Meet Heidi

 Heidi Reynolds is a creative experimenter based in Boston, MA. She earned her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts where she focused on video, performance, and installation. Her work investigates the interaction of the inner and outer spaces of memory and connection through community engagement, public interventions, and activism. She approaches art as an ever-evolving process. She is passionate about engaging with the community through her art and believes in bringing art out of the gallery to create conversations in the places we sometimes least expect. Heidi considers her visual vocabulary her first language and hopes to connect with others through her work. Heidi teaches art in the Boston area and founded Re-create studio, a mobile art studio.

Artist Statement

My work deals with our migrating response to trauma, its lasting repercussions, and the subsequent examination of past, present, and future facets of our lives. Experiencing  traumatic change disrupts our comfortable patterns and feelings of stability. Our notions of permanence are skewed, and a subsequent critical examination occurs, eliciting questions about memory as well as our current reality.  Is it possible to disentangle a single experience from our web of consciousness? How does our changing experience and morphing identity affect our perception of past traumatic events? How do we both anchor ourselves and move forward through the turbid present?

I also take great interest in connecting with others through the traumas we have all shared- both large and small. Exploring vulnerability, change, and our need for community through playful actions can be healing for all. I explore these themes in interactive sculpture, installation, video, painting, and photography.

 

Education, Exhibitions and Honors

Tufts University: Master of Fine Art: Multi-Media                              2012

School of the Museum of Fine Arts: Post Baccalaureate in Fine Art              2008 

Alfred University, Bachelor of Science                                                                   1999

  

New Bedford Art Museum: "Who Saved Who." Curated show                                                                                                2019

Arlington Center for the Arts: "I'm New Here: Perspectives on Migration"                                                                   2018     

Porchfest-fest, Jamaica Plain Guest Artist                                                                                                                                   2015

Figment Festival, Boston MA: Curated Exhibition                                                                                                                      2015

De-Construkt Gallery, Brooklyn NY: Artist in Residence:                                                                                                        2014

Union Square Plaza, Somerville, MA: “ Rolling Gallery” Thesis Exhibition                                                                              2012

Distillery Gallery, Boston MA: Solo Show                                                                                                                                     2012        

Fringe Collaborative, Somerville MA: Interactive Exhibition                                                                                                     2012

Sherman Gallery, Somerville MA: Interactive Exhibition                                                                                                           2012

Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA: Solo Show                                                                                                                         2012     

Grace Space, New York City, NY: Performance Artist                                                                                                             2012

Montague Travel Grant Recipient: Nungua, Ghana                                                                                                                   2012     

Lucky Gallery, Brooklyn NY: Featured Performing Artist                                                                                                         2011

Lucky Gallery, Brooklyn NY: Featured Performing artist                                                                                                         2010     

SMFA, Boston MA: Juried Show Selection                                                                                                                                2010

SMFA, Boston MA: Post-Baccalaureate Show                                                                                                                        2008

Dean’s Discretionary Grant Recipient: Vieques Island, Puerto Rico                                                                                     2008

SMFA, Boston MA: Post-Baccalaureate Scholarship Recipient                                                                                           2007

Lilypad Gallery, Cambridge MA: Solo Show                                                                                                                              2007

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