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Name   : Heather Kanazawa
Location: Jamestown NY 
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Kanazawa,Heather-Red Bowl and Spoon
Red Bowl and Spoon / Painting Oil / 10" x 12" / $400 USD

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Heather Kanazawa

Biography
Heather (Miller) Kanazawa was grew up in Pennsylvania. She attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a BFA in Painting in 2007. She went on to pursue an MA in Art Education, graduating in 2011. She has been in a number of shows, both local and internationally, and currently holds a teaching position as an adjunct instructor at Jamestown Community College in NY.
 
Statement
Painting to me is an investigation involving the subtle, common things in everyday life that one often misses, yet are so real that they cannot deny their existence. Subjects such as the jar of pickles lying on the counter beside a napkin or the landscape that is always prominent during the long drive to work. These subtleties truly influence us and are a part of our existence. My process of painting evolves from past life experiences or objects that are meaningful to me. I am attracted to subjects that can invoke memories from past experiences that I strongly connect to. I create intimacy in my paintings through color, choosing subtle color and value shifts, as well as through subject matter. I show my process through imperfections in my paintings that seem to relate to the subject itself. My pieces are small in size in order to establish this intimacy with the viewer.
 
Exhibitions
HEATHER L. KANAZAWA h.miller64@yahoo.com WORK RELATED EXPERIENCE: 2010-present Adjunct Professor-Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY-Taught a course in three-dimensional design, currently teaching introduction to art 2010 Faculty Research Fund-Funding for exploring art in Japan 2010 Teaching Assistant, Plein Air Painting course in Florence, Italy 2008 Erie Art Museum, Museum Education Intern-assisted in museum education 2007-2008 Edinboro University Spectator, Arts & Entertainment, staff writer-wrote art gallery reviews EDUCATION: 2009- Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsyvlania, Master of Arts-Art Education and teacher certification 2004-2007 Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Fine Arts-Painting, Cum Laude 2003-2004 Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania JURIED EXHIBITIONS: 2010 The Art Loft, Mayville, NY, "Annual Summer Exhibition" 2010 Blue Heron Arts and Cultural Center, Volant, PA, "Selected artist exhibiton" 2007 Crawford Center, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Drawing and Painting Club Presidential Inaguration Exhibition" 2007 Bates Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Drawing and Painting Club Third Annual Spring Exhibition" 2006 Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Drawing and Painting Club Annual Fall Exhibition" 2006 Lakeside Gallery, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Edinboro University Student Work 2007 Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania, "Fourth Annual Edinboro University Selected Student Exhibition" 2006 Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Edinboro University Student Art Exhibition" 2006 Bates Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Eclectic Etceteras Student Scholarship Exhibition" 2006 Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Second Annual Gala Student Exhibition" 2006 Bates Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Drawing and Painting Club Second Annual Spring Exhibition" 2004 Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Drawing and Painting Club Annual Fall Exhibition" 2005 Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania, "Third Annual Edinboro University Selected Student Exhibition" 2005 Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "First Annual Gala Student Exhibition" 2005 Bates Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Drawing and Painting Club First Annual Spring Exhibition" 2004 Stonewall Gallery, Campbell Pottery, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, "Second Annual Lily Festival and Juried Art Show" GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2011 Urraro Gallery, Erie, PA, "Group Exhibition" 2010 Bottlebrush Gallery and Gift Shop, Harmony, PA, "Group Exhibition" 2009 Cooper's Coffee and Deli, Jamestown, NY, "Local Artist Exhibition" 2008 Catwater Who Signature Gallery, Edinboro, PA, "Artists Go Green" 2008 Edinboro Alumni Art Exhibition, Edinboro, PA, "Edinboro Alumni Show" 2008 The Art Studio, Cassadaga, NY, "Representation by The Art Studio" 2008 Glass Growers Gallery, Erie, Pa, "Representation by Glass Growers Gallery" 2008 Glass Growers Gallery, Erie, Pa, "Regional Artists Exhibition" 2007 Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, "Advanced Painting Exhibition" 2006 Lakeside Gallery, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Selected Student Exhibition" 2004 Oil City Council on the Arts, Oil City, Pennsylvania, "Oil Heritage Art Exhibition" GRANTS, AWARDS, HONORS: 2008 Cum Laude, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA 2006 Finalist, Eclectic Etceteras Art Scholarship Exhibition, Bates Gallery 2004 Second Place and Honorable Mention, Oil Heritage Art Exhibition 2003 First Place, Sister Angelica Cummings Art Scholarship Competition, Mercyhurst College PUBLICATIONS: 2004 LUMEN Journal of Literature and Art, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania 2004 Mercyhurst College 2002-2005 Art Calendar, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: 2008- Meadville Council on the Arts, Meadville, Pennsylvania, member 2007- 2008 College Art Association, New York, NY, member 2007- 2008 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, member 2004-2005 Oil City Arts Council, Oil City, Pennsylvania, member 2004-2005 Presque Isle Artist Association, Erie, Pennsylvania, member
 

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