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Heather Hart, based in Brooklyn, is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the power in thresholds, questioning dominant narratives, and creating alternatives to them through viewer activation. She was awarded grants from Anonymous Was A Woman, the Graham Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation, NYFA, and Harpo Foundation. Hart co-founded Black Lunch Table in 2005 and has won a Creative Capital award, Wikimedia Foundation grants and an Andy Warhol Foundation of Art grant with that project. Her work has been exhibited at the Queens Museum, Storm King Art Center, The Kohler Art Center, NCMA, Eastern Illinois University, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and University of Toronto, Scarborough among others. Hart is a lecturer at Mason Gross School for Art + Design and a trustee at Storm King Art Center. She works with Davidson Gallery in New York and studied at Skowhegan, Whitney ISP, Cornish College of the Arts, Princeton University and received her MFA from Rutgers University.

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Born in Seattle, WA. Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS

 

2021

She Cut Through Worlds, Davidson Gallery, NY (forthcoming solo) TBA

University of Buffalo, NY (forthcoming solo) TBA

Union of Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE (forthcoming solo) TBA

Stoveworks, Chattanooga, TN (forthcoming solo)

2020

The Porch Project, Josephine Sculpture Park, KY (forthcoming solo)

Oracle of Caduceus as part of Shelter Is..., ArtYard, Frenchtown, NJ

Oracle of the Twelve Tenses as part of After the Plaster, Queens Museum, NY

Oracle of Conduction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (solo)

Northern Oracle, MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada (solo)

Domestic Thresholds by Heather Hart, Edra Soto, and Rodney Taylor, Albright Knox, Buffalo, NY

Rented World, Queens Museum, New York, NY

2019

The Southern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raliegh, NC (solo)

Project 1 by ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI (solo)

2017
Things Are What We Encounter: Dr Charles Smith + Heather Hart, John Michael Kohler Foundation, Sheboygan, WI (solo)
The Oracle of Lacuna, Storm King Art Center, NY (solo)
Oracular Rooftops, Terrain Gallery, Spokane WA (solo)
Oracular Rooftops, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada (solo)

2016
Porch Project: Tarble Tables, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL (solo)
The Grace Jones Project, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
RUSH20: 1995-2015, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015
Porch Project: Black Lunch Tables, Greensboro, NC (solo)
State Park, UC San Diego, CA
Porch Project as part of Do/Tell, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Venturing Out of the Heart of Darkness, Gantt Center, NC

2014 
Crossing Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, NY
The Intuitionists, The Drawing Center, NY (collaboration with Steffani Jemison and Jina Valentine)
Harlem Postcards Summer 2014, Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
The Porch Project, Figure One Gallery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (solo)
Through the Parlour, No Longer Empty, NY.

2013 
Oracular Rooftops, Cornish Alumni Gallery, Seattle, WA. (solo)
The Western Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Curator: Sandra Jackson-Dumont (solo)
Hartlands, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA. (solo)

2012 
The Bearden Project, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY. Curator: Lauren Haynes. (catalogue)
The Eastern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother, as part of Raw/Cooked, Brooklyn Museum, NY.

Curator: Eugenie Tsai, Nominator: Mickalene Thomas. (solo)

2011 
With Food In Mind, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY. Curator: Nicole Caruth. (catalogue)

2010 
Juju for the Blood, in conjunction with Common Jive, EFA Project Space, NY. Curator: Julie Fishkin and Saya Woolfalk.
New Numinous Negro, William Cordova presents Heather Hart in conjunction with Greater New York, PS1MoMA, NY
Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition, 92YTribeca, New York, NY. 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES AND PROGRAMS

2019 Queenspace, NY

2018 Walentas Sharpe Studio Program, NY

2017 Triangle Arts Association, NY; Artists Editions, Wassaic Project, NY; ExAIR, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
2016 McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, NC
2015 Joan Mitchell Center Residency, New Orleans, LA; South Elm Project, Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC
2014 The Hermitage Artist Retreat, Englewood, FL; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
2013-15 Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, NY
2013-14 LMCC Workspace, New York, NY
2012-13 Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
2011 Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop SIP Fellowship, New York, NY
2010 Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN
2008-09 Whitney Museum ISP, New York, NY
2006 Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria, NY; Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
2005 Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture, ME

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts Grant (with Jina Valentine)

2020 Rutgers Research Council Grant

2019 Graham Foundation Research and Development Grant

2019 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Project Grant (with Black Lunch Table)

2019 National Endowment for the Arts (for Josephine Sculpture Park)

2019 Andy Warhol Foundation Grant (with Black Lunch Table)

2018 Anonymous Was A Woman Award

2017-18 Studio Grant, Sugar Hill Real Estate

2016 Creative Capital Award; DIL/IAH Fellowship (with Jina Valentine) UNC Chapel Hill; Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant
2015 RHMF Artist Community Engagement Grant; Brooklyn Arts Council Grant; Foundation for the Arts Grant
2014 Awesome Foundation Grant; Harpo Foundation Grant
2013 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant; Awesome Foundation
2012 Visual Art Fellowship, Fine Art Work Center, Provincetown, MA
2011 Artist’s Fellowship Award; Gottlieb Foundation Grant; Harvestworks Educational Grant, New York, NY; Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant
2009 NYFA Fellowship

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

Charleton, Zoe & Tim Doud, ed. Academia and the Arts. TBA (forthcoming)
Reagle, Joseph & Jackie Koerner, ed. Wiki@20. MIT Press, 2020 

Hart, Heather & Jina Valentine. “Another Country” Art21. (14 Sept 2018)

Sundell, Margaret, ed. The Intuitionists. Minneapolis: BookMobile. 2014
Paper Monument, ed. Draw It With Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Assignment. New York: n+1 Foundation, Inc. 2012: 8.
Jamaica Flux: Workspace & Windows 2007. New York: Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, 2008: 28 – 30.
Daderko, Dean, ... Sara Reisman, Scott Rigby, Nato Thompson. The Field Guide to the Rather Round Table. New Brunswick: Lulu Press, 2008.

EDUCATION
MFA, 2008, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, with courses at Princeton University 

BFA, 1998, Cornish College of the Arts