Couzyn van Heuvelen (Inuk)

Work

Bio

Cultural group: Inuk
Birthplace: Iqaluit, Nunavut

Couzyn van Heuvelen is a Canadian inuk sculptor. Born in Iqaluit, Nunavut, but living in Southern Ontario for most of his life, his work explores Inuit culture and identity, new and old technologies, and personal narratives. While rooted in the history and traditions of Inuit art, the work strays from established Inuit art making methods and explores a range of fabrication processes. Couzyn holds a BFA from York University and an MFA from NSCAD University.

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae
Couzyn Van Heuvelen

Selected Exhibitions
2017
Great North, Fazakas Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2015
Qajaaqjuaq, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS. MFA thesis exhibition.
2014
Progress In Work, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS. Group exhibition.
Fresh Paint/New Construction, ArtMur, Montreal, QC. Juried exhibition.
2013
Daily Jumble, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS. Group exhibition.
First Impressions, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax, NS. Juried exhibition.
2012
Emerging Artists Summer Exhibit, Gallery 1313, Toronto ON. Juried exhibition.
ERI 5, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax NS. Group exhibition.
2011
Findings/Treasures, Las Caux Gallery, Toronto ON. Two Person exhibition.
Parallax, Phi Kappa Pi Fraternity House, Toronto ON. Group exhibition.
Moulting, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto ON. Juried exhibition.
Mimesis, Eleanor Winters Art Gallery, Toronto ON. Solo exhibition.
We Are Here To., Twist Gallery, Toronto ON. Juried exhibition.
YOU. US., Gladstone Hotel, 2nd Floor Gallery, Toronto ON. Group exhibition.
2010
The Nature of Things, Eleanor Winters Art Gallery, Toronto ON. Group exhibition.
Summer Ashes, 103A Harrison St, Toronto ON. Group exhibition.
Spaghetti Junction, DeLeon White, Toronto ON. Group exhibition.
24-Hour Workshop Showcase, Special Projects Gallery, Toronto ON. Group exhibition.

Education
Master of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax NS. 2013-2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Spec. Hons. Visual Arts, York University, Toronto ON. 2006-2011

Academic Work Experience
Research Assistant to Foundations Department, NSCAD University. January-April 2015
Sessional Instructor, New Technologies in Sculpture, NSCAD University. September-December 2014
Teaching Assistant to David B. Smith, Introductory Sculpture, NSCAD University. January-April 2014
Teaching Assistant to Thierry Delva, Introductory Sculpture, NSCAD University. September-December 2013
Research Assistant to Michael Longford; Associate Professor, Digital Media Program Associate Dean, York University, June 2012-February 2013
Research Assistant to Kevin Yates; Associate Professor, York University, February-June 2012.

Non-academic Work Experience
Artist Assistant to BGL; BGL collective, April-May 2012.
Artist Assistant to Laura Moore; Contract Faculty, York University, January-May 2011.

Recognitions
Starfish Student Art Awards, NSCAD University. April 2015. Amount: 1000
Building Brighter Futures Scholarship. Indspire. March 2015. Amount: 2600
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship. SSHRC. May 2014. Amount:17,500
Building Brighter Futures Scholarship. Indspire. March 2014. Amount: 6400
Harrison McCain Scholarship in Memory of Marion McCain, NSCAD University. September 2013. Amount: 16,000
Graduate Fellowship Award, NSCAD University. September 2013. Amount: 3000
The Louis Odette Sculpture Award, York University. September 2011. Amount: 1000
WirelessWave York University Student Scholarship. York University. January 2010. Amount: 2500

Press
http://www.gallerieswest.ca/artists/art-to-collect/couzyn-van-heuvelen-refashions-inuit-tools/