Heidi Lau

New York, New York

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant or residency application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.

About Heidi Lau

Heidi Lau grew up in Macao and currently lives in New York and works in Brooklyn. Her ceramics and works on paper have been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Macao Museum of Art, Wave Hill, Boston Center for the Arts, Tiger Strike Asteroid New York, Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art. Her practice has been generously supported by numerous residencies and awards: Bronx Museum Artist In the Market Place Program, Emerging Artist Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park, Center for Book Arts Workspace Residency, Martin Wong Foundation Scholarship, among others. In 2015, she was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants, and she participated in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space Program in Summer 2016. She received her BFA from New York University in 2008.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2018

Painters & Sculptors Grant, 2015

Website / Social Links

My ceramic works are hand built into the form of various objects of remembrance –towers, funeral monuments and fossilized creatures that are simultaneously being infested, disintegrating, and reforming on a cellular level. Through creating collections of impossible or fictitious monuments and artifacts imbued with elements from myth and minor history, I am suggesting the materiality and non-linearity of the past.”