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Select Solo Exhibitions  

Inside Skies”, TREX space, May 06- July 22, 2023. Curated by Genevieve Farrell. Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Who am I to you?”, September 24-October 24, 2021. Xchanges Art Gallery. Victoria, British Columbia, Supported by Canada Council

Looking Back“, December 2020-March 2021. IC Contemporary, Digital Gallery

Elly Heise: Open Atelier Exhibition & Artist Talk“, October 15-17, 2020. Foundation Obras, Evoramonte, Portugal

Paradise Island”, Audain Gallery, March 30-April 10, Victoria, British Columbia

Site of Memory”, Audain Gallery, October 07-11 2019, Victoria, British Columbia

Kin”, Calgary Arts Pioneer Building, Exposure Photography Festival, February 05-28, 2019, Calgary, Alberta

Select Group Shows

Urban Trees”, Interdisciplinary research based exhibition in conjunction with the Medicine Hat College, funded Urban Trees collective study, March 2024. 

Digital Cowboy“, 2021. SweetPea Gallery. Virtual Space, ARTGATE VR

Related Repose“, Life Stories, November 2020-April 2021. Featured Artist. Legacy Art Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia

Muse“, September 30-October 21, 2021. Toula Gallery, digital exhibition

Of Men and Woods“, September 03-November 05, 2021. Verzasca Foto Festival, Verzasca Valley, Switzerland

Common Thread”, Audain Gallery, September 17-22 2018, Victoria, British Columbia

Photographers Showcase”, Exposure Photography Festival, February 01-28, 2018,Calgary, Alberta

The Show” Charles H. Scott Gallery, Granville Island, May 2015,Vancouver, BC

Select Publications

Galleries West, September 25 2021, “Elly Heise: Who Am I To You?”, Article

PHMuseum, September 03 2020 “September’s Best Photo Festivals”. Article

ThePupilSphere, Graduate Showcase, June 27, 2020-onwards. Digital Curated Exhibition, U.K

UNTIL Magazine. May 13, 2020. “Resilience”. Juried Digital Exhibition

PhotoLife. January 29, 2019. “Exposure: Alberta’s Photography Festival Marks 15 Years”. Article

Calgary Herald. January 31, 2019. “Exposure Photography Festival: Five to See”. Article

 Daily Mail.
November 22 2014
“Would you let YOUR four-year-old daughter do your makeup?”

Cosmopolitan Magazine.
November 23 2014
“This is What It Looks Like When Daughters Do Their Mom’s Makeup” Article

Huffington Post.
November 20 2014
“When Daughters Do These Mothers Makeup, We See Beauty The way A Child Does”

Metro News.
November 29 2014.
“Elly Heise’s Daughter Does My Makeup Photography Project Results In Some Strong Looks”. Article

PetaPixel. November 29 2014. “Heartwarming #DaughterDoesMyMakeup Portraits Question The Idea of Beauty”. Article

RTL Explosiv Das Magazin. December 12 2014. “Wenn kleine Töchter ihre Mütter schminken, wird’s bunt”. Television Interview

WOMENYOUSHOULDKNOW.November 24 2014.“These Moms Let Young Daughters Do Their Makeup”. Article

Awards and Scholarships

Interdisciplinary Research Award, April 2024. Medicine Hat College, group award for “Urban Trees”. Medicine Hat, Alberta

Canada Council Project Grant. October 2021. “Who Am I To You?” exhibition. Victoria, British Columbia

Jesse Allan Foresyth Solarship, University of Victoria. December 2019. Victoria, British Columbia

Audrey St. Denys & M. E. Johnson Scholarship, December 2019
Victoria, British Columbia

Jesse Allan Foresyth Scholarship, University of Victoria. April 2019, Victoria, British Columbia

Graduate Award, University of Victoria. April 2019
Victoria, British Columbia.

Graduate Award. University of Victoria, April 2019
Victoria, British Columbia.

Juried Winner of Emerging Photographers Showcase, February 2018, Calgary, Alberta

Grand Prize, Jurors Choice Award. Medicine Hat Visual Arts Exhibition. July 25 2016. Medicine Hat, Alberta

Jason Lang Scholarship, Alberta College of Art and Design. April 2013, Calgary, Alberta


University of Victoria, Master of Fine Arts, Victoria, BC, Canada

Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Bachelor’s in Visual Arts, majoring in photography, Vancouver, BC, Canada


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