Heather Guertin

Heather Guertin’s use of color, line and form highlight the flat surface of the canvas and its structural support. Guertin references imagery from digital platforms using related technicolor geometry and emotive cartoon-like heads. The result is a meticulous spectrum of color shifts that engage the optical experience and self-reflexivity. While the architecture of the paintings appears immovable, these ambiguous forms radiate feelings of calm, civility and openness. The resulting corporeal presence is at once imposing and inviting.

Heather Guertin lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. Recent solo exhibitions include The Whole, Galería Agustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Aluminum Linoleum, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City; Development, Brennan & Griffin, New York and Heand, Interstate, Brooklyn. Notable group exhibitions include Intimisms, James Cohan Gallery, New York; Long Instant Short Hour, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles and Addicted to Highs and Lows, Bortolami, New York, among others. She has performed in locations such as White Columns in New York and in conjunction with the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. In 2013 Guertin published a novella titled Model Turned Comedian with Social Malpractice and Publication Studio and in 2015 a monograph of her works was published by Hassla Books.

Heather Guertin; Looking Down, 2017; oil on linen; 27 x 19 in.
Heather Guertin; Untitled, 2017; oil on linen; 27 x 19 in.