Barbara Heller

Barbara Heller spent many years exploring the fields of painting, print making and fabric arts, before deciding to devote herself full time to tapestry. She has exhibited widely over the past twenty-five years, locally, nationally, and internationally. Her tapestries have been featured in several books and the subject of magazine and newspaper articles. In the summer of 2005, she published Cover Ups and Revelations: the Tapestries of Barbara Heller, available through her studio, the Fibre Art Studio on Granville Island, Vancouver, which is open to the public.

Ms. Heller has organized exhibitions and symposia, written articles and given lectures, edited publications and curated exhibitions. She has represented Canada overseas at symposia and conferences and has lectured on the place of Canadian tapestry in the world. As well she has lectured on her own work, often in conjunction with exhibitions and with teaching workshops. She was the Canadian correspondent for the International Tapestry Journal and sat on the Board of the American Tapestry Alliance for 8 years. Currently she is an ATA volunteer. She founded the B.C. Society of Tapestry Artists, a non-profit society for the promotion of tapestry, which organizes exhibitions and lectures. She is also the founder of the Canadian Tapestry Network and co-editor of the group's newsletter.

Ms. Heller is a passionate proponent of the art of tapestry and of the place of tapestry in contemporary applied art.

For a list of exhibitions at public institutions featuring Barbara Heller's works, click here

Artist Work
New Guinea Mudman - The Cover Up Series
35 in x 25 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
Surgeon - The Cover Up Series
35 in x 25 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
The Herald
49 in x 39.5 in
tapestry

$16000 CDN

Artist Work
The Shaman
50 in x 32 in
tapestry

$16000 CDN

Artist Work
Red Poppy
21.25 in x 20.5 in
tapestry

$4300

Artist Work
The Apple of God's Eye
20.5 in x 20.75 in
tapestry

$4300

Artist Work
Bride - The Cover Up Series
35 in x 25 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
Habibi
55 in x 46 in
tapestry

$25300 CDN

Artist Work
Ozymandias
62 in x 66 in
tapestry

$40920 CDN

Artist Work
French Foreign Legionnaires - The Cover Up Series
35 in x 27 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
Bamboo
40.75 in x 32.75 in
tapestry

Artist Work
Canadian Klansman - The Cover Up Series
35 in x 25 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
School Crossing Guard - The Cover Up Series
35 in x 25 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
War Zones: Bosnia
12.5 in x 24 in
tapestry

$4100 CDN

Artist Work
War Zones: Somalia
24 in x 12.5 in
tapestry

$4100 CDN

Artist Work
War Zones: Rwanda
12.5 in x 24 in
tapestry

$4100 CDN

Artist Work
Hella Ophelia
61 in x 44 in
tapestry

$26800 CDN

Artist Work
Passing Shadow
60 in x 49 in
tapestry

$29400 CDN

Artist Work
Right of Passage
46 in x 60 in
tapestry

$27600 CDN

Artist Work
The Last Resort
49 in x 61 in
tapestry

$29900 CDN

Artist Work
Don's Rose
17 in x 17 in
tapestry

$2900 USD

Artist Work
Good Bird / Bad Bird I
17 in x 20 in
tapestry

$4700 CDN

Artist Work
Good Bird / Bad Bird II
17 in x 20 in
tapestry

$4700 CDN

Artist Work
Bokhara Algorithm (detail)
37 in x 24 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
Bokhara Algorithm
37 in x 24 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
Kilim Algorithm
37 in x 24 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
Kilim Algorithm (detail)
37 in x 24 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
Heat Map Algorithm
37 in x 24 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
Ikat Algorithm
37 in x 24 in
tapestry

$12000 CDN

Artist Work
Future Relic - Kilim
10 in x 7 in
tapestry

$750 CDN

Artist Work
Future Relic - Flower
10 in x 7 in
tapestry

$750 CDN

Artist Work
Future Relic - Flames
10 in x 7 in
tapestry

$750 CDN

Artist Work
Future Relic - Africa
10 in x 7 in
tapestry

$750 CDN

Artist Work
Future Relic - Turkey
10 in x 7 in
tapestry

$750 CDN

Artist Work
Bryce Canyon
36 in x 36 in
tapestry

$13000 CDN

Artist Work
Sarah Rebecca
49 in x 73.5 in
tapestry