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Heather Hart

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Lives in
Brooklyn, NY

Works in
Brooklyn, NY


sculpture, conceptual, interactive mixed-media performance, interactive-art installation


Born in Seattle, Heather Hart was an artist in residence at Skowhegan, Santa Fe Art Institute, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and at the Whitney ISP and received a fellowship from NYFA, a Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant and a Harvestworks Study Grant. Her work has been included in a variety of publications and exhibited worldwide including at Socrates Sculpture Park, Art in General, Rush Arts Gallery, Museum of Art and Craft in Japan, Portland Art Center and Brooklyn Museum of Art. She studied at Princeton and received my MFA from Rutgers. Hart lives and works in Brooklyn.


Selected Exhibitions

  • 2012: (forthcoming) The Eastern Oracle, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY
  • 2011: Bartertown (Trading Post VII: Between the Bridges), part of DUMBO Arts Festival, NY
  • 2011: The Oracle of Epicure: Tooth for Tooth, part of With Food in Mind, curated by Nicole Caruth, Center for Book Arts, NY
  • 2010:  The Northern Oracle, 14th Annual Franconia Arts & Artist Celebration & Festival, MN
  • 2010:  Barter Town (Trading Post V: Juneteenth), solo exhibition co-sponsored by NYFA Artists & Audiences Exchange and Harlem Children's Zone, NY
  • 2010:  The New Numinous Negro, in conjunction with Greater New York, MoMA PS1, NY
  • 2010:  Juju for the Blood, in conjunction with Common Jive, EFA Project Space, NY
  • 2010:  92YTribeca, Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition, NY
  • 2009:  Whitney ISP Studio Exhibition, Art In General, NY
  • 2008:  Archeologies of Wonder,  Real Art Ways, CT
  • 2008:  1968: Then and Now,  curated by Deborah Willis, NYU Gulf + Western Gallery, NY
  • 2008:  Subpoena,  curated by Nico Wheadon, Talman + Monroe Gallery, NY
  • 2008:  Bang Bang,  Jajo Gallery, NJ
  • 2008:  Your Documents Please,  Museum of Art and Craft, Itami, Japan. Traveled to ZAIM, Yokohama, and 2B Gallery, Budapest, and Galeria Z, Bratislava
  • 2008:  The Free Art Fair,  performance with Pablo Helguera, The Armory Show, NY
  • 2008:  Rather Round Table,  Mason Gross Galleries, NJ
  • 2008:  Arte ≠ Vida,  performance with Raphael Montañez Ortiz, El Museo del Barrio, NY
  • 2008:  Neo-Constructivism: Art, Architecture   Activism,  Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ
  • 2007:  Memory and Place,  curated by Deborah Willis, Institute of African American Affairs at NYU, NY
  • 2007:  Mme. Nightingale’s Authentic Expert Face Readings,  by Tooth and Comb Social Club, ArtBasel Miami, FL
  • 2007:  Material Culture,  Longwood Art Gallery, NY
  • 2007:  Off Color,  Diaspora Vibe Gallery, FL
  • 2007:  Sculpture Alumni Invitational,  Cornish Main Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2007:  Strand,  curated by Rico Gatson, NYCAMS, NY
  • 2007:  Jamaica Flux 2007,  Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, NY
  • 2007:  The Feminine Mystique,  Jersey City Museum, NJ
  • 2007:  Workspace07,  Queens Library Gallery, NY
  • 2007:  Intersections,  collaboration with Simone Leigh and Roberto Visani, curated by Martin Dust, Abrons Arts Center, NY
  • 2007:  All of My Clothes,  by Tooth and Comb Social Club, collaboration with Judith Hoffman in chapters, Rutgers University, NJ. Pratt Institute, NY
  • 2007:  The New York Armory Show,  presented by Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
  • 2007:  The Gun Show,  curated by Donna Gustafson, Shore Institute for Contemporary Art, NJ
  • 2007:  United Black Girls,  Rush Arts Gallery, NY
  • 2007:  Slide Slam,  Real Art Ways Gallery, CT
  • 2007:  Art In Transit,  presented by Santa Fe Art Institute, NM
  • 2006:  Red Desert,  Solo Exhibition at Servicio Ejecutivo, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2006:  Cozy,  Solo Exhibition at Cornish College of the Arts Main Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2006:  Black Now,  curated by Fred Wilson, Longwood Art Gallery, NY
  • 2006:  Gulliver & Friends Make Music,  performance with Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Jersey City Museum, NJ
  • 2006:  Projects '06,  Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
  • 2006:  EAF06,  20th Anniversary, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY
  • 2006:  American Diaspora,  Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ
  • 2006:  Stomping Ground: Young Women of Color Explore Homeland,  SPARC, Venice, CA
  • 2006:  Softly Threatening: Artwork of the Modern Domestic,  curated by Yoko Ott-Dayton, Bumbershoot, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
  • 2006:  NOVA art fair, presented by Creative Thriftshop (CTS), Chicago, IL
  • 2006:  Voice,  juried by Kara Walker, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI
  • 2006:  Boredom: I Learned It By Watching You,  Portland Art Center, Portland, OR
  • 2005:  Toronto & New York: Square Foot IV,  Project Spaceman, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2005:  Catalog,  Soil Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2005:  Counterpoint,  Project Creo, St. Petersburg Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2005:  Project Diversity,  Danny Simmons' Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


  • 2011: Harvestworks Educational Grant
  • 2011: Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant
  • 2011: Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Immersion Project Fellowship
  • 2010:  Jerome Fellowship for Franconia Sculpture Park
  • 2009:  NYFA Fellowship
  • 2006:  Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park
  • 2006:  Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Santa Fe Art Institute
  • 2006:  Skowhegan Fellowship

Selected Professional Experiences

  • 2011: The Viewing Program, curated artist registry, The Drawing Center, NY
  • 2010: co-curator, The February Show, Ogilvy & Mather NYC, NY
  • 2010-present: Gutbox artist collective member, NY
  • 2010: Artist Mentor, Centennial Scholars Program at Barnard College, NY
  • 2010:  artist in residence, Franconia Sculpture Park, MN
  • 2009:  assistant, Martha Rosler
  • 2008:  assistant, Deborah Willis
  • 2007:  Slide Night: Fun With Toys,  lecture, Jersey City Museum, NJ
  • 2007-2008:  faculty, Rutgers University, NJ
  • 2007:  visiting artist instructor: Long Island City High School, NY
  • 2006:  artist in residence, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2005:  faculty, The Brearley School, New York, NY
  • 2004:  visiting artist, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
  • 1998-2000:  designer’s assistant, StoughIt, Seattle, WA
  • 1998-1999:  artist in residence, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
  • 1999:  faculty, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
  • 1995-1997:  assistant instructor, Seattle Arts Academy, WA

Recent Exhibits

Heather Hart participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2015 State Park
University Art Gallery, UCSD
Feb, 2015 I Serve Art
SUNY Purchase
Jan, 2015 RESPOND
Smack Mellon
Oct, 2014 Crossing Brooklyn
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Jul, 2014 Harlem Postcards Summer 2014
Studio Museum in Harlem
Jul, 2014 RBPMW Fellowship Show Part 2
Blackburn 20/20
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