Helen Hiebert


2012 Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX
  Massachussetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA
2011 University of Illinois, Springfield, IL
2010 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
  ‘about space’, installation & performance, Portland, OR
  The Portland Building, Portland, OR
2009 Pacific University Library, Forest Grove, OR
  Ten Days on the Island Festival, Tasmania
  Ogle, Portland, OR
2008 Reed College, Portland, OR
  One of One Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2007 The Portland Art Center, Portland, OR
2006 Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland, OR


2013 Raw Potential, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
  Washi & Other Ephemera, Durango, CO
2012 Fiber Arts Now, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
  The Art of Handmade Paper, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
  The Letter, The Word & The Book, New Mexico, History Museum, Santa Fe, NM
  Revealed Terrain, Landscape in Contemporary Artists’ Books, Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
2011 Paper, Print, Type, Korean Craft Museum, Cheongju, South Korea
  The Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
  Papier Faszination, year-long traveling exhibition in Germany
  Process and Product: A National Paper and Book Arts Invitational Show, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Oregon College of Art & Craft Senior Residency Exhibition, Portland, OR
  10×10, Portland Open Studios Anniversary Show, Portland, OR
2009 Paper Global, Deggendorf, Germany
  Shu Mok Ji, Seoul, Korea
  For the Love of Food, Cedarcrest College, Allentown, PA
  Oregon College of Art & Craft Fibers Show, PSU Littman Gallery, Portland, OR
  OCAC @ PCA, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, OR
2008 Wasser I Zeichen, Bremen, Germany
  Six Points, Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN
  The Embedded Image, St. Louis Craft Alliance
2007 Construct/Re-construct, The Cathedral Building, Portland, OR
  Look Inside, Window Installation at Guardino Gallery, Porltand, OR
  Craft Bienniale, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
  Road Trip, Minneapolis Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
  Do North, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland, OR
2006 Hot Air Balloons of Paper, installation & performance, College Park Aviation Museum, MD
  Friends of Dard Hunter Juried Exhibition, Chillicothe, OH
  Paper: Edge Color, Light, Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, Portland, OR
  Korean Paper Invitational, Korea (2006)
  Text Ball, Portland Art Center, Portland, OR
2005–1996  NxNW: 6x6x6, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (2005)

Captured Light, Gresham City Hall Visual Arts Gallery, OR (2004)

SF International Gift Fair Exhibitor (2003/2004)

Turning The Page: Contemporary Artists’ Books, Delta Axis, Memphis, TN (2001)

Book/Art/Book, Artist Bookworks, Houston, TX (1998)


Colorado Creative Industries JumpStart Grant (2013)

Regional Arts & Culture Council, Artistic Focus Project Grant in Visual Arts (2012)

Celebration Foundation Grant (2011)

Oregon Arts Commission Career Development Grant (2010)

Oregon College of Art & Craft, Senior Residency (2010)

Portland Building Installation Space Award (2010)

Regional Arts & Culture Council, Artistic Focus Project Grant in Visual Arts (2010)

Oregon Arts Commission Career Development Grant (2009)

Regional Arts & Culture Council, Artistic Focus Project Grant in Multidisciplinary Arts (2008)

Regional Arts & Culture Council, Professional Development Grant (2005)

Penland School of Crafts, Studio Assistant Scholarship (1996)

Ehret Appleton Memorial Award from the Overseas Development Network (1992)

Phi Beta Kappa (member since 1987)

German American Friendship Club scholarship for Junior Year abroad program (1986/87)



Christine Vitron. Nurturing Strands, Crochet Magazine, Winter 2010

Robert Gregory, Papermaking Artist Helen Hiebert wins Arts Commission Grant, The Oregonian, October 14, 2010

D.K. Row. Upcoming: Closing festivities for Helen Hiebert’s ‘Mother Tree’, The Oregonian, July 21, 2010

D.K. Row. Give Yourself an Artful Break Tonight, The Oregonian, March 5, 2009

D.K. Row. On View: Helen Hiebert, Diane Jacobs …, The Oregonian, August 21, 2008

D.K. Row. Helen Hiebert & others at Portland Art Center, The Oregonian, November 12, 2007

Laura Thomas, Light and Paper Make Luminous Art, San Fransisco Chronicle, October 22, 2003



University of Missouri (2013)

Santa Fe Book Arts Guild (2013)

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts (2012)

Austin Peay State University (2012)

Massachussetts College of Liberal Arts (2012)

University of Springfield, IL (2011)

Adjunct Faculty, Oregon College of Art & Craft, papermaking instructor (2005 – 2012)

Pacific University, Adjunct Professor in Papermaking, Forest Grove, OR (Fall 2009, Spring 2003)

Paperworks, Tuscon, AZ (2009)

Visiting Artist, Reed College, Portland, OR (2008)

Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME (September 2007)

Papierwespe, Vienna, Austria (July 2007)

Penland School of Arts & Crafts, Penland, NC (2011, 2009, 2006)

Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, TN (Summer 2005)

Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 20th Anniversary workshop (Summer 2005)

Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY (August 2004)

Paper & Book Intensive (2004, 2000, 1997)

Portland State University, Haystack Program, Cannon Beach, OR (July 2000)

SW School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, TX (October 1998)

Dieu Donné Papermill, New York, NY (1993 – 1998)

Dieu Donné’: Responsive Hands, papermaking for NYC school children (1992-1998)



Board Member, International Association of Hand Papermakers & Paper Artists (2007-present)

Board member, Hand Papermaking, national papermaking journal, (2004 – 2009)

Columnist, Hand Papermaking Magazine (2005 – present)

Board member, Friends of Dard Hunter, national association of hand papermakers (1997 – 2000)

Consultant for the SUBIR project in Ecuador, an economic development project (April 1997)

Program Director at Dieu Donné Papermill, NYC (1992 – 1997)



Playing with Paper, to be published by Rockport Publishing in 2013

Paper Illuminated, published by Storey Communications in 2001

The Papermaker’s Companion, published by Storey Communications in 2000

Papermaking with Plants, published by Storey Communications in 1998



Handmade Paper in Motion, published by Hand Papermaking Magazine, 2010

Paper in Three Dimensions, by Diane Maurer, Watson Guptill, 2006

Paper: An Inspirational Portfolio, by Gabrielle Faulkner, The Ivy  Press, 1999

Paper Art: The Art of Sculpting with Paper, by Michael G. LaFosse, Quarry Books, 1998

Paper Lamps featured in The Oregonian, Oregon Home, San Francisco Chronicle, Interior Design, House & Garden, Architectural Record,  & Country Living magazines (1999-2004)



That’s Clever, Fall 2006

The Insider’s Garden, Fall 2003

Our Place, Winter 2002

Handmade by Design, August 1997

Sesame Street, January 1997



Penthouse of the John Ross Building, South Waterfront Development, Portland, OR, 2011

Mirabella Portland, Portland, OR, 2010

Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, 2008

Amoros Apartment Building Lobby, Tribeca, NYC, 1998



Chapman University, Orange, CA

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Boca Raton, FL

Mills College, Oakland, CA

Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR

Ringling College of Art & Design, FL

Scripps College, Claremont, CA

UCLA Young Research Library, Special Collections, Los Angeles, CA

UCLA Arts Library, Artist Book Collection, Los Angeles, CA

University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

University of Iowa, Main Library, Special Collections, Iowa City, IA

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

University of Puget Sound, WA

University of Washington, WA

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Yale University, New Haven, CT



BA in Fine Arts from the University of the South, Sewanee, TN, 1987

Junior year abroad at the art school of the Universität Mainz, Germany (1985 – 1986)