van Heuvelen

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van Heuvelen


installation, sculptural, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Bowmanville, ON

Date of Birth:

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Couzyn van Heuvelen is a sculptor and installation artist with a interest in investigating Inuit tools, methods and innovations in his work. Hailing from Iqaluit, NU, and currently based in Bowmanville, ON, van Heuvelen received his BFA from York University in Toronto, ON in 2011 and his MFA in 2015 from NSCAD University in Halifax, NS. His work fuses traditional practices and forms with contemporary materials and fabrication processes, often reimagining quotidian objects at a monumental scale. Van Heuvelen has created a number of public art installations and in 2019 his first solo touring exhibition, "Bait", opened at Art Space in Peterborough, ON. In 2018 van Heuvelen was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award, making him the third Inuit artist to receive this honour. His work can be found in the Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada among others.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
INUA Catalogue 2021
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for George A. Reid House as Part of OCAD U Creative City Campus Project September 28, 2018
Inuk artist offers new twists on traditional hunting and fishing tools May 5, 2018 John Thompson


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
ᐊᕙᑖᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓂᑦ Among All These Tundras Sept 4 - Oct 27, 2019 Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery
BAIT Sept 13 - Oct 19, 2019 Artspace
opapāmācihowak/ The Travellers Apr 4 - 7, 2019 SAW Gallery, Canada Nordic Lab artist delegation, Supermarket 2019


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Achievement Year Organization
Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award Shortlist July 27, 2021 IAF

Public Collections

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Collection Location
Indigenous Art Collection at Indigenous Affairs and Northern Development Canada Gatineau, QC, Canada
OCAD University Toronto, ON, Canada
Sheridan College Mississauga, ON, Canada

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September 12, 2017 Created by: Couzyn van Heuvelen Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation