Helen Reed

Five Miles South of the Canadian Border

Five Miles South of the Canadian Border, 20” by 20” Digital Print, 2006

Helen Reed is an artist based on the unceded and traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, & Tsleil-Waututh nations. Her projects take shape as public installations, social situations, and events that circulate as photographs, videos, printed matter, and artists’ multiples. She frequently collaborates with her partner, Hannah Jickling. Together, they are fascinated with the contact high intrinsic to collaborative research, especially in their recent projects with children. Jickling and Reed have exhibited and performed internationally, with both individual and collaborative work appearing in such venues as: The Portland Art Museum (OR), The Dunlop Art Gallery (SK), Smack Mellon (NY), Doris McCarthy Gallery (ON), The Yukon Arts Centre Gallery (YT), YYZ Artists’ Outlet (ON), Carleton University Art Gallery (ON), Dalhousie University Art Gallery (NS), Bästa Biennalen (SE), The Vancouver Art Gallery (BC), The Power Plant (ON) and Flat Time House’s first issue of NOIT (UK). In Fall 2017 they released Multiple Elementary, a book that explores the elementary school classroom as a site of invention and reception of contemporary art practices, published by YYZBOOKS. Jickling and Reed are recipients of the 2016 Ian Wallace Award for Teaching Excellence (Emily Carr University of Art & Design), a 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award for Emerging Public Art (City of Vancouver) and a 2018 VIVA Award (Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts).

More of Helen’s work can be found at reheardregalement.com

Twin Twin Peaks

Twin Twin Peaks, Installation with 25 minute video, production notes and posters, 2010. Photograph courtesy of Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art

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