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