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Jenny Heishman

  • Born 1971 in Gainesville, Florida
  • Lives and works in Seattle, Washington

Education

1998
MFA, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1996
Penland School of Crafts, concentration study, Penland, NC
1995
BS Geology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Solo Exhibitions

2012
James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Band Practice
2011
Prole Drift, Seattle, Prop Shop
Vignettes, Seattle, Snake Charmer
2007
Howard House, Seattle (catalogue), Complexions
2004
Howard House, Seattle, Soft Sport
2001
King County Gallery, Seattle, The Big Picture
SOIL gallery, Seattle, air space

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver, B.C., Searching for Land
2012
The Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, The Rug Pulled Out From Underneath
Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, My Broken Loom
2011
Prole Drift, Seattle, An Empty Vase, collaboration with Matthew Offenbacher
2010
Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno, Every Distance is Not Near (catalogue)
5th Whitstable Biennale 2010, United Kingdom, Shelf, curated by Jim Hobbs (catalogue)
2009
The Helm, Tacoma, Second Peoples
2008
Howard House, Seattle, Light Show for Unesco
2006
Aqua Art, Miami, Skid Road
Friesen Gallery, Seattle, Pilchuck EAiR's
Arthouse, Austin, TX, New American Talent, traveling exhibit (catalogue)
Howard House, Seattle, New Sculpture Survey
2005
SOIL gallery, Seattle, Hardline Organics Part 1
2004
Howard House, Seattle, Sell Out
1506 Projects, Seattle, Pseudononymous
2003
1506 Projects, Seattle, Dark and Sweet
2002
Consolidated Works, Seattle, Binocular Parallex, curated by Meg Shiffler
Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria, BC, New Poverty
2000
SOIL gallery, Seattle, Plaster: Means/Ends

Grants, Awards, and Residencies

2013
Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts Top 50 public art projects, Woodpile
2011
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
Betty Bowen Annual Award, Seattle Art Museum
2010
Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, CityArtist Project Grant
2009
Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts Top 40 public art projects, Water Mover
PONCHO Special Recognition Award, Seattle Art Museum
2006
Artist Trust/WA State Arts Commission, Fellowship Grant
King County 4 Culture, Grant for Special Projects, Seattle
Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship, Artist in Residence
2005
Artist Trust, Grant for Artist Projects, Seattle
Pilchuck School of Glass, Stanwood, WA, Emerging Artist in Residence
2000
Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, Artist in Residence with Charles Ray and Jennifer Pastor
1998
Albert A. Murray Fine Arts Grant

Commissions

2014
4culture and King County Parks, collaboration with Kurt Kiefer, Design Kit of Parts for Lake to Sound Trail
2013
Sound Transit, Lead Artist Team with META ARTE, East Extension Line, Seattle to Redmond
2012
Vulcan Inc., publicly sited sculpture, corner of Boren and Thomas streets, Seattle, Woodpile
2010
Vulcan Inc., publicly sited sculpture, corner of Boren and Republican streets, Seattle, Cabin Corners
Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, June-Oct., Summer in the Park
2008
City of Seattle, publicly sited sculpture, A. B. Ernst Park, Water Mover

Bibliography

2013
Kangas, Matthew, "Jenny Heishman: Band Practice at James Harris Gallery," art ltd., january/february 2013
2011
Graves, Jen, "Immunity from Borders," The Stranger, November 2, 2011
Graves, Jen, "Joy and Elusiveness," The Stranger, Sept. 5, 2011
2010
Graves, Jen, "Trashed, Burned, Abandoned: The Olympic Sculpture Park...,"" The Stranger, June 15, 2010
2007
Graves, Jen, "Heishman High and Low," The Stranger, Nov. 29, 2007
2006
Kangas, Matthew, "A New Dimension of Young Sculpture Artists," Seattle Times, July 14
Lippens, Nate, "Art Review," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 28, 2006
2004
Hackett, Regina, "Art Review," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, August 27, 2004
Beal, Suzanne, "Soft Sport," Seattle Weekly, September 1-7, 2004
2002
Farr, Sheila, "Alt.Art," Seattle Times, September 13, 2002
2001
Conner, Jill, "Jennifer Heishman," Sculpture Magazine, December Vol.20, No.10
Hall, Emily, "Air on the Side of Art," The Stranger, March 22, 2001
Grant, Adriana, "Air Space," Art Access, March 2001 Vol.10 No.3