Residency Period: November - December 2015
Heidi Neilson engages topics such as weather, fake snow, and the cultural landscape of outer space through prints, books, and public projects. Her recent work includes: the Menu for Mars Supper Club, a series of dinners envisioning Martian cuisine; SP Weather Station, where weather data-gathering instruments serve as a hub for various activities addressing earth’s atmosphere; Long Island City Sundial, which characterizes the shadow of a lone skyscraper as a giant neighborhood-wide sundial; and Ground Station, a project documenting outer space art-research with regard to radio transmissions.
Her often collaborative and publishing-based work has been presented at The Drawing Center, the International Print Center New York, the Islip Art Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, the Bronx Museum of Art, and published in The Blue Notebook, Elephant Magazine, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among many others. Her work is included in over 60 museum and university collections.
Born in Oregon, Heidi Neilson received a BA in biology from Reed College and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute, and lives and works in New York.
For more information about the artist, please visit: www.heidineilson.com