HEILMANN, Mary

Creator

HEILMANN, MARY
b. United States, 1940
Mary Heilmann is an American artist born in 1940 in San Francisco, California. She received a BA in English from UC Santa Barbara in 1962, and she earned a MA from the UC Berkeley, in 1967. Her works are mostly abstract paintings, ceramics, and furniture. These works cover a rich backstory woven from her imagination and references to musical and aesthetic influences. She sometimes draws inspiration from the saturated colors of cartoons, which is why her work emphasizes a rich sense of color. Her abstract works are often mixed spatial environments, combining several canvases into new pieces, or creating two-color paintings and photographs in the form of prints, slides, and videos. Heilmann sometimes displays her artworks next to chairs and benches she designs, openly inviting viewers to socialize and reflect on her work.

Citation

HEILMANN, MARY, b. United States, 1940, and Mary Heilmann is an American artist born in 1940 in San Francisco, California. She received a BA in English from UC Santa Barbara in 1962, and she earned a MA from the UC Berkeley, in 1967. Her works are mostly abstract paintings, ceramics, and furniture. These works cover a rich backstory woven from her imagination and references to musical and aesthetic influences. She sometimes draws inspiration from the saturated colors of cartoons, which is why her work emphasizes a rich sense of color. Her abstract works are often mixed spatial environments, combining several canvases into new pieces, or creating two-color paintings and photographs in the form of prints, slides, and videos. Heilmann sometimes displays her artworks next to chairs and benches she designs, openly inviting viewers to socialize and reflect on her work., “HEILMANN, Mary,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4687.