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Gender Reveal Cake, 2011 Child's Tutu, Lingerie, Polyester Fibrefill, Cardboard, Thread, Glass Cake Stand Cake: 11.75 Inches Diameter, 6.5 Inches High
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Gender Reveal Cake (overhead view), 2011
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A-Cup Cakes, 2010 Paper Cup Bases, Fabric, Women's Underwear, Polyester Fiberfill, Thread, Glass Cake Stands Each Cupcake Aprx. 3 X 2.5 X 2.5 Inches
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A-Cup Cakes (detail), 2010
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Untitled Cocoon (Precious), 2011 Baby Sleeper, Fabric, Polyester Fibrefill, Thread 17.5 X 7 X 5 Inches
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Untitled Cocoon (Precious) (detail)
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Untitled Cocoon, 2011 Baby Dress, Garter And Negligee, Thread, Polyester Fiberfill, Fabric 12 X 6.25 X 4 Inches
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Untitled Cocoon , 2009 Preemie Baby Sleeper And Bib, Fabric, Thread, Polyester Fibrefill 11.5 X 6 X 5 Inches
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Aberration series #2, 2008 Baby Sleepers In 3 Different Sizes, Fabric, Polyester Fibrefill, Thread 13.5 X 6.25; Centre: 17.25 X 7 X 4; Right: 19.5 X 7 X 4.5 Inches
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Untitled Cocoon (Mon ange), 2007 Baby Dresses And Bib, Fabric, Interfacing, Polyester Fibrefill, Thread 16 X 10 X 5 Inches
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Untitled Cocoon (I'm a Baby Doll), 2007 Baby Sleeper, Fabric, Polyester Fibrefill, Thread, Ribbon 17.25 X 6.5 X 5 Inches
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Untitled Cocoon, 2006 Lingerie, Baby Dress, Fabric, Polyester Fibrefill, Thread 17.25 X 9.5 (Variable) X 4.5
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Untitled Cocoon, 2006 Baby Dress, Fabric, Polyester Fibrefill, Thread 13.5 X 9 X 4.5 Inches
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Untitled Cocoon, 2006 Lingerie, Thread, Polyester Fibrefill
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Untitled Cocoon, 2005 Baby Dress, Polyester Fibrefill, Thread 11.5 X 8.5 X 5.5 Inches
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Untitled Cocoon, 1999 Baby Dress, Fabric, Polyester Fibrefill, Thread
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Untitled, 2008 30 Dresses (One Adult Size, And Front Sides Of 29 Girls' Dresses), Ribbon, Thread Size 10; 72 Inches H; Variable W & D
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Untitled detail (with & without outer layer), 2008
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Sugar & Spice, 2009 Fragments Of Baby Clothing And Lingerie, Pasties, Fabric, Bra, Thread, Polyester Fibrefill Size 34 D
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Sugar & Spice (detail), 2009
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Freaky Friday (installation view, 40 Below, WKP Kennedy Gallery, juried by Tania Lukin Linklater), 2012 Judy With Store Bought Child's Garment, To Be Displayed In Front Of Photographic Self Portrait In Altered Store Bought Child's Garment Judy: Dimensions Variable; Photograph: 30" X 24" © the artist
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Freaky Friday, 2012 Judy With Store Bought Child's Garment, To Be Displayed In Front Of Photographic Self Portrait In Altered Store Bought Child's Garment Judy: Dimensions Variable; Photograph: 30" X 24" © the artist
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Freaky Friday, 2012 Judy With Store Bought Child's Garment, To Be Displayed In Front Of Photographic Self Portrait In Altered Store Bought Child's Garment Judy: Dimensions Variable; Photograph: 30" X 24" © the artist
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Freaky Friday, 2013 Judy With Store Bought Child's Garment, To Be Displayed In Front Of Photographic Self Portrait In Altered Store Bought Child's Garment Judy: Dimensions Variable; Photograph: 30" X 24" © the artist
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Freaky Friday, 2013 Judy With Store Bought Child's Garment, To Be Displayed In Front Of Photographic Self Portrait In Altered Store Bought Child's Garment Judy: Dimensions Variable; Photograph: 30" X 24" © the artist
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Freaky Friday, 2013 Judy With Store Bought Child's Garment, To Be Displayed In Front Of Photographic Self Portrait In Altered Store Bought Child's Garment Judy: Dimensions Variable; Photograph 30" X 24" © the artist
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Freaky Friday, 2015 Judy With Store Bought Child's Garment, To Be Displayed In Front Of Photographic Self Portrait In Altered Store Bought Child's Garment Judy: Dimensions Variable; Photograph: 24" X 30" © the artist
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Freaky Friday, 2015-16 Judy With Store Bought Child's Garment, To Be Displayed In Front Of Photographic Self Portrait In Altered Store Bought Child's Garment Judy: Dimensions Variable; Photograph: 24" X 30" © the artist
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Freaky Friday, 2015-16 Judy With Store Bought Child's Garment, To Be Displayed In Front Of Photographic Self Portrait In Altered Store Bought Child's Garment Judy: Dimensions Variable; Photograph: 24" X 30" © the artist
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Freaky Friday, 2016 Judy With Store Bought Child's Garment, To Be Displayed In Front Of Photographic Self Portrait In Altered Store Bought Child's Garment Judy: Dimensions Variable; Photograph: 24" X 30" © the artist
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Girls I Went to High School With #1, 2010 Thread Embroidered On Felt 6 X 4 Inches
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Girls I Went to High School With #2, 2010 Thread Embroidered On Felt 6 X 4 Inches
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Girls I Went to High School With #6, 2011 Thread Embroidered On Felt
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don't dress like a whore, 2012 Thread Embroidered On Felt 10.5" X 7"
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Conchita, 2014 Thread Emboidered On Muslin 6 X 4 Inches © Heather Saunders
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Riotous (collaboration with Erin Finley), 2014 Acrylic Paint, Marker And Embroidered Thread On Muslin 40" H X 24" W © Heather Saunders and Erin Finley
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Conchita II, 2015 Fabric, Sequins And Embroidered Thread 9 5/8" H X 6 1/8" W X 1" D © Heather Saunders
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Canada
Lives in
Cleveland
Works in
Cleveland
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Statement

Heather Saunders is the Director of the Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Previous places of work include Nipissing U. in North Bay, Ontario, Canada (as part-time art history instructor, manager of digital resources and information services, manager of reference and information services, SUNY Purchase in Westchester, New York (as art librarian), and White Water Gallery in North Bay, Ontario, Canada (as director and archives project manager) She has exhibited throughout Canada and the US, and she is the author of Artist in Transit, a 135,000-word blog. For a summary of recent and upcoming activity, see artbyheathersaunders.blogspot.com. To contact: artistintransit at live dot ca. 

EDUCATION

2008
History of Art Masters, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
2007
Library and Information Studies Masters, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
1999
Art and Art History Bachelor of Arts (Honours with High Distinction), University of Toronto and Sheridan College, Mississauga and Oakville, ON 

RECENT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Professional appointments:

2017-present
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, Director of Ingalls Library
2012-2017
Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Manager, Digital Resources and Information Services (Nov. 2016 onwards); Reference and Information Services, Harris Learning Library (to Nov. 2016)
2008-10
Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY, Art Librarian (Faculty, Tenure Track)

Other:

2014-present
Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Part-time instructor, Dept. of Fine and Performing Arts
2012 (4 months)
Queen’s University, Interim Administrative Coordinator, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, ON
2007-08
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Image Researcher and Cataloguer, Fine Art Dept.


HONOURS AND AWARDS
2019
The New York Art Resources Consortium (the Brooklyn Museum, the Frick Collection, and the Museum of Modern Art) and the Internet Archive, stipend recipient (panelist travel to Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives forum at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
2010
Purchase College, State University of New York, Faculty Support Award (exhibition assistance)
2009, 2010
New York State/ United University Professions, Professional Development Award (travel/ conference presentations)
2008
National Gallery of Canada Library & Archives, Ottawa, ON, TD Bank Financial Group Internship
2007
Visual Resources Association, Davis Art Images International Travel Award (conference attendance)
2006
Art Libraries Society of North America Ontario Chapter Travel Grant (conference presentation)
1997
Sheridan College, Art and Art History program, Clear Thinking Studio Award

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Juried and/or academic presentations of work:

2018
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (with Cassandra), Currents (catalogue), juried by Barabara Zucker 
2017
White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON, En Masse: 40 Years of Flux
2016
White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON, The Future of Human(ity) (with Alex Landon Richardson), organized by Nipissing University
2015
Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI, CROTCH: Contested Territory
Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Small Works
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (with Erin Finley), Who’s Afraid of Feminism? (online exhibition and catalogue), curated by Catherine Morris
WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON, 40 Below, juried by Tanya Lukin-Linklater
2014
Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL, Gendering Desire: Liberation, Power, and Pleasure
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON (with Erin Finley), The Sex Offensive: Emancipating Gender
Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON, The North Now, juried by David Garneau, Carol Podedworny, and Andrea Terry
2013
33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL, Copy.right? The Art of Appropriation, curated by Sergio Gomez and Jennifer Moore
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto, ON, 13, curated by Robin Hesse and Katie Micak
2012
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, Opera Yoko, live drawing collaboration with Erin Finley, Annual Women’s History Conference (Women, the Arts and Activism), 2-3 Mar.
Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show, juried by Louise Lippincott, Betsy Stirratt, and Catherine Johnson-Roehr
Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS, Reshelving Initiative
2011
Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY, Voyeur: See and Be Seen
2010
Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Twitter/Art + Social Media, juried by Lili Vierira de Carvalho, Kris Krug, Maria Lantin, and Hank Bull, curated by Lili Vierira de Carvalho
Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON, Insomnia
2009
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Furthermore: 8th Biennial of Women Artists, juried by Lilly Wei
Grosvenor Gallery, State University of New York, Cobleskill, NY, National Small Works Exhibition, juried by Gary Bower
2008
Future Tenant Gallery (affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University), Pittsburgh, PA, I-am-a-Heather, curated by Heather Mallak
First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, ON, Best of 2007 (Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition award recipients)
2007
Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON, AAHLUMINEX (selected Art and Art History alumni), juried by Robert Freeman
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON - Honourable Mention, Sculpture, award juried by Tom Dean
2006
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant, Brantford, ON, Juried Art Exhibition, juried by Catherine Elliot-Shaw and Martin Pearce; curated by Kathryn Hogg - Honourable Mention
2005
Timmins Museum and National Exhibition Centre, Timmins, ON, Inaugural Boreal North Sculpture Association Exhibition, juried by Peter Sloan and Amy Switzer - Award of Merit
2000
Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON, Fibreworks, juried by Jennifer Angus, Ingrid Bachman, and Betty Ann Jordan
1999
Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, ON, 26th Annual Juried Exhibition, juried by John Armstrong and Brian Meehan - Jurors’ Award

Solo:

2010
Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON, Titillate
2008
Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON, When I Was Just a Little Girl: Que Sera, Sera?
2006
WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON, Please Touch

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed articles:
2014
Saunders, Heather and Ryan W. Taylor. “The Art and Environment of Embedded Librarianship,” College & Undergraduate Libraries, 2014 21.2: 145-154.
2012
Book review: Whatever is Contained Must be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, my Life as a Feminist Artist by Helène Aylon. MP: An Online Feminist Journal 3.6.

Conference proceedings:
2013
Chatalbash, Rachel, Celia Hartmann, Denis Lessard, and Mario Raminez, eds. Artists’ Records in the Archives: 11-12 Oct., 2011, New York Public Library and the Fashion Institute of Technology. New York: Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

Catalogues edited:
2013
Saunders, H., ed. A Vital Force: The Canadian Group of Painters. Kingston and Oshawa: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery.

Other publications:
2019
Digital archive review: Marcel Breuer Digital Archive, ARLIS NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews, April.
Book review: Mexican Costumbrismo: Race, Society, and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Art by Mey-Yen Moriuchi, ARLIS NA Reviews, March.
Reference question: “You Ask, We Answer” (What defines feminist art?), Members Magazine, The Cleveland Museum of Art, March/April, 42.
2018
Book review: Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada by Heather Davis, ARLIS NA Reviews, November.
Programming overview: “Bringing Films to Life,” Members Magazine, The Cleveland Museum of Art, November/December, 30.
Book review: Landscape into Eco Art by Mark Cheetham, ARLIS NA Reviews, July.
Exhibition preview: “Exhibition -- Alex Jovanovich,” Members Magazine, The Cleveland Museum of Art, May/June, 10.
Book review: Foucault on Painting by Catherine M. Soussloff, ARLIS NA Reviews, May.
Book review: A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning by Cathy Curtis, ARLIS NA Reviews, March.
Book review: Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900 by Laurence Madeline, ARLIS NA Reviews, January.
2017
Essay: “The Ecstasy (and Agony) of Painting in a Male-Dominated Art World: Eleanor Mackey,” Edges of Abstraction, North Bay Regional Curatorial Collective.
Catalogue essay: “Fight or Flight: The Return of the Sublime in the Drawings of Amanda Burk,” Stories of Contentment and Other Fables, Thunder Bay Art Gallery.
Book review: Feminist Avant-Garde: Art from the 1970s/The SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection by Gabriele Schor, ARLIS NA Reviews, April.
Book review: The Rise and Fall of the Fine Art Print in Eighteenth-Century France by W. McAllister Johnson ARLIS NA Reviews, January. 
2016
Book series review: Art Canada Institute Online Art Books, ARLIS NA Multimedia & Technology Reviews, August.
Book review: Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann, Magenta Magazine Spring, 7.1.
2015
Exhibition review: The Summit Meetings by Raphaëlle de Groot, Art Gallery of Windsor, Magenta Magazine Winter, 6.3.
Exhibition review: Behind Closed Doors: Body of Evidence by Natascha Niederstrass, Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON, Magenta Magazine Summer/Fall, 6.2.
2014
Exhibition text: “Harvesting Environmental Justice: Environmental Bookworks by Lise Melhorn-Boe” for It’s Fine, It’s Fine, Everything’s Fine, Kingston School of Art, Kingston, ON.
Book review: International Contemporary Art, Show Time: The 50 Most Influential Exhibitions of Contemporary Art by Jens Hoffman, C Magazine 123: 67-68.
2013
Book review: Provenance: An Alternate History of Art edited by Gail Feigenbaum and Inge Reist, ARLIS NA Reviews, May/ June.
2011
Book review: Push Comes to Shove: New Images of Aggressive Women by Maud Lavin, ARLIS NA Reviews, May/ June.
2010
Book review: Rethinking the Contemporary Art School: The Artist, the PhD, and the Academy by Brad Buckley and John Conomos, ARLIS NA Reviews, June/ July.
2006
Coping With and Preventing Environmental Loss through Art: A Tale of Two Cities,” Women & Environments International, University of Toronto 72/73: 40-41.

Social media:
2017-present
Selected posts for the Cleveland Museum of Art:
Symposium overview: “Paradigm Shift: Open Access at the Cleveland Museum of Art,” CMA Thinker, 25 Jan. 2019.
Programming overview: “Georgia O’Keeffe: Highlights from the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives,” 19 Nov. 2018
Programming overview: “Yayoi Kusama: You Ask, We Answer,” CMA Thinker, 12 Oct. 2018.
Keynote summary: “Michelle Obama in Conversation with Dr. Carla Hayden at the American Library Association Conference, Ingalls Library Blog,” 3 July 2018.
Programming overview: “CMA’s Ingalls Library and Museum Archives Joins International Effort to Write Women into Art History,” CMA Thinker, 16 Mar. 2018.
Employee profile: “Introducing Beth Owens, Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian,” Ingalls Library Blog, 23 Feb. 2018.
Film review: “A Librarian’s Response to Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris,” Ingalls Library Blog, 19 Oct. 2017.
Book review: “Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng,” Ingalls Library Blog, 29 Sept. 2017.
Employee profile: “Celebrating the Career of Chris Edmonson,” Ingalls Library Blog, 31 July 2017.
Book signing overview: “Queering Identity: Crafting Identity and Community @ MOCA Cleveland,” Ingalls Library Blog, 19 June 2017.
2013-15
Guest blog posts for Paradigm Shift (paradigmshiftnyc.om):
*Programming overview: 28 Feb. 2015. Getting out of the Groove: The Feminist Art Project at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY.
*Exhibition review: Feed by Martynka Wawrzyniak, Envoy Enterprises, New York, NY, “The Consumptive Gaze,” 31 Oct. 2014.
*Book review: Box Girl by Lillibet Snellings, 15 Sept. 2014.
*Exhibition review: Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago’s Early Work, 1963-74, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, “Judy Chicago at the Brooklyn Museum and Environs,” 23 Apr. 2014.
*Performance review: Between the Door and the Street by Suzanne Lacy et al., Brooklyn, NY, “Feminists en masse in Prospect Heights,” 21 Nov. 2013.
*Book review: Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom published by The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 13 Oct. 2013.
*Book review: Gendered: Art and Feminist Theory by Tal Dekel, 15 July 2013.
*Exhibition review: Ana Mendieta - Late Works 1981-85, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY, 23 May 2013.
2009-present
Artist in Transit

PANELS AND PRESENTATIONS
2019
The New York Art Resources Consortium (the Brooklyn Museum, the Frick Collection, and the Museum of Modern Art) and the Internet Archive, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, Advancing Art Libraries and Curated Web Archives, “Digital Collecting in Art and Museum Libraries” (panelist), 11-12 Feb. 
ARLIS/NA Conference (Insight Incite In Sight), Salt Lake City, UT, “Roving Reference for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” (poster presenter),  27-29, Mar.
InTown Club, Cleveland, OH, “Female Firsts: Celebrating American Trailblazers in the Art World,” 7 Jan. 
2018
The Cleveland Museum of Art,  “Art Librarianship,” Career Panel for Cuyahoga Community College, panelist, 1 Nov. 
The Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University, Keithley Symposium (theme: 1970 bombing of Rodin's The Thinker), “The Vietnam War Era: Clipping Files as Experiential Visual Literacy” (co-presenter of breakout session with Louis Adrean and Beth Owens), Sept. 28
Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Artist Talk, 2 May
Cleveland Museum of Art, “Female Firsts: Celebrating American Trailblazers in the Art World” (guest speaker for the Womens Council), 9 Jan.
2016
ARLIS/NA New England Chapter, Scholarly Communication in Arts Librarianship (webinar panelist), 14 Nov.
Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Hartford, CT, “Regressive Conservative: Margaret Sutherland’s Nude Portrait of Prime Minister Stephen Harper” (panelist and chair), 17-20 Mar.
Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference (Library Lab: The Idea Incubator), Toronto, ON, “Rainbow Bridges: Ryerson’s Community Building with the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives,” (convenor, by invitation from Paula Cardozo, University of Lethbridge), 27-30 Jan.
2015
Nipissing University, Directed Studio Research and Professional Practice class (instructor Alex Landon Richardson), North Bay, ON, “DIY Archiving,” 18 Dec.
White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON, Salon des féministes, Art + Politics, “Regressive Conservative: Margaret Sutherland’s Nude Portrait of Prime Minister Stephen Harper,” with Integrity in Politics choir, 3 Oct.
Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, Winnipeg, MB, “Archiving for Artists,” 6 May.
2014
Nipissing University, Directed Studio Research and Professional Practice class (instructor Amanda Burk), North Bay, ON, “Anticipating the Archive: Preparing your Personal Papers as an Artist,” 7 Feb.
2013
OCAD University, Social Media and Creative Research (panelist, by invitation from organizer, Art Libraries Society of North America Ontario chapter), 17 Oct.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds), Atlanta, GA, “The Blog as an Extended Artist Statement” (panelist), 8-10 Nov.
2012
Art Gallery of Mississauga, “Social Media: The Basics,” Mississauga, ON, 25 June.
Columbia University Libraries Symposium (New Models of Academic Collaboration), New York, NY, “The Art and Environment of Embedded Librarianship” with Ryan W. Taylor, SUNY Purchase, 16 Mar.
2011
University of Toronto at Mississauga, Out of Joint: Voices on Mentoring, in conjunction with Viva Voce exhibition at Blackwood Gallery (panelist, by invitation from Jill Caskey), 21 Oct.
Biennial Conference on Image and Imagery (Silence and the Silenced) Brock University, St. Catharines, ON “Hush Baby Girl: The Silencing of Females in Visual and Popular Culture Manifested in Art,” 28-29 Oct.
The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York Symposium (Artists’ Records in the Archives) New York Public Library and the Fashion Institute of Technology, “Archiving Social Media Content by Artists,” 11-12 Oct.
2010
Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, Guest Artist Series (Art and Art History program), 23 Feb.
Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Association Conference, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, MD, “Feminist Self-Publishing from an Artist’s Perspective,” 11 June.
Arts for Social and Environmental Justice Symposium, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, ON, “Art and the Environment @ Purchase: Lessons Learned from Interdisciplinary Collaboration,” with Ryan W. Taylor, SUNY Purchase, 13-15 May.
Art Libraries Society of North America Conference, Boston, MA, “Blogging as an Artist/Librarian Hybrid,” 23-26 Apr.
2009
Purchase College, State University of New York, Artist Talk, Queer Media Convergence class (instructor Shaka McGlotten), 3 Dec.International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. “Redefining Medieval Patronage: Female Circulation of Books of Hours,” 7-10 May.
2006
Art Libraries Society of North America Conference (Transcontinental Perspectives), Banff, AB, “Internet Art: In Search of a Best Practice that Balances Archivists’ Conflicting Responsibilities,” 5-9 May.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Nipissing University:

Art Against the Academy, FAVA2236, Fall 2016
Art and Culture in Modern and Contemporary Canada, FAVA2277, Winter 2016
Modern Art and Social Movements, cross-listed with Gender Equality and Social Justice, FAVA2237, Fall 2015
Modern Art and Design History II (20th C.), cross-listed with Gender Equality and Social Justice, FAVA2237, Winter 2014, Winter 2015
Modern Art and Design History I (19th C.), cross-listed with Gender Equality and Social Justice, FAVA2236, Fall 2014
Library instruction sessions for students at graduate and undergraduate level, 2012-2017

Purchase College, State University of New York:

Art and the Environment, co-taught with Ryan W. Taylor, ENV 2260, Winter 2010
Library instruction sessions for gallery curators and docents, as well as students in arts management (undergraduate level), studio art (undergraduate and graduate level), and art history (undergraduate and graduate level), and College Writing freshman course; 2018-10


EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
2017 - present
Manuscript RefereeArt Documentation, Art Libraries Society of North America, Oak Creek, WI
2012
Editor (Interim), Currents newsletter (summer issue), Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
2011
Associate Editor (Contract), annual volumes of Libraries Canada and Governments Canada, Grey House Publishing Canada, Toronto, ON
2010
Indexer and bibliographer, Posner, Helaine, and Nancy Princenthal, eds. The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power. Purchase, NY and Munich: DelMonico Books·Prestel.
2009
Manuscript Referee, Art Documentation, Art Libraries Society of North America, Oak Creek, WI
2008
Research Assistant, MacDonald, C. S. A Dictionary of Canadian Artists. Vol. 9. Newlands, Anne and Judith Parker, eds. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada.
2007-08
Co-editor with Matthew Ryan Smith. Annual Art Journal, Department of Fine Art, University of Toronto (inaugural issue)
2006-07
Editorial Board Member, Library Student Journal, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Publisher, FUSE magazine, Arton’s Publishing, Toronto, ON
1997-98
Arts and Entertainment Editor, The Medium (University of Toronto newspaper), Mississauga, ON

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (ELECTED/ APPOINTED POSITIONS)
2017-2018
Member, Travel Award Selection Committee, Art Libraries Society of North America Ohio Valley chapter
2016
Board Member, White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON
2011-12
Treasurer and Membership Coordinator, Ontario Chapter, Art Libraries Society of North America
2010-11
Member, Gerd Muesham Award Selection Committee, Art Libraries Society of North America
2007-08
Chair, Archives Committee, Ontario Chapter, Art Libraries Society of North America

DEPARTMENTAL/ UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Nipissing University:
2016-17
Librarian representative, Special Joint Committee, Nipissing University Faculty Association
2016
Chaired hiring committee for contract Librarian
Member of hiring committee for Manager, Archives and Access Services
2015-2017
Member of Fine and Performing Arts marketing committee and strategic planning committee
Alternate Team Leader, Archives Disaster Recovery Plan, Harris Learning Library
Ambassador, Ontario College and University Library Association
2015
Hiring committee, Assistant Professor, Art History and Visual Studies (Long-term appointment)
Co-curated Sneak Peek BFA exhibition, The Westlake Gallery, North Bay, ON with Alex Landon Richardson
2014-2017
Participated in mid-year and end-of-year Bachelor of Fine Art critiques
Contract Academic Staff Bargaining Unit representative (elected)
2013
Served on hiring committee for Manager of Archives and Special Collections
Participated in Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) for Gender Equality and Social Justice
2012-2017
Served on hiring committee for multiple support staff positions and on one external Appointment and Promotion Committee 
2012
Participated in Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) for Anthropology

Purchase College, State University of New York:
2010
Served on hiring committee for Reference and Instruction Librarian (faculty tenure track)
2009-10
Co-organized library workshops for faculty union
Library liaison for Campus Life committee and Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation (on-campus photography archive)
2009
Chaired hiring committee for Visual Resources Associate
Served on hiring committee for Visiting Assistant Professor of Arts Management
2008-10
Served on two faculty review committees
Sat on Arts Management Board of Study
2008-09
Interim coordintor for Visual Resources Collection, including management of three graduate students

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2017
Co-organizer, Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon (with Rebecca Kasperavicius), White Water Gallery, North Bay, ON  
2014-2016
Member, gallery advisory committee, WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, ON
2012
Art Gallery of Mississauga, organized community reading room
2010
Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, technology tutor, Elderly Technology Assistance Program
2005
North Bay Literacy Council, North Bay, ON, tutor

BIBLIOGRAPHY/ MEDIA COVERAGE
2018
McDevitt-Stredney, Marsha, ed. “Interview with a Librarian: Heather Saunders.” Ohio Libraries Quarterly (Special Libraries issue), 7.3, 2-6 and 21-26.
Gathercole, Gayle. “Trailblazing Women Artists: A Talk by a Trailblazing Woman Artist,” Jottings, The Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, January.
2017
The Cleveland Muesum of Art,  “Introducing (Q & A),” Donor Circles Newsletter, Oct.
Announcements of appointment:
*DeMarco, Laura. “Cleveland Museum of Art Appoints New Director of the Ingalls Library,” The Plain Dealer, 14 Feb.
*“Heather Saunders Appointed Director of Ingalls Library at the Cleveland Museum of Art,” Art Daily, Feb.
*“Morning Links: Girl Scout Cookie Edition -- Museums,” ARTnews, 15 Feb.
*“Transitions,” Hyperallergic, 17 Feb.
2016
Robinson, Christopher. Interview re. The Future of Human(ity) at White Water Gallery, Cogeco TV, July.
2013
Smith, Matthew Ryan. “The Birds and the Bees: Heather Saunders’s Freaky Friday series.” Text accompanying work in progress at College Art Association ARTexchange, organized by Sharon Butler and Timothy Nolan, College Art Association conference, New York.
2012
Boyum, Sarah. “Juried Art Show Displays Work with Sex Themes.” Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, 20 May.
Inwood, Hillary, and Ryan W. Taylor. “Creative Approaches to Environmental Learning: Two Perspectives on Teaching Environmental Art Education.” International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education 2.1 (2012): 65-75 (refereed).
2010
Régimbal, Christopher. “Bleaching Out All the Kevins,” essay for Titillate, Gallery 1313. 
Feminist Task Force, American Library Association. “Feminist Librarians on the Web.”
2009
Visual Arts Ontario. Profile, Agenda, Winter.
2008
Landry, Mike. Interview, Things of Desire, 1.12.
2006
Burns, Garry. “Juried Exhibition for All Tastes,” Brantford Expositor 18 Nov.
2005
University of Toronto and Sheridan College Art and Art History website. 10 Graduates. Defunct.
2000
Cove-Shannon, Miranda. “Expect the Unexpected,” Echo Weekly 20-26 Jan.
Kallis, Laurie. “UTM Alumni Explore Women and Wonderland,” The Medium (University of Toronto newspaper), 24 Jan.
1999
Fraser, Oona. Radio interview, CKMS 100.3, University of Waterloo.


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