Heather Benning's Bio

Heather Benning was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan in 1980. She began her formal studies in fine arts at the University of Regina, and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2004 and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009. Between her degrees, Heather returned to Saskatchewan, where she completed several large-scale, site-specific installations. Upon completion of her MFA, she worked as a mold-maker and technician for several Scottish sculptors and at Powderhall Bronze in Edinburgh, Scotland as a foundry technician. Heather has returned to rural Saskatchewan where she works part-time farming with her father. She is currently building a new body of work using the farm shop as her studio.