Heather Bennett maintains a multimedia practice consisting of photography, video, drawing, text, sculpture, installation, and often collaborates with musicians and writers. Her work traces the female subject and its historic irrelevance, focusing on representation in contemporary culture. By disrupting assumptions, she attempts to realign and reframe, even recreate, the relegated, feminine tinged space.
Bennett’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally, including six solo exhibitions in New York City with the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery. Bennett’s solo exhibition, The Uncovered Works of Hannah Berman was hosted by the Eva Hober Gallery in Paris, France and her works have been exhibited at Graffit Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Austria, and Gallieri S.E. in Norway among others. She has participated in FIAC Contemporary Art Fair, Paris, France; LOOP Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain; and ROMA Contemporary Arts Fair, Rome Italy. Her work has been the subject of numerous reviews in varied publications, such as Artnet, Art Review Magazine, Art Press, ArtPapers, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, and Hyperallergic. A monograph of Bennett’s work was published in conjunction with Stephan Stoyanov Gallery in New York in 2010 called, Sidetrack: (Snapshots, Outtakes and Polaroids 2001-2008), covering eight years of work with essays by feminist art historian and critic Jenni Sorkin and former Boston MFA curator and current custodian of the Holtzer Family Foundation, William Stover.
Bennett earned a BA and BFA at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and an MFA at Hunter College in New York. Her work is represented by Gallieri S.E. in Norway and Bruno David Gallery in St. Louis, MO. Currently, she is a senior lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, where she joined the faculty as the Louis D. Beaumont Visiting Artist Fellow in 2013.