United States of America

Heather Brammeier

03.07.23 12.07.23

Heather Brammeier is a sculptor, painter, and installation artist who has exhibited internationally, including Australia, Germany, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Uruguay. Brammeier, together with and alumni from the School of Visual Arts (NY) Residency program, founded the international I Found U Collective. Brammeier is a Professor of Art at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, USA. Through innovative use of materials and deceptively simple design, she creates visual puzzles that invite movement in and around the artwork. Large environments test physical and perceptual boundaries, mirroring emotional and psychological limits. Vertiginous stacking, attention to surfaces, and the use of light and shadow elicit contemplation of safety and threat; love and loss; and the complexity of emotional experience. People in these environments can touch, play, listen, laugh, and cry.

Heather came to ´ace to engage with the walls in our terrace, participating in our Palimpsest–Mural Painting Residency program. In her own words, “The Palimpsest Project created the unique opportunity to collaborate with artwork previously created. ‘Palimpsest’ often refers to a ghost image on a printmaking plate or aged painting. Painting in collaboration with people I had never met and will likely never meet, I had the sensation of chasing ghosts. I felt as if I were both drawing and carving with paint, guided by the artists who came before me. I responded directly to existing marks and imagery, weaving my own lines like tunnels through a two-dimensional space. The biomorphic forms I use in personal drawings and paintings are instantly recognizable, but in a form that would never have taken shape without the Palimpsest premise.”

Heather Brammeier
1977 | Urbana, USA
Lives and works in Peoria, USA

2002 | MFA University of Pennsylvania, USA
2000 | BFA Bradley University, USA

2023 | La Tormenta, I Found U Collective installation exhibition. Maeso Museum, Villa Soriano,
2023 | I Know You by Heart, solo exhibition. Centro Cultural Nacional, Dolores, Soriano, Uruguay
2022 | Zeitsensitiv, I Found U Collective group exhibition. Barac, Mannheim, Germany
2022 | She Kept These Things, solo exhibition. Borzello Gallery, Knox College, Galesburg, USA
2021 | Maybe Never, solo exhibition. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA

2023 | La Vatelon Artist Residency, Villa Soriano, Uruguay
2022 | Barac Artist Residency, Mannheim, Germany
2020 | School of the Visual Arts New York International Artist Residency
2019 | Artist Residency, International Studio and Curatorial Program Brooklyn, NY, USA
2011 | Yaddo Artist Residency Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

2017 | Best in Show, awarded by Miranda Lash, Biennial 29 (South Bend Museum of Art), South Bend, USA
2015 | First Prize winner, Lillstreet Art Center Rooftop Project Space 2015 competition, Chicago, USA
2015 | Research Excellence Award, Bradley University, Research in London, UK
2015 | Dave Bown Projects 11th Semiannual Competition Honorable Mention (top 25), NY, USA
2012 | Top 10 runners up, Field Projects Show #4, curated by David C. Terry, New York, USA

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Open Studio

Encuentro muralistas
Artists in dialogue


A notably unique Open Studio unfolded amidst a midday deluge on a Wednesday, presenting the latest propositions [9] and [10] integrated into the Palimpsesto Mural Painting Residency Project. In this project, selected residents intricately interlace their creations with pre-existing murals on the wall, crafted by diverse artists since 2013. Consequently, the collective murals on our terrace evolve into a singular, ongoing masterpiece that delves into the juxtaposition of visual strata, fostering a nuanced and intricate aesthetic encounter. This permits spectators to navigate through varying layers of significance and interpretation, owing to the diverse interventions of artists spanning distinct styles, temporal realms, and career echelons.

Heather Brammeier, an experienced American artist, intervened in existing murals, responding to the marks and pre-existing images. On the other hand, Natalie Robinson, a promising American muralist completing her Bachelor’s in Graphic Design, seeks community connection and belonging through her creative murals. Additionally, the audience had the opportunity to explore the graphic work of Vera Fainshtein, a Ukrainian artist based in California, who, during her residency, captured the rich history and details of the contemporary urban landscape, enriching her visual style with the vibrant color palette of the city and traditional fileteado.

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Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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