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Grant Heaps is a Canadian textile artist, living and working in Toronto. Heaps is known for constructing ornate quilts and costumes into mixed-media art installations. In the development of his work, the artist collects various material ephemera from thrifted men’s ties to luxurious designer fabrics. His material choices become a manifestation of his belief that “any fabric can always be spun into pieces of both functional and decorative contemporary art.” Heaps has held exhibitions in England, Germany, Holland, the Netherlands and the United States and he is currently the Assistant Wardrobe Coordinator for the National Ballet of Canada, where he has worked for over 20 years.