ABOUT HEATHER

California-based artist Heather Day makes abstract paintings that are informed by sensory interpretations bridging the thoughts between what is known and how it is felt. Shifting between traveling and working in her studio, Day creates pieces that represent both profound and mundane situations. Her encompassing murals, spacious canvas paintings and intimate drawings read like handwriting—from one side to another.

Heather Day lives and works in San Francisco, California. Day received a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) on the Presidential Scholarship in Baltimore. The artist’s work has been shown at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in June and will have a solo show at Art on Paper NYC with Hashimoto Contemporary in March. Her work can be found in the collections of Facebook, JCREW, The Ritz-Carlton, AirBNB, Snapchat, Dropbox, Warner Brothers, YouTube and The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra.

ABOUT THE WORK

There’s a rhythm. A deep breath that causes the paint to stray from the destined route. Using the limitations of the body, there’s an emotional blur of concrete moments that take up space and time.


This lexicon of marks is an evolving language; symbols meant to bridge the thoughts between what is known and how it is felt. My most recent solo show Keep Still is a reflection on this process. Flooded acrylic pigment, intentionally rakish graphite marks, and torn paper - these new works are a study of the relationships found through consequential shifts in perspective.

 

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

2019

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

UPCOMING: Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR

UPCOMING: Andenken Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2018

Keep Still, Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2017

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

2016 

You Had To Be There, Gensler Architects, San Francisco CA

2015 

Feels Like Home : The Sub Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014 

Things We Hold, 2 Blocks of Art
San Francisco, CA 

2013 

Pages, Wall Gallery
Oakland, CA 

2013 

Sideways, Hillyer Art Space
Washington, DC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Massachusets Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA) Boston, Massachusetts (June 2018- June 2019)

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

New Works at the Tappan Atelier, Los Angeles, CA 

2016

Heat Wave, Stephanie Chefas Gallery, Portland OR

June Group Show, Hashimoto Contemporary
San Francisco, CA

Ready, Set. Athen B. Gallery
Oakland, CA

Spatially Thinking, Tappan Gallery
Los Angeles, CA

2015

The Affordable Art Fair, Uprise Art
New York, NY

Soho Art House x Tappan
Los Angeles, CA

2014 

Aesthetic Dialogue, Gallery M
Ontario, Canada 

2013 

Intermix, Daily Candy, The Tappan Collective
New York, NY 

Pages / Wall Gallery
Oakland, CA

10 x 10, Norton Factory Studios
Oakland, CA 

Paintings by Heather Day, Google Campus
Mountain View, 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 

Sketchbooks, Decker Library Gallery
Baltimore, MD 

2011

Monster Drawing, Contemporary Museum
Baltimore, MD 

Baltimore: Open City, North Ave Market Gallery
Baltimore MD 

Skin, Load of Fun Gallery
Baltimore MD 

 

COLLABORATIONS

2017

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

Subaru: Painting As I Travel

Uber : Day To Day Productivity in the Studio

2016

Madewell : I Made This For You (And Me)

Blurb Books : Preserving Sketchbooks with Blurb

Method Soap :  Method in the Studio

Lululemon : United State, National Campaign

Banana Republic : International Spring Campaign / Commercial here.

2015

Well Traveled : Photo partnership with Herschel Supply Co. 

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 

2010 

Academic Achievement Scholarship, MICA
Baltimore, MD 

2008 

Presidential Merit Scholarship, MICA
Baltimore, MD

2008

Visual Arts Leadership Award, 
The Chicago Academy For the Arts
Chicago, IL 

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2018

UPCOMING: Macedonia Institute Artist Residency

2016

Joshua Tree House Art Residency 

2014 

Norton Factory Studios 

2012 

Works in Progress (WIP) 
Gallery Residency at Artisphere
Arlington, VA (August)

KNOWN COLLECTIONS

Airbnb/Joe Gebbia
San Francisco, CA, USA

CB2/Crate & Barrel
New York, NY, USA

Chicago Resurrection Hospital
Chicago, IL, USA

Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra
Chicago, IL, USA

Club Monaco
New York, NY, USA

Craftsman and Wolves
San Francisco, CA, USA

Dropbox
Seattle, WA, USA

Facebook Inc
Menlo Park, CA, USA

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

Jessica Williams Design, private collection
New York, NY, USA

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC

Seoul Hospital
Seoul, Korea

Snap Inc ( Snapchat)
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Steven Walton private Collection
Madrid, Spain

Warner Brothers Inc
Los Angeles, CA, USA

YouTube Headquarters
San Bruno, CA, USA