Heather Hart is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Seattle, WA. Through her interdisciplinary practice she fuses fabricated and historical belief systems, legends that have been bequeathed through generations mixed with invention and intuition to make environments that redirect viewers to become participants. Her solo exhibitions include The Intuitionists, The Drawing Center, NY (2014); The Porch Project, Figure One Gallery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (2014); The Western Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother, Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA (2013); and The Eastern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother, Brooklyn Museum, NY (2012). Her group exhibitions include Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC (2015); State Park, UCSD Gallery, San Diego, CA (2015); The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2012).
Hart’s awards and residencies include Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2013 – 2014); Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE (2014) Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant (2013); Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA (2012 – 2013); Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY (2013); and Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant (2011). Her writings were published in The New York Times (2013), ARTNews (2012) and Artslant (2012). Hart received a B.F.A. from Cornish College of the Arts and an M.F.A. from Rutgers University. She also studied at Princeton University and participated in Whitney ISP.Areytos Performance Works
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