virtual Gallery, Piacenza, Italy
2000 “The Lily Suite, WFA Gallery, New York, NY
1995 “Expression”, Sherwood Gardens Gallery, Mississauga, Ont., Canada
1994 “Expulsion”, Gallery 306, Toronto, Ont., Canada
1994 “Marking Time”, State of Flux Gallery, KAAI,Kingston, Ont., Canada
1993 “Wanderers Nachtlied”, Kingston Public Library, Kingston, Ont., Canada
1993 “Staying Alive”, Ban Righ Centre, Queens, Kingston, Ont., Canada
1991 “State of Being”, Grand Theatre, Kingston, Ont., Canada

JOINT/THREE WAY
2017 “Marking Time – The Immigrants, “Canada150/60yrs, CPLG, Cochrane, Canada
2011 “Birds, Bones, Stones & Myth,” Timmins Museum and NEC, Timmins, Canada


JURIED (select)
2009 “Convergence 2009”, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Canada
2008 “Painting on the Edge” 6th Open Int’l, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2007 “Drawing-Exhibition”, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Canada
2007 “Celebrating Modern Agriculture”, Ontario AgriCentre, Guelph, Canada
2007 “14th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Latcham Gallery, Stouffville, Canada
2006 “39th National Open Juried Exhibition, SCA, Papermill Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2006 “Biennal Exhibition, C&F Society, The Paper Mill Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2006 “33rd An. Juried Show of Fine Art”, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Canada
2005 “Turning Points”, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, Canada
2005 “25th Annual Juried Art Show”, Arts Etobicoke, ECCArt Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2005 “25th Annual Juried Show”, Clarington Visual Arts Ctr. Bowmanville, Canada
2004 “Annual Open, Colour & Form Society”, ECC Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2004 “50th,Crossection ‘04” COAA Juried Show, ECC Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2003 “1st Toronto International Art Expo”, Metro Convention Ctr. Toronto, Canada
2002 “Collector’s Gallery”, World Beat Centre, Montreal, Canada
2001 “ 2nd Florence Biennale", Fortezza Da Basso, Florence, Italy
2001 "Inaugural Show”, Forest Hill Gallery, Lonsdale/Spadina Rd, Toronto, Canada
2001 “Pulcheria Arte 2001”, Palazzo S. Pietro, Piacenza, Italy
2000 “Pulcheria Days” International Exh.”, Piacenza, Italy
2000 “Salon d’Automne International de Beaux-Art de Montreal”, Montreal, Canada
1992 “Works on Paper”, Modern Fuel Gallery, Kingston, Canada
1991 “Toronto Outdoor Exhibition”, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto, Canada

GROUP (select)
2017 Canada 150th Celebration Exhibition, Cochrane Public Library Gallery, Cochrane, Canada
2014-2017 Annual CAC Exhibitions, Cochrane Public Library Gallery, Cochrane, Canada
2014-2016 Annual OPAS Exhibitions, MacDonald House, Thornhill and Toronto Art Galleries, Canada
2013 “Summer Fun Arts & Craft Show,” Cochrane Public Library Gallery, Cochrane, Canada
2012 “Art of Canadian Portraiture,” John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2011 “The ART of Canadian Music,” John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2010 “Cochrane Centennial Art Show”, Cochrane Art Club, CPLG, Cochrane, Canada
2010 “Postcards to the G8”, Chapel Gallery, Muskoka Arts & Crafts, Bracebridge, Canada
2010 “The Miracle of the Portrait,” Portraits Society of Canada (Virtual) Toronto, Canada
2009 “The Canadian Portrait: Today and Tomorrow”, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2008 “Square Foot 2008”, AWOL Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2008 “CFS 55th Anniversary Touring Exh”, Propeller Centre, Toronto, Canada
2008 “A Portrait: The Face we present to the world” John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2007 “Mistletoe Magic” John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2007 “Layers 2”, The Syllogy Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2007 “CFS 55th Anniversary Touring Exhs” The Columbus Centre & The Latcham
Gallery, Toronto and Stouffville, Canada
2007 “SCA 50th Anniversary Exhs”, The Columbus Centre & Leighton Art
Centre, Toronto and Calgary, Canada
2006 “Mistletoe Magic”, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2002 “ABB for Doctors without Borders”, Galerie Kandinsky, Vienna, Austria
2001 “White Water Gallery Fundraiser”, North Bay, Canada
2001 “Art Beyond Border Juried Group Exhibitions: Drachtern, Aachen, Germany;
Joenkoeping, Sweden; Los Angeles, California, USA; Stolberg, Germany
2000 “ABB Members’ Exhibitions”, Galerie Augentrost, Düsseldorf, Germany;
Galerie Riefel, Maria Enzerdorf, Cultural Center, Ursulinenhof, Linz, Austria
2000 “7 Seas Art Exhibition”, ABB, Art Systems Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1993 “BFA’93” On View” Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, Canada
1993 “Arts Excalibration” E.L.R.C. Kingston, Canada
1992 “Kingston Women’s Art Festival”, Kingston, Canada
1992 “KAAI Gala Exhibition” City Hall, Kingston, Canada
1991 “Art on Line, The Red Room Show”, Queen’s, Kingston, Canada
1990-1989 “KAAI Member’s Exhibitions” KAAI, Kingston, Canada

AWARDS
2017 “Exhibition Assistance Grant,” Ontario Arts Council, “Marking Time – The Immigrants” CPLG, Cochrane
2017 “Honourable Mention” Miles and Miles of Spruce -Canada 150th, Cochrane Public Library Gallery, Cochrane
2010 “Certificate of Excellence,” “Miracle of the Portrait” Portrait Society of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
(Jurors: Show Selection Committee)
2009 “Exhibition Assistance Grant”, Ontario Arts Council, “Stone & Bones” Art Bar Gallery, Gladstone Hotel
2009 “Caron Cooper Award”, Convergence 2009, 46th Annual Juried Show, Tom Thomson Art Gallery
(Jurors: Sandra Fraser, Curator, Susan Collett, Artist, Frances Cockburn, Artist);
2007 “Juror’s Award”, 14th Annual Juried Show, The Latcham Gallery,
(Jurors: Robert Freeman, Curator, Natalka Husar, Artist, Linda Jansma, Curator);
2005 “Honourable Mention”, Turning Points Exhibition, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant,
(Jurors: Ingrid Mayrhofer, Ass. Curator/Artist/Printmaker, Carolyn Dover, Artist);
2005 “Juror’s 1st Award of Excellence”, Arts Etobicoke 25th Annual Juried Art Show,
(Jurors: Sybil Goldstein, Artist/Educator, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Artist, Carol Barbour, Artist/Curator);
2004 “COAA Award”, the Central Ontario Art Association 50thAnnual Juried Member’s Exhibition,
(Juror: George Wale, Art Program Director);
2002 “Medaille d’Or pour l’execellence de son Art at Salon International de Beaus-Arts de Montreal Exhibition,
(Juror: Lise Grondin, Artist/Curator).

REVIEWS
2009 Sun Times, “It would be wonderful if all art for juried shows could be displayed”, Dr. Vera Demovsek,
Owen Sound, Ontario
2000 Gallery & Studio, “The Power and Mystery of Birte Hella Boock’s
“The Lily Suite”, Marjoire Perkoff, New York, New York
1991 The Kingston Whig Standard, Art Spaces, Lee Anne Parpart, Kingston,

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2010 “Postcards to G8” Exh. Catalogue, Chapel Gallery, Muskoca Arts & Crafts, Bracebridge, Canada
2008 Painting on the Edge, 6th Open Int’l Exh, Catalogue, FCA, Vancouver
2008 Celebrating Modern Agriculture Exh. Brochure, AgriCentre, Guelph
2008 Drawings: Juried Exh. Catalogue, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant,Brantford
2006 Int’l Art Society Roundup, COAA, International Artist, #48, Apr/May, p.17
2006 33rd Juried Show of Fine Art, Brochure, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton
2005 Turning Points Exh. Catalogue, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford
2004 Crossection ’04 Exh. Catalogue, COAA, ECCArt Gallery, Toronto
2003 Moondance E-zine Summer 2003, “Our Bodies, Ourselves, Illstr. “Women”
2003 Moondance E-zine, Winter 2002, Poetry Illustr. “Woman”
2002 Moondance E-zine, Summer 2002, Vol.6 Ed.4 Illustr. Short Story ‘The Day,
“Mothers & Daughters”
2001 Biennale Internationale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Terza Ed.
Florence Exhibtion Catalogue
2001 Pulcheria Arte Exh. Catalogue, Fondazione Di Piacenza E. Vigevano, Italy
2000 Pulcheria Arte, Exh. Videotape, Fondazione Di Piacenza E Vigevano, Italy

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS (Current/Previous)
CAC (2009-Present), OPAS (2011-Present), Women’s Art Resource Centre (WARC) (1994-2011), VAO/CARFAC (1992-2013); Portrait Society of Canada (PSOC) (2004-2013), DVAC (2013)




C.V.
2018