About

Heather Rattray is a queer, neurodivergent photographer born in Vancouver, British Columbia. They live and work between Vancouver and Toronto, Ontario, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ryerson University School of Image Arts in 2019. Their work is primarily lens-based, blending image with text to create multidimensional pieces involving themes of identity, childhood, self-exploration and connection to the natural world. They have exhibited work in both group and solo shows on a local and international scale, and won an Honourable Mention for the Burtynsky Grant in 2019 for their self-published book “98 Ways to Say ‘Very Good’”.

Contact

Phone  -  (604) 307 1226

Email  -  heather.rattray@ryerson.ca

Education

2019  -  Bachelor of Fine Arts  -  Ryerson University

Exhibitions and Awards

2022 - Ryerson Image Centre Student Gallery - Solo Show (Upcoming)

2022 - Culture, Doré Art Collective - Online Exhibition & Group Show (Upcoming)

2022 - Fabricated Gallery, Kitchen - Online Exhibition & Group Show

2020 - Don't Smile, Family Frames - Online Exhibition & Group Show

2020 - Ryerson Artspace, She Unfolds - Group Show

2020 - Gallery 44, Salon 44 - Group Show

2020 - Gallery 576, Starry Night - Group Show

2019 - Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Award Contender - Group Show & Grant

2019 - BEERS Annual Open/Summer Marathon 2020 Long List - Solo Show

2019 - PAL Gallery Photo Open - Group Show

2019 - Burtynsky Grant Honourable Mention - Contact Festival

2018 & 2019 - Edition Photo Book Fair - Ryerson University Table

2018 - Contact Award Nominee - Ryerson University

2018 - First Edition Photobook Award Winner - Ryerson University

2018 - Fragments Third Year Show - Ryerson University (Group Show)

2017 - Gallery 310 - Ryerson University (Solo Exhibition)

2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 - Maximum Exposure - Ryerson University (Group Show)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 - Bread & Butter - Ryerson University (Group Show)

Publications

2022 - Feels Magazine - Issue 17, Contributor 

2022 - Soft Quarterly - Issue 6, Contributor 

2022 - Snowman Review - Zine, Contributor

2022 - Creatures Magazine - Contributor

2022 - Visceral 8 Magazine - Vol. 2 Issue 6, Contributor

2022 - Open Minds Quarterly - Contributor

2021 - AROUND Magazine - Issue 80, Featured Artist & Contributor 

2021 - VOID Magazine - Contributor

2021 - Cool Customer - Issue 3, Contributor

2021 - Fiiiirst - Contributor 

2020 - Poth Magazine - Issue 1, Featured Artist

2020 - Lunatics Project - Issue 5, Contributor

2020 - Subjectiv Journal - Summer Publication, Contributor

2020 - F-Stop Magazine Still Life - Issue 99 & 101, Contributor

2019 - Feels Magazine - Issue 9, Featured Artist

2019 - Kaleidoscope Magazine - Featured Artist

2019 - RAD Magazine - Featured Artist

2018, 2019 - Function Magazine - Featured Artist

2018 - The Continuist - Featured Artist

Self-Published Books

2018  -  98 Ways to Say Very Good

2018  -  Sugar Cubes  -  Set of 3

2017  -  Unremarkable  -  Boxed Set of 3

Using Format