Heather Leigh McPherson | hmcpherson.com | heather@hmcpherson.com                     

 

Education

2008              

MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

2006              

BFA, Washington University in St. Louis

 

Exhibition Record

Solo Exhibitions

2017  

GRIN Gallery, Providence, RI (forthcoming)

2016  

High Bottom, Actual Size LA, Los Angeles, CA

2015  

30 Special Colors, Curated by Jamilee Lacy, Greenlease Gallery, Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

Anytime Concept, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

A Platform For Traits, Curated by Jamilee Lacy, PC-Galleries, Providence College, Providence, RI

2014  

Hot Salad, 186 Carpenter, Providence, RI

2011  

Success Story, Reilly Gallery, Providence College, Providence, RI

 

Group Exhibitions

2016  

UNTITLED Art Fair, GRIN Gallery, Booth C24, Miami Beach, FL

[Old/New] Psychedelic Providence, curated by Jamilee Lacy, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Chicago, IL

The 2016 deCordova Biennial, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

Ground Rules, curated by Corey Oberlander and Lindsay Stapleton, Sugar Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas

2015  

Improvised Showboat #7: Command-Z, curated by Sharon Butler, Lauren Britton, and Zachary Keating, 55 Washington Street, New York, NY.

RISCA Fellowship Exhibition, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

2014  

From here to there: Providence College Studio Art Faculty Showcase, Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery, Providence, RI

Ginny Casey and Heather Leigh McPherson, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY (Two-person exhibition)

About The Body, 1989 Gallery, Larchmont, NY, curated by Lauren Britton

Swell, GRIN Gallery, Providence, RI

2013  

Drunk Tank Pink, curated by Benjamin Sutton, Field Projects, New York, NY

Eastern Argus: One Hundred Eyes, curated by Timothy Wilson, TNC Gallery, New York, NY

Radius, Keeseh Studios, Providence, RI, curated by Bunny Harvey

2011  

Faculty Exhibition, Reilly Gallery, Providence College, Providence, RI

2010  

Full Disclosure, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY

PC Studio Faculty Exhibition, Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI

2008  

Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

Parallel Realities: Artist, Writer, Viewer, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

fear/less, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

Masters of Fine Arts: Points of Convergence, College Art Association Annual Exhibition, The Gallery at UTA, Arlington, TX.

2007  

Three Painters, Installation at One Financial Plaza, Providence, RI.

Eating the Sands of Time, Knew Gallery, Washington, DC

Tyler/RISD Exchange, Tyler School of Art Gallery, Temple University,

Philadelphia, PA

 

Lectures and Presentations

2017  

Artist Talk, “Heather Leigh McPherson and Theresa Gantz,” deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, January 28, 2017.

2015  

Gallery Talk. Public program for 30 Special Colors. November 5, 2015.

2014  

Gallery Talk, “Talking Shop,” presented with Lauren Britton, Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery, Providence College. Public program for From Here to There: Providence College Studio Art Faculty Showcase. October 2, 2014.

Gallery Talk for Hot Salad, 186 Carpenter, Providence, RI. April 23, 2014.

 

Awards, Grants and Residencies

2016  

Artist Residency, Kingman ArtHub, Kingman, AZ, March 7-April 15.

2015  

CAFR Grant, Providence College Committee on Aid to Faculty Research

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 2015 Merit Fellowship in Painting

2014  

Artist Residency, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, May 2-31.

2013  

CAFR Grant, Providence College Committee on Aid to Faculty Research

2007  

Graduate Award of Excellence, Rhode Island School of Design, Graduate Studies  

2006  

Commencement Speaker, Washington University in St. Louis School of Art

John T. Milliken Foreign Travel Scholarship recipient, Washington University in St. Louis School of Art

2004  

Irving L. Sorger Award in Core, Washington University in St. Louis School of Art

 

Bibliography

2015  

Suzanne Volmer, “Climate Change in Providence, 2015: Fresh Curatorial and Artistic Perspectives,” Artscope, January/February, 2015.

2014  

Bill Van Siclen, “PC Exhibit Showcases Faculty Work,” Providence Journal, September 25, 2014.

Lauren Britton, “Heather Leigh McPherson,” Field Projects Interviews, August 2014. http://www.fieldprojectsgallery.com/interviews/

Anya Ventura, “Heather Leigh McPherson: Hot Salad,” Art New England July/August, 2014. 84.            

Greg Cook, “Razzle-dazzle and bedazzled: McPherson’s ‘Hot Salad’ and Wester’s ‘DISCOurse #1: Pinup,’” The Providence Phoenix, April 30, 2014.

2013   Sharon Butler, “Images: Heather Leigh McPherson,” Two Coats of Paint (blog). November 17, 2014, 8:50 am. http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2013/11/images-heather-mcpherson.html

 

Publications as Author

2015  

“Interview: Matthew King and Heather Leigh McPherson,” GRIN gallery (website and exhibition catalog). September 19, 2015, 4:51 pm. http://grinprovidence.com/news/interview-matthew-king-and-heither-leigh-mcpherson.html

2014  

“Miami, Part III: Heather Leigh McPherson attends a BOMB discussion, Untitled,” Two Coats of Paint (blog).  December 11, 2014, 8:25 am. http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2014/12/miami-part-iii-heather-leigh-mcpherson.html

“Miami, Part II: Heather Leigh McPherson reports on NADA,” Two Coats of Paint (blog). December 7, 2014, 6:30 pm. http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2014/12/miami-part-ii-heather-leigh-mcpherson.html

Catalog Introduction, “Surprising Realities: The Art of Science at Providence College,” Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery, January 21-March 21, 2014.

 

Academic Positions

 

2009- Present           

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Providence College (tenure conferred 2015)

2008- 2009   

Special Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, Providence College