Education

HBA Fine Art with Distinction, University of Toronto

Artist Bio

Laura Heaney is a contemporary portrait artist based in Toronto. With drawing as her chosen media, Heaney’s main focus is hyper-realistic portraiture with occasional diversions into large-scale acrylic painting. Her work has been represented in shows throughout Southern Ontario, the Canadian Maritimes, Quebec and New York. A recent addition to the Canadian contemporary art scene, she enters as a graduate from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, with a major in visual arts and minors in both history and art history. Trained in classical techniques and contemporary thought, Heaney works to combine her two strengths to create understated, whimsical and humorous anatomically correct drawings and paintings, each imbued with a sense of momento mori.

CV

2016 – ‘Nauticus‘, MacLaren McCann, Toronto, ON (Private Exhibition)

2015 – ‘Nauticus‘, Broadview Espresso, Toronto, ON

2014 – 2015 – ‘Nauticus Tour‘, Across Southern Ontario

  • April 1st –  June 30th 2014: Rawlicious (50 Dunlop St E., Barrie, ON)
  • May 1st – 31st 2014: Ze Ze Food & Drink (1704 Queen St W., Toronto, ON)
  • June 1st – July 29th 2014: Rawlicious (123 Brock St. S., Whitby, ON)
  • August 1st – 31st 2014: Spirit Tree Estate Cidery (1137 Boston Mills Rd., Caledon, ON)
  • August 1st – September 30th 2014: YOGAthletix (911 Queen St E., Suite 201, Toronto, ON)
  • August 14th – 20th 2014: Project Gallery (1109 Queen St E., Toronto, ON)
  • September 1st – October 30th 2014: Canoe (233 Locke St. S., Hamilton, ON)
  • November 1st – 31st 2014: The Mad Bean Cafe (519 Eglinton Ave W., Toronto, ON)
  • December 1st-31st 2014: Broadview Espresso (817 Broadview Ave., Toronto, ON)
  • January 1st – February 28th 2015: Coffee Tree Roastery (2412 Bloor St W., Toronto, ON)
  • February 1st – 28th 2015: Blue Dog Coffee (199 Brant Ave., Brantford, ON)
  • April 5th – May 31st 2015: Sapphire Cafe & Lounge (17 Macdonell St., Guelph, ON)

2014 – ‘Deck The Walls‘, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014 – ‘ART HAUS‘, The Original Grooming Experts, Toronto, ON
2014 – ‘Celebrate & Support Humanity, An Art Auction‘, Homa Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014 – ‘The Immaculate Selfie‘, The Black Cat Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014 – ‘The Resident Show‘, Owl Ridge Acres, Bancroft, ON
2014 – ‘Barista Manifesto‘, Broadview Espresso, Toronto, ON
2014 – ‘The Final Development‘, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014 – ‘Thinking Outside The Bowl‘, B Town Sound, Burlington, ON
2013 – ‘Nauticus‘, Broadview Espresso, Toronto, ON

2013 – ‘Crescent School Holiday Art Sale & Silent Auction‘, Crescent School, Toronto, ON

2013 – ‘Movember‘, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013 – ‘Nauticus‘, Roncy Bean, Toronto, ON

2013 – ‘Food‘, Mill St. Gallery, Almonte, ON

2013 – ‘Barista Manifesto‘, Broadview Espresso, Toronto, ON

2013 – ‘Nauticus in Ottawa‘, Pressed, Ottawa, ON

2013 – ‘In The Flesh‘, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013 – ‘Nauticus vs. Social Media‘, Broadview Epsresso, Toronto, ON

2013 – ‘New Works‘, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013 – ‘Face Forward‘, Mill St. Gallery, Almonte, ON

2012 – ‘Great Big Smalls VII‘, Cube Gallery, Ottawa, ON

2012 – ‘Presents: The Elaine Fleck Gallery Catalogue Show‘, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012 – ‘Archive‘, Broadview Espresso, Toronto, ON

2012 – ‘Queen West Art Crawl‘, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, ON

2012 – ‘Elaine Fleck’s Catalogue of Contemporary Fine Art – Fall/Winter 2012‘, The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012 – ‘Feat: Group Art Show‘, The Tinshop Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012 – ‘Food‘, Broadview Espresso, Toronto, ON

2012 – ‘Skulls‘, Mill St. Gallery, Almonte, ON

2012 – ‘Riverdale Art Walk‘, Jimmie Simpson Park, Toronto, ON

2012 – ‘Raw Sugar Still Life‘, Raw Sugar, Ottawa, ON

2012 – ‘Coffee Comics‘, Broadview Espresso, Toronto, ON

2012 – ‘Momento Mori‘, North York Central Library, Toronto, ON

2011 – ‘Skulls with Facial Hair‘, Broadview Espresso, Toronto, ON

2011 – ‘Out of the Woods‘, Rouge Concept Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011 – ‘Queen West Art Crawl‘, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto, ON

2011 – ‘Food For Thought‘, Broadview Espresso, Toronto, ON

2011 – ‘Facial Hair‘, The Only Cafe, Toronto, ON

2011 – ‘Rockabilly Party‘, The Cannery Art Centre, Peterborough ON

2011 – ‘The Sketch Book Project‘, USA Tour:  Brooklyn Art Library (Brooklyn, NY), Austin Museum of Art (Austin, TX), 29th St Ballroom at a Spider House (Austin, TX), SPACE Gallery (Portland, ME), The Granite Room (Atlanta, GA), Hillyer Art Space (Washington, DC), Form/Space Atelier (Seattle, WA), Minna Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL), Full Sail University (Winer Park, FL)

2010 – ‘Men with Facial Hair‘, Broadview Espresso, Toronto ON

2010 – ‘METHINK’S Holiday Pop Up Art Shop‘, Project 165, Toronto ON

2010 – ‘ARTSIDEOUT!‘, Univeristy of Toronto Scarborough, Scarborough ON

2010 – ‘Nuit Noir II: Event Horizon‘, Project 165, Toronto ON

2010 – ‘Queen West Art Crawl‘, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto ON

2010 – ‘When a Stranger Calls a Friend of a Friend‘, Project 165, Toronto ON

2010 – ‘Riverdale Art Walk‘, Mercury Espresso, Toronto ON

2010 – ‘Art For Chilled Hearts‘, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto ON

2009 – ‘Men, Facial Hair & Teeth‘, Broadview Espresso, Toronto ON

2009 – ‘Spilled‘, The Spill, Peterborough ON

2009 – ‘Monosaic‘, Labspace Studio, Toronto ON

2009 – ‘The Little Art Show‘, Artists‘ Network of Riverdale – Mercedes Benz, Toronto ON

2009 – ‘Ottawa Art Expo‘, St. Elias Centre, Ottawa ON

2009 – ‘We Made a Deal with the Devil‘, Toronto-Halifax (Eastern Canada Tour), Toronto (Project 165), New York (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Art Space)

2009 – ‘Insomnia‘, Red Head Gallery, Toronto ON

2009 – ‘ARTSIDEOUT!‘, University of Toronto Scarborough, Scarborough ON

2009 – ‘Queen West Art Crawl‘, Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto ON

2009 – ‘The AWOL Square Foot Art Show‘, AWOL Gallery, Toronto ON

2009 – ‘Black and White‘, Ben Navaee Gallery, Toronto ON

2009 – ‘Zine and Craft Fair‘, Sappy Music Festival, Sackville NB

2009 – ‘Riverdale Art Walk‘, Mercury Espresso, Toronto ON

2009 – ‘Member’s Jurried Show‘, Hangman Gallery, Toronto ON

2009 – ‘Hot Soup‘, Labspace Studio, Toronto ON

2008 – ‘The Little Art Show‘, Artists‘ Network of Riverdale, Toronto ON  (Best in Show)