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About the Artist

Heather Abshire is a New York mixed media artist, who specializes in painting. She graduated in 2014 from Marywood University with a BFA and a duel minor in painting and art history. After studying abroad in London and Rome, Heather began her independent art career back in New York.

Since 2012, she has exhibited and is featured in private collections across the US. From 2017-2019 she co-curated and managed a private corporate art collection. Heather recently was an exhibiting artist at Saatchi’s The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn and an artist in resident for the summer of 2022 at the Carrie Able Gallery. She is also a member of Long Island City Artists and The Painting Center.

Statement

I use my work to better process and reframe my anxieties and introspection. My fears are transformed when I extract and connect fragmentary parts of this world into a new controlled environment. 


Each piece mimics a surreal state with limitless possibilities of where and when. By utilizing muted complementary colors, light, and perspective, I map out my composition. I then distort my subject matter to a point where moments are recognizable and relatable but the reality is questionable. My subject matter varies and is a combination of figurative, landscape, or structured, geometric elements. Each piece is a search to find a balanced combination to help re-illustrate my experiences. Through painting and collage, my art explores thoughts around mental health and sheds light on conventional, disordered thinking we can or have fallen victim to in one way or another.


Exhibitions:

2022 - Carrie Able Gallery - "Here Resides Fantasy" - Brooklyn, NY

2022 -  Culture Lab LIC - Affordable Art Fair - Long Island City, NY

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


2021-  Saatchi 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 - "Spring Exhibition" - Long Island City, NY
 
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 - 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


Residencies:

Carrie Able Gallery - Artist in Resident Summer 2022
 

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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