Medium film | performance | photography | textiles
LocationBlue Hill, ME
Heather Lyon is a performance, video and installation artist born in Ellsworth, Maine and working in Blue Hill, Maine. Combining her interest in the meanings of materials (ranging from rebar to sequins to milk to ash) and the question of the human body, she investigates relationships and the ways in which we negotiate longing, loss, desire, and vulnerability. 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 deCordova Sculpture Museum and Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Massachusetts, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Maine; SPACE, Portland, Maine; IMRC Center, University of Maine Orono, Orono, Maine: Cove Street Gallery, Portland, Maine; TEMPOart, Portland, Maine; The Danforth Gallery, University of Maine Augusta, Augusta, Maine; Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, Maine; Zaratan, Lisbon, Portugal; “The Picnic Pavilion” a parallel project to the 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; The State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia and at Artisterium 10, Tbilisi, Georgia. She has received grants from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, The Kindling Fund (Andy Warhol Foundation) distributed by SPACE, Portland, and the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation.