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About 

Heather Abshire is a New York-based artist who specializes in painting. She graduated in 2014 from Marywood University with a BFA and a dual minor in painting and art history. Heather began her independent art career after studying abroad in London and Rome. Since then, she has exhibited and is featured in private collections across the country. From 2017-2019, Heather co-curated and managed a private corporate art collection. She recently was an exhibiting artist at Saatchi’s The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, and LIC Affordable Art Fair. Additionally, Abshire was an artist-in-residence for the summer of 2022 at Carrie Able Gallery. She is a Long Island City Artist and a member of The Painting Center.

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Statement

My art gives me a sense of control over my environment. It is a ritual of extracting fragments of the world and assembling them to form something new. Through varying subject matter, I can reimagine my introspection, mental health, and humanness. It helps me visualize and further navigate my anxieties. Each painting is a means to manipulate the chaos and convey a story. The result is a blend of distorted figures, muted primary colors, playful shapes, and dreamy tones. Through my work, I get to view the human experience through a new and unique lens.

Group Exhibitions:

2023 - BAU Gallery - Reprise - Beacon, NY

2023 - The Factory LIC Gallery - ActionReaction - Long Island City,  NY

2023 - The Painting Center - The Painting Center Benefit 2022-2023 - Artsy


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 Art - Scranton, PA



Residencies:

Summer 2022 - Carrie Able Gallery Artist in Residence - Brooklyn, NY


Curatorial Projects:

2017-2019- MediaMath's Private Global 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 



 

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