Medium film | performance | photography | textiles
LocationBlue Hill, ME
Heather Lyon is a performance, video and installation artist born and working in Maine. She holds a BFA (2002) and MFA (2004) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has recently been exhibited and performed at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Maine, TEDx Dirigo, Portland, Maine, The Danforth Gallery, University of Maine Augusta, Maine, Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, Maine, “The Picnic Pavilion” a parallel project to the 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, Zaratan, Lisbon, Portugal, The State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia and at Artisterium 10, Tbilisi, Georgia, for which she received an Emergency Artist Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York.
My site-responsive performance, video and installation work investigates the inter-weaving of relationships through gestures of coded communication and embodiment practices. I explore the ways in which we negotiate longing, loss, desire, vulnerability, and failure in our human attempts at nourishment, comfort, catharsis and connection. My work is an inquiry into the transformative potential of connection, with ourselves, each other and the natural world within which we are deeply embedded.