About the Artist
Heather Abshire is a mixed media artist, born and raised in New York. She graduated in 2014, from Marywood University with a BFA and a minor in painting and art history. After studying in London and Rome, Heather began her independent art career back in New York.
Since 2015, she has exhibited in Chelsea, Long Island City, Brooklyn and Hudson NY. Heather most recently was an exhibiting artist at Saatchi’s The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn. From 2017-2019 she co-curated and project managed a corporate art collection for a digital marketing company. And she is currently represented by Long Island City Artists and a member of The Painting Center.
I use my work to better understand and share my anxieties. I've struggled with anxiety most of my life and creating art became an escape, but also a tool to help regain control. When I extract and combined elements of this chaotic world, I can control the environment presented to the audience.
My pieces mimic a dream-like state with endless possibilities of where and when. I distort my subject matter to a point where moments are identifiable but the reality is questionable. By playing with complementary colors, juxtaposition and perspective I create tension along with balance within the composition. For me, each piece is a search to make fragmentary parts of this world connect and establish something new. Either through collage or painting, the work challenges the viewer's perception.