Heidi Barkun is a Montreal visual artist – sculptor, painter and woodworker – who works with a variety of mediums, mostly beeswax, oil paint and recycled materials. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology from McGill University in 1995, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 1999.Her first solo exhibition was held at Galerie SAS in 2002, followed by Galerie Simon Blais in 2003, NEST gallery in 2005, and Visual Voice Gallery in 2008. She has participated in several important group shows in Montreal and Toronto during her professional career. Barkun’s work can be found in many private and corporate collections, most notably the The Senvest Collection, Banque Nationale du Canada, and The Avmor Collection. In 2004, her sculpture included in The Avmor Collection was published in the book “The Avmor Collection,” and in 2012 her sculpture was included in the book Headlight Anthology 15 – Lost, Found, Stolen. In May, 2014, two of Barkun's works were included in the Orillia Museum of Art's group exhibition "Life & Limb".