During The Funeral Some Of Us Thought About Absence, Uncomfortable Shoes, Faltering Home Prices, Of Our Friend...Running Mascara, Stardust, And Sex.
Andrea Joyce Heimer (b. 1981, Great Falls, MT) lives in Ferndale, WA. She earned an MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art and has taught illustration at the Oregon College of Art and Craft (Portland) and Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver). She has lectured at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Boston), Cornish College of the Arts (Seattle), and was a 2019 visiting critic for the New York Academy of Art. Her work has been covered in outlets including Art in America, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and New American Paintings. Heimer is represented by Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles.
Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2019
I make narrative paintings, largely on the subject of loneliness. I am an adoptee whose records were sealed at birth, meaning I wasn't permitted access to my own biographical information. In the absence of even basic knowledge of my background, storytelling becomes an important outlet.”