Crystal Heiden | Drawings

On view February 24 -March 8, 2014

EBK Gallery [small works].
218 Pearl St.
Hartford, CT


“Gravity doesn’t exist in a world ruled by poetry. I am not a poet. I mostly stumble with words, but when I draw lines on paper and add color I feel as if I have become one. These drawings are a stream of consciousness. They function as dreams. They sort out and make note of unrelated ideas and objects. At times they are translated into the physical, as sculptures and objects, but are mostly ideas. In a way they are the root of all further work, though some of it may show up years later.”   – C.H.


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CV / Resume

Crystal Heiden

2011     MFA, Art Theory and Practice, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2006     BFA, Sculpture, Maine College of Art. Portland, ME
2003     Housatonic Community College. Bridgeport, CT

International Study
2008     Maine College of Art, Continuing Studies Program. Art History, China
2005     Studio Art Centers International. Florence, Italy.

2012     White Rabbit, Upper Economy, NS, Canada
Baie St. Marie Artist residency, NS, Canada
2011     Ox-Bow Artist in Residence. Saugatuck, MI
2008     VCU Sumer Studio program. Richmond, VA


“Emerging ARTist exhibition”, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT
“2013 MECA Residency Exhibition “, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.

“Once: An Exhibition of Artist Fellowship Recipients”, The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT
“White Rabbit Experience Screening”, Upper Economy, NS, Canada
“Wet Paint 2012”, Zhou B Art Center. Chicago, IL
“Ox-Bow winter benefit”, Architectural Artifacts. Chicago, IL

“MFA Thesis Show”, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art. Evanston, IL
“Frontiers of Photography” Visarts Kaplan Gallery. Rockville, Maryland
“Sketch Book Project: 2011”, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn NY (traveling to Portland, Chicago, Washington DC, Austin, etc.)

“Midnight Snacks: Chicago”, 1366 Space, Chicago IL
“The birds we have known” August House Studios, Chicago IL

“Treading water” VCU Fine Arts Building. Richmond VA
Group show. 650 Moulton. Los Angeles CA

“By Endurance We Conquer” Solo show. Lisman Landing Marina. Milford CT
“2007 MFAC & Milford Artists Show, ” Milford Center for the Arts. Milford CT
“The Open Doors of Downtown Milford” Public art auctioned off with proceeds to go to Hole in the Wall Gang Camps.

“BFA Index”, Institute of Contemporary Art. Portland ME
“How the West was won,” Solo show. Friedman Student Gallery. Portland ME
“Beyond the Object,” The Clown Gallery. Portland ME
“Biennial Juried Exhibition,” Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Rockport ME
“The Beauty of Buildings,” Firehouse Art Gallery. Milford CT

“Long overdue: Book renewal,” Portland public library Lewis Gallery. Portland ME
“Merit Exhibition,” Maine College of Art. Portland ME
“The Human Figure,” Firehouse Art Gallery. Milford CT
“BFA Exhibition,” Maine College of Art. Portland ME

“Merit Exhibition,” Maine College of Art. Portland ME
“BFA Exhibition,” Maine College of Art. Portland ME

Collaborative / Performance
2012     “The Fundy” performance in Upper Economy, NS, CA in the Bay of Fundy
2010     “Landscape Annihilates Consciousness,” Block Cinema, Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL. Artist Film screening programmed in collaboration with Christine Negus
2005     InfraSculpture “Chisels and chainsaws 2005,” at the Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA
“Ebune: Procession of the Ram,” Procession in celebration of spring in collaboration with Superior Concept Monsters and the Museum of African Tribal Art. Portland, ME
“Oroborus project: An exploration of the modern day sewing circle,” Friedman Student Gallery at the Maine college of Art. Participant/consultant. Portland, ME

2012  Artist Fellowship Grant, Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)/
CT Office of the Arts (COA).
Baie St. Marie Jenny Family Artist Travel Stipend
2011 Ox-Bow Residency Scholarship
2009-2011 Northwestern University Fellowship
2002-2006 Talent Award, Maine College of Art, awarded annually

. Artscope, Jan/Feb 2013 ed. “Once: An exhibition of Artist fellowship recipients.” J. Fatima Martins
. Panelist, “Process & Place: The Transformative Potential of Artist Residencies”
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. January 2013
. Baie St. Marie Artist Residency Artist Talk, Weymouth Waterfront Library, Weymouth, NS, Canada
September 2012
. National Wet Paint Exhibition 2012 Catalogue, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago IL
. Oxbow School of Arts and Craft. Artist Talk in conjunction with residency. August 2011
. 2011 MFA Thesis Exhibition Catalogue, Department of Art Theory & Practice,
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
. Northwestern University Art Theory and Practice Graduate Caucus. Presenter. November 2010
. Milford Mirror, 4 Jan. 2007. “Art show is actually in the water.” Jill Dion
Feature article
. Connecticut Post, 6 Jan. 2007. “Artist exhibiting a harsher winter.” Frank Juliano
Feature article
. PortCity Life, March/April 2005 ed. “Maine’s College of Art.” Abby Zimet
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