ABOUT

California-based artist Heather Day makes abstract paintings comprised of scraped, smeared, and flooded pools of pigment. The compulsive energy of her work oscillates between rehearsed abandon and careful restraint. Her encompassing murals, large canvases, and intimate drawings study the mechanisms of sensory perception — mining what happens when the body interprets a sound as a texture, or a scent as a color.

Heather Day lives and works in California. She received a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The artist’s work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Seoul, including exhibits at The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI, and The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA). She has an upcoming residency at the Vermont Studio Center, followed by a solo exhibition at Fort Wayne Museum of Art in 2020.

Day has collaborated with both Facebook and Google, creating virtual and augmented reality works that bridge the gap between art and technology. Her work is held in the private collections of Fidelity Investments, Chicago Philharmonic, The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul Hospital, JCrew, AirBnB, Dropbox, Warner Brothers, Facebook, Youtube, and Google.

Contact: hello@heatherdayart.com

Represented by: Joshua Liner Gallery

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2012

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Painting Major
Art History Minor & Curatorial Studies Concentration

2007

Maryland Institute College of Art:
Continuing Studies Courses 

2006

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD):
Continuing Studies Courses

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

UPCOMING: Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

2019

UPCOMING: Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR

Seattle Art Fair, Joshua Liner Gallery, Seattle, WA

Pour, Joshua Liner Gallery, Two-person show with Kathryn MacNaughton, New York City, NY

2018

Keep Still, Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2017

Conversations and Color, Athen B Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013 

Pages, Wall Gallery
Oakland, CA 

2013 

Sideways, Hillyer Art Space
Washington, DC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Your Favorite Artist’s Favorite Artist, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

2018

Massachusets Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA) Boston, Massachusetts

Physco Salon, Superchief Gallery NY, New York, NY

Interference, Pt. 2 Gallery, Oakland, CA

Pantone Color of the Year Exhibition, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Art on Paper Fair, Hashimoto Contemporary, New York, NY

2017

About Abstraction, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

Juxtapoz Clubhouse, during Art Basel, Miami, FL

2016

Heat Wave, Stephanie Chefas Gallery, Portland OR

June Group Show, Hashimoto Contemporary
San Francisco, CA

Ready, Set. Athen B. Gallery
Oakland, CA

2015

The Affordable Art Fair,
New York, NY

2014 

Aesthetic Dialogue, Gallery M
Ontario, Canada 

2013 

Pages / Wall Gallery
Oakland, CA

 

2012

Out of Order, Maryland Art Place
Baltimore MD 

Lotta Art, School 33
Baltimore MD 

Plan Bmore, Nomad Gallery
Baltimore, MD 

Xoxo, Spray Booth Gallery
Kansas City, MO 

2011

Monster Drawing, Contemporary Museum
Baltimore, MD 

Baltimore: Open City, North Ave Market Gallery
Baltimore MD 

Skin, Load of Fun Gallery
Baltimore MD 

 

 

COLLABORATIONS

2018

Google : Google Pixel ‘Not Pink’ My Cases

2017

Facebook : Created the Worlds First Augmented Reality Art for Facebook Camera

2016

Madewell : I Made This For You (And Me)

2014 

Apt CB2 with CB2 and Pinterest

Intermix: Limited Edition Tote Bags  

HONORS AND AWARDS

2016

Gensler's  Curatorial Team Award

2013 

Architects Choice, Washington Project for the Arts, 
Washington, DC

2011 

Juried Solo Exhibition Award, Hillyer Art Space
Washington, DC 

 

speaking engagements

2019

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA

2018

California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

On Running - Taken to the Edge, New York, NY

InVisible Talks, San Francisco CA

2017

George Fox University, Newberg, OR

Gensler Architecture, San Francisco, CA

2016

Design Week, Portland, OR

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2019

(UPCOMING) Vermont Studio Center

2018

Macedonia Institute Artist Residency

2012 

WIP Gallery Residency at Artisphere
Arlington, VA (August)

KNOWN COLLECTIONS

Fidelity Investment Collection
New York, NY, USA

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra
Chicago, IL, USA

J.Crew, J.Crew Headquarters
New York, NY, USA

Seoul Hospital
Seoul, Korea

Airbnb/Joe Gebbia
San Francisco, CA, USA

CB2/Crate & Barrel Headquarters
New York, NY, USA

Chicago Resurrection Hospital
Chicago, IL, USA

Club Monaco
New York, NY, USA

Dropbox
Seattle, WA, USA

Facebook Inc
Menlo Park, CA, USA

Google
Mountain View, CA, USA

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC

Snap Inc ( Snapchat)
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Warner Brothers Inc
Los Angeles, CA, USA

YouTube Headquarters
San Bruno, CA, USA