Mathilde Heu

Biography

Mathilde Heu (b. 1993) is a Swiss artist and Illustrator based in London. Her work spans a wide range of practices including drawing, writing, installation and illustration. She freelances full-time, navigating between commercial work and personal projects.

Often of large scale and immersive by their nature, her installations and panorama-like drawings invite the audience to wander in landscapes or soundscapes that play with our senses and sense of scale.

“Heu is less interested in analogy, in drawing equivalences, than in those moments when we lose the sense of what we’re looking at, when we’re overwhelmed by what things could be.”

Education

'Master in Contemporary Art Practice (Critical Practice Pathway)' | Royal College of Art | London (UK), 2018.

'Bachelor in Visual Arts' | ECAV (édhéa) | Sierre (CH), 2016.


Exhibitions

'Thought Bubble', Comic Art Festival (online edition) | Leeds (UK), 2020.

'A Dance Of Scale' | Assembly Point |  London (UK), 2019.

'Le Grand K' | Science Museum | London (UK), 2019.

'Le Grand K' | Gossamer Fog | London (UK), 2019.

'HIX Award' | Coutts Bank - The Strand | London (UK), 2019.

'HIX Award Show' | HIX Gallery | London (UK), 2018.

'Final Show' | Royal College of Art | London (UK), 2018.

'Are You Ready' | Museum of London | London (UK), 2017.

'Final Show' | Halles USEGO| Sierre (CH), 2016.

'D'un monde à l'autre' | Halles de Porrentruy | Porrentruy (CH), 2015.

'JJ/MM/AAAA' | Espace de la Grenette | Sion (CH), 2015.

'Le Grenier 7th edition' | Le Grenier | Lausanne (CH), 2014.


Stage Design

KMDT, 'Greater than Lion', London (UK), (Upcoming - 2021).


Publications / self-publications

'Infrathin in Translation' | Shades of Noir | London (UK), 2019.

'Is that a Ghost in the Shell?' | Le grand K | London (UK), 2019.

'Archive of the Forgetting' | Are you Ready? | London (UK), 2017.


Animation

Mark Kelly, music video clip 'Reflection', Vevey (CH), (Upcoming)

Chronyko Ltd, Game Teaser Animatic, Reading (UK), 2020.

"Samos - The Faces of our Border" directed by Shams Abou El Enein, Sion (CH), 2020.


Awards


'HIX Art Award' | People's Choice Winner | London (UK), 2018.

'IAAC' | Travel Bursary to Shanghai | London (UK), 2017.

'Master's Dissertation, Distinction' | Royal College of Art | London (UK), 2017.

'Bachelor's Dissertation, Distinction' | ECAV (édhéa) | Sierre (CH), 2016.


Residencies

'Hacker-In-Residence' | Imperial College London - Hackspace | London (UK), 2019.


Clients (Illustration)

Chronyko Ltd, Reading (UK), 2019 - 2020.
Dany Jollien, Sierre (CH), 2016, 2020.
Shams Abou El Enein, Sierre (CH), 2020.
BladeBug Ltd, London (UK), 2020.
Sharky And George Ltd, London (UK), 2019-2020.
The Exploration Society, London (UK), 2019-2020.
HIX Restaurants, London (UK), 2019.
Midnight Madness, London (UK), 2019 - 2021.
Atlantis Technologies Ltd, (USA), 2017.
Longshot Features, (USA), 2017.


Skills + Softwares

Illustration
Installation
Prop-making
Animatic + Storyboarding
Animation

Adobe Suite CC20 :
- Photoshop
- Illustrator
- InDesign
- AfterEffects
Blender (Beginner)
Z-Brush (Beginner)
Formlabs (3D printing)
Wacom Intuos Pro

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