Helen Gerritzen

Artist in Residence
2023 SuperTrain Artist in Residence
A headshot of Helen Gerritzen, smiling at the camera wearing black glasses and a black turtleneck, and sporting light blonde hair

Helen Gerritzen lives and works in Edmonton/ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (amiskwacîwâskahikan).

Her work uses objects to evoke a feminist interpretation of iconography, symbol and myth relating to the female body in old and new stories. Gerritzen received an MFA from the University of Alberta in 1999, where she taught Printmaking and Drawing, and coordinated the Drawing program for the Department of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous juried and invited exhibitions. A move to Houston, Texas in 2010 and a subsequent relocation to a rural community in England initiated a major shift in her professional artistic career. She is grateful to be back in Canada working in her newly built studio and tending her community garden.

Study 1 Ana Mendieta Where Are You

Helen Gerritzen will be working with Kyla Fischer and creating work for the SuperTrain Residency, an initiative in partnership with the Edmonton Arts Council and Pattison Outdoor Advertising.