Heather Benning Biography
Artist website: http://www.heatherbenning.ca/
Supersizing Prairie Gothic: The Art of Heather Benning, Canadian Art
The Field Doll visits Nelson, Nelson Star
Heather Benning currently lives and works in rural Saskatchewan. She completed a bachelor of fine arts degree from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2004, and a master of sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Between her degrees, Benning returned to Saskatchewan, where she completed several large-scale, site-specific installations. She has had numerous solo and group shows throughout Canada (Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Ontario) and abroad (United States, Spain, Germany, Austria, Scotland, England and France). Heather’s work has been reviewed in Canadian Art magazine, Sculpture magazine, Espace and Uppercase Magazine, Studio Magazine, The Nation Post, etc. Her Film, The Dollhouse, (documentation of the decommissioning of her site specific sculpture, Dollhouse) screened 23 film festivals in 16 countries, including the Vancouver International Film Festival, and Glasgow Short Film Festival.