Heather Doyle-Maier

Heather Doyle-Maier uses fabric and text to examine themes of femininity, motherhood and domesticity, bringing her experience as a storyteller-musician, a costume designer and a mother to bear in her work.  A Colorado native, Heather holds a BFA from Metropolitan State College of Denver in Visual Art and BA from Loretto Heights College/Regis College in Theatre Education.  Heather’s award-winning work has been exhibited locally, regionally and nationally, and she teaches bookmaking and writing workshops in Denver-area schools.

Education

2011 Graduate Coursework in Book Arts, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO    

2007 BFA, Art, Drawing emphasis, cum laude, Metropolitan State College of Denver (MSCD), Denver, CO

2006 Undergraduate Coursework in Tapestry Weaving and Web Design, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO    

1991 BA, Theatre Education, cum laude, Loretto Heights College/Regis University, Denver, CO

1986-1989 Undergraduate Coursework in Theatre and Education, Drake University, Des Moines, IA - Loretto Heights College, Denver, CO

 

Exhibitions

Solo        

2014    Bo(u)nd, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

2012    Her (un) Doing, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

2010    Devotion, O’Sullivan Gallery, Regis University, Denver, CO

2009    I Was Mistaken for a Noun, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

2007    The Dilemma of Language, MSCD BFA Thesis Exhibition, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

2007    The Dilemma of Language, Auraria Campus Library, Denver, CO

2007    The Dilemma of Language, Miss Prothero's Books, Denver, CO

2005    99 Reasons for Silence, MSCD Thesis Gallery, Denver, CO    

2004    Intimate Legacies, MSCD Thesis Gallery, Denver, CO

 

Invitational      

2014    Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO

2014    Epic Gala Fundraiser, Redline, Denver, CO

2013    Invisible Boundaries, curated by Carmen Winant, Redline, Denver, CO

2013    Narrative Threads, curated by Alicia Bailey, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

2012    Material Engagements, curated by Harmony Hammond, Redline, Denver, CO 

2012    Intimate Dialogue: Seven Women, Seven Voices, curated by Colin Parson and Theresa 

2012    Anderson, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO

2010    Considering Joseph: Fathers After Feminism, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

2009    Trace (figurative), curated by Jennifer Garner, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

2009    The Denver Square, curated by Alicia Bailey, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

2008    Wane, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

2008    Interweavings, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

2005    99 Reasons for Silence/Transformations, The Power of Words Transformative Language 

2005    Arts Conference, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

2005    LadyFest Out West, The Pod Gallery, Denver, CO

2005    EDGE-ucation Student Show, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

2003    EDGE-ucation Student Show, Edge Gallery, Denver CO

 

Juried        

2012    Artists Book Cornucopia III, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO

2012    Art by Craft, Denver Handmade Alliance at Redline, Denver CO

2011    14th International Open, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010    MERGE: Metro State Alumni Exhibition 2010, Center for Visual Art, Denver , CO

2009    The Emotional Body, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007    Metro Now Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

2006    Book + Art = ?, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

2005    Secret Place, Sacred Space, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005    Syzygy Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

2005    Hearts and Hands National Juried Student Book Arts Exhibition at the Mid-America Print 

2005    Council Printmaking Conference, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

2005    Hearts and Hands National Juried Student Book Arts Exhibition,    University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE    

2004    Works on Paper, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

2004    Loosid Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

2003    Synergy Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

                

Group        

2011    Narratives, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

2010    Bibelot, Kanon Art Collective, Denver, CO

2010    Pairings, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

2009    Northern Migration, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

2009    Edge Goes South, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO

2005    Eat Your Words Edible Book Show, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

        

Gallery Affiliations

2012-Present Resident Artist, Redline, Denver, CO

2008-2012    Treasurer, EDGE Gallery (a co-operative gallery), Denver, CO

2009-2012    Full Member, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

2007-2009    Associate Member, EDGE Gallery, Denver, CO

 

Curating and Jurying

2010    Curator, Considering Joseph: Fathers After Feminism, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

2008    Curator, Wane, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO

2007    Curator, Survivors’ Art Exhibit, Wings Foundation Inc. 25th Anniversary celebration, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

2007    Juror, Altered States altered book show, Miss Prothero’s Books, Denver, CO

 

Presentations

2013    Guest Presenter,  Developing High-Quality Residencies for Middle School Students, 

2013    Think 360 Arts, Denver, CO

2010    Gallery Talks, Devotion, O’Sullivan Gallery, Regis University, Denver, CO

2010    Featured Artist, Community Dialogue: An/other Mother for Women’s History Month, Regis University, Denver, CO

2009    Panel Discussion,TRACE (figurative), Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO

2007    Guest Speaker, Intermediate and Advanced Drawing classes, MSCD, Denver, CO

2005    Gallery Talk, The Making of 99 Reasons for Silence, The Power of Words Transformative, Language Arts Conference, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT

2003, 2004    Guest Lecturer, Slide Presentation and Art Display, Art and Intergenerational Incest,    Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Department, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

 

Works in Private Collections

2014    Her (un) Doing, Special Collections, University of Denver Penrose Library, Denver, CO

2013    Laundry, Special Collections, University of Denver Penrose Library, Denver, CO

2012    Her (un)Doing, Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University

Buckle, Ms. Garner, Westminster, CO

2011    Tear, Ms. Case, Minneapolis, MN

2008    Progress, Mr. Potter, Aurora, CO

Step, Stumble, Ms. Garner, Westminster, CO

Remembrance, Ms. Purer, Denver, CO

Seeds/Stains, Ms. Foster, Boulder, CO

Loss, Ms. Flynn, Parker, CO

Possibility, Ms. McBogg, Denver, CO 

Stitch, Ms. Crow and Mr. Skrotzki, Denver, CO

2007    Companion, Ms. Frontczak, Boulder, CO

Chayote Cleft, Mr. Forsberg, Denver, CO

2006    Pomegranates, Ms. Crow and Mr. Skrotzki, Denver, CO

2005    Virgin/Crone, Ms. Lutz, Denver, CO

2004    Canning, Ms. Lippman, Seattle, WA

Rag Quilt, Ms. Wright, Minneapolis, MN

Storyteller, Ms. Ellis, Dallas, TX

2003    Son, Ms. Cahill, Denver, CO        

 

Awards and Honors

2007    Nagel Art Thesis Award, MSCD, Denver, CO
2007    Honors Award, MSCD BFA Thesis Exhibition, Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO
2007    Juror’s Choice Award, Metro Now Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO, Jurors: Robert and Peggy Mangold, Directors, Artyard Contemporary Sculpture

2005    Best of Show Award, Syzygy Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO, Jurors: Phil Bender, Founder, Pirate Gallery, Melinda Percell, Fine Art Consultant, Melinda Percell Inc.                

2004    Juror’s Choice Award, Loosid Student Show, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO, Jurors: Tyler and Monica Aiello, Studio Aiello - R. Skip Kohloff, President, Colorado Photographic Arts Center