Redwork: The Emperor of Atlantis, 2023

Antique fabric, embroidery

Catherine Heard

Catherine Heard’s practice employs fine craft as a foil for abject subject matter, delving into contested imagery and primal anxieties of the human psyche. Her current project, Redwork: The Emperor ... of Atlantis, invites the public to collaborate in the creation of a textile installation that utilizes traditional redwork embroidery techniques to engage histories of injustice. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Canada Council Art Bank, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, The Art Gallery of Kamloops, and The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Catherine Heard holds an undergraduate degree from OCADU, and a Master of Visual Studies degree from the University of Toronto. She is an assistant professor at the School of Creative Arts of the University of Windsor. Catherine Heard is represented by Birch Contemporary Gallery in Toronto and online by CMS Art Projects.