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Artist Heidi Norton

Heidi Norton

Brooklyn
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American b. 1977  —   Heidi Norton (b.1977) is a New York based artist whose 1970’s upbringing as a child of New Age homesteaders in West Virginia resulted in a strong connection to the land, plant life and nature. She discusses this relationship to her art and culture in a recent feature in Art21’s Revolution issue Homesteading as Art and Revolution. Norton mounted a large early career site responsive exhibition, Prismatic Nature, at Elmhurst Art Museum where she received a generous grant from the Illinois Art Council to serve as Artist in Residence. There she had the opportunity to curate the McCormick House -- one of three Mies van der Rohe’s residential homes in the United States. In an interview for BOMB magazine discusses the ethics of plants and differentiates between the terms "nature" and "ecology." In 2013, Norton traveled to Bourges, France to participate in the exhibition Ghost Nature at the National School of the Arts. There she researched the natural water structures, primarily concentrating on the marsh systems. Those studies were focused into a large installation that traveled to University of Illinois at Chicago, Gallery 400. Norton’s solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art received much critical acclaim. Her writings and work are included in Art21, BOMB Magazine, Journal for Artistic Research, Grafts by Michael Marder, and newly released, Why Look at Plants ed. by Giovanni Aloi. Her most recent illustrated essay, The Faceless Plant: A Sketch for Timothy Morton, is in a recent issue of BOMB Magazine. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago, Unilever Corporation, the Joyce Foundation and numerous private collections. She is a professor at the International Center of Photography and FIT.

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495 Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225

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