Alumni portfolios

  • FLAME, oil on linen, 60 x 50 inches, 2011.
    FLAME, oil on linen, 60 x 50 inches, 2011.
  • FALL, oil, acrylic, and pencil on linen, 54 x 48 inches, 2012.
    FALL, oil, acrylic, and pencil on linen, 54 x 48 inches, 2012.
  • FALL #2, oil and acrylic on linen, 60 x 54 inches, 2012.
    FALL #2, oil and acrylic on linen, 60 x 54 inches, 2012.
  • BOSQUE, oil on linen, 24 x 20 inches, 2011.
    BOSQUE, oil on linen, 24 x 20 inches, 2011.
  • SEDIMENT, oil on linen, 24 x 20 inches, 2011.
    SEDIMENT, oil on linen, 24 x 20 inches, 2011.
  • STEPPE (diptych), acrylic on canvas, each panel 36 x 36 inches, 2010.
    STEPPE (diptych), acrylic on canvas, each panel 36 x 36 inches, 2010.

Kylie Heidenheimer

Biography 

Kylie Heidenheimer's paintings have been described as "repositories of matter and metaphors for space." Born in Gainesville, Florida, Heidenheimer grew up in St. Louis and now lives and works in New York City. She has had five solo exhibitions in the last eight years, including a show at Galerie Gris (Hudson, NY) that was reviewed in the Albany Times Union in 2013. In New York City, her solo shows have included a selection of works at J.C. Flowers & Co. (2012), the show RIFT at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel (2009), and the show BURSTS, ATMOSPHERE and STASIS at Columbia University's Italian Academy (2007). An expanded version of the latter exhibition took place at Ohio Northern University in 2008 (catalog). Heidenheimer has participated in Cutlog Art Fair in New York City in 2014 and 2013 as well as Aqua Art Fairs 2011 and 2010 in Miami. Venues in which she has participated in group exhibitions include 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel and Feature, Inc. in New York City, and STOREFRONT, Kianga Ellis Projects, and Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in Brooklyn. National venues include the Sheldon in St. Louis; Galerie Gris in Hudson, NY; LABspace in Great Barrington, MA; and Raritan Valley Community College in Long Branch, NJ (New York Times review).

Heidenheimer has attended artist residencies at Blue Mountain Center and The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She earned an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from Washington University.

Statement 

I scan surroundings for tension. Darkness and light, love and hate, Pit Bulls and Pekingese.

Tension energizes my work. Atmosphere and dense areas clash, causing rifts. Pieces pulsate and undulate. Figure and ground float and hover.

Imagery may suggest the cavernous, the aqueous, or the cosmological. The support is both an object and a relayer of spatial depth.

Van Gogh, Ensor, and Pat Steir are some of the artists with whom I feel kinship.