ArtistHeidi TailleferResidesCanada
Websiteheiditaillerfer.comMediumsOil
Print ShopEmailheidi.taillefer@gmail.com
Representing
Gallery
Thompson Landry
Toronto, ON, Canada

Jano Lapin
Montreal, QC, Canada
ThemesOrigins of Religion
Divine feminine
Motherhood
Love
Mythology
Nature
Spirituality
Technology
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About the artist

Heidi Taillefer is an award winning, internationally recognized artist born in 1970 in Montreal, Quebec. She attended weekly art classes as a child at the La Palette art school in Baie-d’Urfé, Quebec, focusing mainly on watercolor and various other mediums. By the early 90’s Heidi began working as a commercial illustrator in tandem with her fine art projects, exhibiting internationally in both gallery and museum venues. By 2004 Heidi devoted her time almost fully to fine art.

While working as an illustrator, Heidi collaborated with such notable clients as Forbes Magazine, the Cirque du Soleil, Infiniti Canada and Infiniti Taiwan, to name a few.

Heidi’s paintings often depict subjects composed of seemingly incongruous objects characterized as symbolic, which form a complex composite of elements and add a contemporary spin to often classical icons. Her work highlights our growing hybridization with technology, in which she depicts machine-like constructions. Heidi’s approach is to infuse primordial aspects of the human condition into these hybridized humans and animals, as she seeks to remind the viewer of the inescapable nature of our being despite our increasing merger with technology. 

Her work is consonant with early 20th century surrealists such as Max Ernst, Paul Delvaux, and Giorgio de Chirico. It is an original creative fusion of classical figurative painting, surrealism, contemporary realism, and mythology combined with popular figurative traditions ranging from Victorian romanticism to science fiction.

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

Heidi often uses classical icons to depict some aspect of the human condition. In addition, by creating chimaeras composed of surreal, symbolic, or mechanical elements she seeks to illustrate our increasing merger with technology, despite our eternal nature which never seems to evolve. Heidi is preoccupied by technological advancement in the face of too little understanding, and she loves old fashioned mechanical contraptions which she feels best depicts our relationship with technology. Heidi is also interested in spirituality of all kinds, as well as the natural world. From simple animals found in nature to the miracle of motherhood, or the fusion of world religions into some new form of spirituality, the possibilities of exploration of themes seems endless. She is attracted by the occult, and to the mysteries of the unknown and this is also reflected in her work. She loves mythology and storytelling, and often borrows from classical myths to address our eternal struggles.

Press

Juxtapoz, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, WOW x WOW, Heavy Music Artwork, Parcours Quebec, Cult Montreal, VOIR Montreal, Red Door Magazine, Monolith Magazine, Discover, Zinc, Art-Nouveau Magazine, ION Magazine, Metamorphosis (vol.2), Suggestivism catalogue, GRAB magazine, Design 360, Washington City Paper, Vie Des Arts (Quebec), Applied Arts Magazine, The Best of Watercolor II, Vallery Magazine, El Manana, Montreal Gazette, Spectrum 3, Hacking the Future, LA Presse, Watercolor ‘95, The Daily Breeze, Artspeak. Heavy Music Artwork, MC2 (Canada)

Upcoming Exhibitions

WhenExhibitionGallery
May
2023
Duo: (no name yet)Jano Lapin Gallery
Montreal, QC, Canada
January/February
2023
Group: “Year of the Rabbit”Modern Eden Gallery
San Francisco, CA, United States

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Education

10 years of informal art classes at the La Palette School of Art in Beaurepaire village, Quebec

Solo Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

Dragons  Chateau Belcastel; Belcastel, Aveyron , France

Members Show Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FLA, United States

Halcyon Days  Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States

Digital Self  Jano Lapin Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada

Mighty  Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States

Danse Macabre  Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States

Totem  Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States

100 Trees  Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States

Vintage Valentines  Jano Lapin Gallery, Montreal, QC, Canada

2021

Lucid Dreaming  Corpo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Ribboned Rainbow  Jano Lapin Gallery; Montreal, QC, Canada

Anima Centre de la Culture NDG, Montreal, QC, Canada

Art of Imagination Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA United States

2020

Midnight Garden  Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United States

 Art Lend  Stewart Hall Art Gallery, POinte-Claire, QC, Canada

2019

Hey! Modern Art and Pop Culture – IV  Halle Saint-Pierre Museum of Outsider  Artists, Paris, France

2018

 Sortir de L’Ombre  Galerie Tommy Zen, Montreal, QC, Canada

Pig in Modern and Contemporary Art Atelier 340 Art Museum, Brussels, Belgium

AFA 35th Anniversary Exhibition  AFA Gallery, New York, NY, United States

10th Annual Surreal Salon  Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, United States

The Cat Show  Beinart Gallery, Brunswick, VI, Australia

2017

Room of a Thousand Doors  WOW x WOW online exhibition

Creature  Beinart Gallery Brunswick, VI, Australia

Heidi Taillefer - Figurative Painting - 2
Heidi Taillefer - Horse Painting - 1
Heidi Taillefer - Dragon Painting - 1
Heidi Taillefer - Snake Painting - 1

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