About the Artist

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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.  

Statement

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. 


Exhibitions:

2021 - Culture Lab LIC - Affordable Art Fair - Long Island City, NY

2021 - Atlantic Gallery - LIC Atlantic Fall Showcase - New York, NY 


2021-  Sacctchi Art -The Other Art Fair Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY 

2021 - "LIC-A Artists 2021 Showcase - Online

2020 - Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition - "Wide Open II" - Brooklyn, NY

2020 - Plaxell Gallery - "Online Spring Exhibition" - Online
 
2020 - Site:Brooklyn - "Gesture and Motion" - Brooklyn, NY 
 
2019 - Citi Community Cases - Court Square - Long Island City, NY

2019 - Plaxall Gallery - "Creative Mosaic" - Long Island City, NY

2019 - Site:Brooklyn - "The Freedom of Abstraction" - Brooklyn, NY

2019 - Atlantic Gallery - "LIC @ Atlantic" - New York, NY

2019 - Upstream Gallery - "Small Works Exhibition" - Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

2018 - Plaxall Gallery - "Yours and Always Only Yours" - Long Island City, NY

2017 - Ravel Hotel - "Holiday Market" - Long Island City, NY

2017 - Astoria Wine and Spirits (solo) - "Capacity Building" - Astoria, NY

2017 - Makers Movement - "The Handmade Pop-Up" - Online

2014 - Mahady Gallery - "BFA Exhibition" - Marywood University, Scranton PA

2014 - Wendell and Company - "Advance Painters II" - Scranton, PA

2013 - Connells Loft Gallery - "Decoding Spaces" - Scranton, PA

2011 - Connells Loft Gallery - "Mind the Gap" - Scranton, PA

 
Curatorial Projects:

2017-2019- MediaMath's Art Collection


Education:

2014- Marywood University - BFA

2014 - Marywood University - Minor in Art History

2013 - European Independent Study - Rome, Italy

2011 - European Independent Study - London, England 

 
Representation:
 
Long Island City Artists 

Saatchi Art

The Painting Center Member - The Art File 




 

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