Kylie Heidenheimer - Glade, 2005 (detail)

Kylie Heidenheimer

September 17, 2013

An American contemporary artist, Kylie Heidenheimer is known for paintings that have been described as "repositories of matter and metaphors for space."

Born in Gainesville, Florida and growing up in St. Louis, Heidenheimer now lives and works in New York City. She earned an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from Washington University. She exhibited in a range of venues, including Galerie Gris (Hudson, NY), J.C. Flowers & Co., 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, the Columbia University's Italian Academy, Feature, Inc. in New York City, STOREFRONT, Kianga Ellis Projects, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in Brooklyn, the Sheldon in St. Louis, Galerie Gris in Hudson, NY, LABspace in Great Barrington, MA, and Raritan Valley Community College in Long Branch, NJ.

In her abstract pieces, the artist explores tension around her, such as darkness and light, love and hate. In these works, atmosphere and dense areas clash, causing rifts.

Featured image: Kylie Heidenheimer - Glade, 2005 (detail). Acrylic on canvas. 36 × 36 in. 91.4 × 91.4 cm. This is a unique work. Photo courtesy Waterhouse & Dodd