Artist CV

Education

2012 MA dual track, Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy, and Art Therapy, Adler Graduate School of Psychology.

Richfield, MN

1998 BA in Studio Arts, concentration Fine Art Photography, Minnesota State University, Moorhead.
2008 Metro State University, Saint Paul, MN
1994 Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN

Grants/Awards

2013 Artist-in-Residency, Vision Quest Photo Workshops-Trade River Retreat Center, Grantsberg, WI (Award for Summer 2013)
2007 First place, Regional Fine Art Competition at Minnesota State Fair (Juror: Chris Faust)
2004 Awarded – Solo show, Sinclair Community College, Dayton Ohio. (Gallery Coordinator Cindy Tiedeman)
2003 1st place and People’s Choice, Photographs of Faces ’03, Period Gallery Omaha, NE. (Juror: Larry Bradshaw)
1997 Art Excellence Student Scholarship, MN State University, Moorhead, MN

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Jax Artist’s Final Show. Heather Matson’s Studio. Spring Art Crawl 2016, Saint Paul, MN
2004 Chronicles of the Spirit, Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (Gallery Coordinator Nicholas Harper)
2004 Chronicles of the Spirit, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH (Gallery Coordinator Cindy Tiedeman)
1998 An Early Blizzard, the Full Circle Café in Fargo, North Dakota (senior exhibit)

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 The Ties That Bind; Rituals & Memories We Call Family. MLPS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN (Juror: Howard Christopherson)
2016 Jax: Artist Showcase. The Show Gallery, Saint Paul, MN
2015 Still Life: The Inanimate Subject. MLPS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN (Juror: Russell Joslin, sole Editor and Publisher of SHOTS Magazine)
2015 Patterns Of Nature. MLPS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN (Juror: Jim Brandenburg, MN Photographer, Filmmaker and Environmentalist)
2013 Ambient Light: A Natural Luminosity. MLPS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN (Juror: Jim Brandenburg, MN Photographer, Filmmaker and Environmentalist)
2013 Home: Where We Live. MLPS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN (Juror: David Fraher, director of Arts Midwest)
2011 Holiday Show, Umbrella Tree Studios, Saint Paul, MN
2010 Transformation, Adler Graduate School, Richfield, MN
2010 Two person show, Umbrella Tree Studios, Saint Paul, MN
2009 Art and Healing, Adler Graduate School, Richfield, MN
2008 Regional Fine Art Competition at Minnesota State Fair (Juror: Christian A. Peterson, Curator of photographs at Minneapolis Institute of Arts)
2007 Figure in the Landscape, Umber Studios, Minneapolis, MN
2007 Regional Fine Art Competition at Minnesota State Fair (Juror: Chris Faust, international fine art photographer, Saint Paul, MN)
2007 Grand Opening, FreightBox Studios, Saint Paul, MN
2006 Regional Fine Art Competition at Minnesota State Fair (Juror: George Slade, director of MN Center of Photography and Director of McKnight Foundation Artists Fellowships for Photographers)
2005 Minnesota Heart Gallery, Frank Stone Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2005 Minnesota Heart Gallery, Lizzards, Duluth, MN
2005 Minnesota Heart Gallery, Saint Paul Gallery, Saint Paul, MN
2005 Regional Fine Art Competition at Minnesota State Fair (Juror: Jeff Korte, national photographer, MN)
2004 Regional Fine Art Competition at Minnesota State Fair (Juror: Ann-Marie Rose, international fine art photographer and University of MN instructor, Minneapolis, MN)
2003 Three Person Show – Journey of the Soul, Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (Gallery Coordinator Nicholas Harper)
2003 Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI (Juror: Keith Jacobshagen)
2003 Photo Bravo, Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, MN
2003 Photographs of Faces ’03, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE. (Juror: Larry Bradshaw)
2003 International photography show, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville, NC
2002 Regional Fine Art Competition at Minnesota State Fair (Juror: Vince Leo, international fine art photographer, chair of the Media Arts Dept at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN)
1998 National student photography show, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Juror: Mike Smith)
1998 MSU of MN student art show, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN (Juror: Maridel Rubenstein)
1998 Random Response, Atomic Coffee, Moorhead, MN
1997 MSU of MN student art show, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN (Juror: Maridel Rubenstein)
1997 Random Response, Atomic Coffee, Moorhead, MN

Bibliography

Self-Published, (2015). “Born Is The Animal Spirit,” Heather Matson. Saint Paul, MN.
Photographer’s Forum, (2008). “Best of Photography Annual 2008,” Serbin       Communications: Santa Barbara, CA.
Marya Morstad, “Art Matters,” interview, KFAI Radio, August 30, 2007
Ann Kiestad, “State Fair Winners: Heather Matson, Photography,” MN Artists, August 27, 2007.  http://mnartists.org/article.do?rid=157905
Photographer’s Forum, (2007). “Best of Photography Annual 2007,” Serbin Communications: Santa Barbara, CA.
Photographer’s Forum, (2006). “Best of Photography Annual 2006,” Serbin Communications: Santa Barbara, CA.
Photographer’s Forum, (2005). “Best of Photography Annual 2005,” Serbin Communications: Santa Barbara, CA.
Rogue Buddha, “Chronicles of the Spirit,” exhibit catalogue, Minneapolis, MN. August, 2004.
Author, “Heather C Matson the Spirit Moved Her,” Saint Paul Pioneer Press, MN. July, 30, 2004
Photographer’s Forum, (2004). “Best of Photography Annual 2004,” Serbin Communications: Santa Barbara, CA.
Author, “Journey of the Soul @ Rogue Buddha,” Pulse of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN. May, 21, 2003
Photographer’s Forum, (2003). “Best of Photography Annual 2003,” Serbin Communications: Santa Barbara, CA.
Photographer’s Forum, (2002). “Best of Photography Annual 2002,” Serbin Communications: Santa Barbara, CA.

Related Experience

Employment
2011 – present Art of Counseling, PLLC. Saint Paul, MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Registered Art Therapist, Founder.
2009 – present Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. Saint Paul, MN Art therapist
2000 – present Heather Matson Photography. Saint Paul, MN Fine art photographer/Owner
2005 – 2007 Saint Paul Photographers Cooperative, LLC. Saint Paul, MN President/Founding member
Internships
January – June 2012 Quest Academy Charter School.  St Louis Park, MN Individual and group School Art Therapist for children ages 13-17 in an alternative special education charter school.
1997 – 1998 Plains Art Museum. Fargo, ND Photographic Archivist – Document and archive museum’s fine art collection and exhibits, and research photographic equipment to design an in-house studio.
Community Experience
2009 – 2012 Talent Expert – Guest lead art instructor at Battle Creek Environmental Magnet and Nokomis Montessori Magnet Schools, St Paul.
2006 Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep – Volunteer infant remembrance photography.
2005 Minnesota Heart Gallery – This project brought together volunteer professional photographers and children in need of permanent homes, to create professional portraits for adoption profiles and a traveling exhibit.

 

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