Biography

Growing up in Vancouver, B.C. Vivian Herman began her formal art training at U.B.C. while doing Art History and Library Science degrees. There she was taught by Toni Onley and found printmaking to be the medium that she worked in for many years thereafter. Settling in Calgary in the mid 70’s she continued to explore new ways of expressing the natural elements and landscapes, eventually discovering collage and mixed media. They allowed for unexpected results of colours and shapes through the process of layering paper, fabric, and paint. Vivian has done numerous group and solo exhibitions as well as commissioned work and is a member of Betzalel Arts in Calgary. Dividing her time between Calgary and the coast she is continually inspired by the beauty of both the foothills and the ocean.


Education

1968-1972    University of British Columbia: B.A. Major in Fine Arts

1973-1975    University of British Columbia: Masters in Library Science

1976-1977    University of Calgary: Fine Arts Printmaking

1984-1987    Alberta College of Art: Extension courses Etching


Exhibitions

1984-1989    A Canadian Collection, Calgary: group show      

1988             Goldschmiede Studio, Calgary: solo show

1989             Vancouver Jewish Community Centre: group show

1989             Temple Shalom Gallery, Vancouver: solo show

1990             Gulf Canada Square, Calgary: solo show

1990             Petro Canada, Calgary: Alberta Printmakers juried show

1992             Calgary Jewish Centre: solo show

1994             Electrum Design Studio, Edmonton: solo show

2003            Art Point, Calgary: solo show

2013             Betzalel Arts, Calgary: group show

2016             Betzalel Arts, Calgary: juried group show “Renewal”

2016             Betzalel Arts, Calgary: juried group show “Passages”

2017             Betzalel Arts, Calgary: juried group show “Open Hearts”

2017             Betzalel Arts, Calgary: solo show “Twelve”