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Heidi Whitman
updated: 03/09/2008
website: www.heidiwhitman.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Brain Terrain (193)
Brain Terrain (233)
Brain Terrain (209)
Brain Terrain (232)
Brain Terrain (210)
Brain Terrain (194)
Brain Terrain (214)
Brain Terrain (221)
Brain Terrain (211)
Brain Terrain (217)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  information, dreams, landscape, mapping, language, psychological, systems, memory, technology
 
 
Brain Terrain (193) by Heidi Whitman
Brain Terrain (193)
ink and gouache on kitakata paper
2007
8" x  10" 
Brain Terrain (233) by Heidi Whitman
Brain Terrain (233)
ink, gouache, and Flashe on kitakata paper
2008
38" x  51.5" 
Brain Terrain (209) by Heidi Whitman
Brain Terrain (209)
ink and gouache on kitakata paper
2007
17" x  20.5" 
Brain Terrain (232) by Heidi Whitman
Brain Terrain (232)
ink, gouache, and Flashe on kitakata paper
2008
50.5" x  38" 
Brain Terrain (210) by Heidi Whitman
Brain Terrain (210)
ink and gouache on kitakata paper
2007
17" x  20.5" 
Brain Terrain (194) by Heidi Whitman
Brain Terrain (194)
ink and gouache on kitakata paper
2007
8" x  10" 
Brain Terrain (214) by Heidi Whitman
Brain Terrain (214)
ink and gouache on kitakata paper
2007
18" x  38" 
Brain Terrain (221) by Heidi Whitman
Brain Terrain (221)
ink and gouache on kitakata paper
2007
8" x  10" 
Brain Terrain (211) by Heidi Whitman
Brain Terrain (211)
ink and gouache on kitakata paper
2007
17" x  20.5" 
Brain Terrain (217) by Heidi Whitman
Brain Terrain (217)
ink and gouache on kitakata paper
2007
18" x  38.5" 

Artist Statement

Lately I listen to a great deal of National Public Radio. From the war in Iraq to climate change, incomprehensible and momentous events are unfolding as I work day after day in my Boston studio. These Brain Terrain drawings are an intuitive response to the bombardment of information in contemporary life.

Drawing is the medium with the most direct links between mind, eye, hand, and subject perceived. My recent drawings chart states of mind: thinking, waking, and dreaming. I'm interested in how experience is translated into thought, how memories are layered, and how dreams jumble reality. Cartography and abstraction are two languages used in my work. World events, anatomy, architecture, and nature play parts in these metaphoric maps. The Shawmut Peninsula in Boston often makes a cameo appearance, indicating my home territory.

Artist Bio / CV

Selected One- and Two-Person Exhibitions

2007
Brain Terrain: Painting and Drawing by Heidi Whitman, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge MA

2004–2005
Radical Corpus Cartographies: Sculpture by Miriam Bloom and Paintings by Heidi Whitman, Wheaton College, Norton MA

2004
State of Mind: Drawings by Heidi Whitman, Harvard College, Cambridge MA

2003
Heidi Whitman: Brain Terrain, Paintings and Drawings, NAO Project Gallery, Boston MA

2001
Heidi Whitman, Brainstorm: An Installation of Drawings, Milton Academy, Milton MA

2001
Heidi Whitman, Brainstorm: New Works on Paper, Boston Public Library, Boston MA

1999
Heidi Whitman, Heads: Works on Paper, Emmanuel College, Boston MA

1994
Heidi Whitman: New Paintings—Eye of the Beholder Series, Simmons College, Boston MA

Selected Exhibitions

2008
Lost in Place, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston MA

2007
Mapping the Terrain: New Directions in Abstract Painting, Southeastern Louisiana Univ., Hammond LA

2006
One of a Kind, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI

2005
The Cartographic Impulse: Selections from the Pierogi Flatfile, Pierogi, Brooklyn NY

2005
Mapping, Clark University, Worcester MA

2004
New Work, New Faces, Boston Drawing Project, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston MA

2004
Refigured, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA

1997, 2001
The Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston MA

2000
Sum + Substance: Drawings by 6 Artists, Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford CT

1992
Boston Master Drawings, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston MA

1983
Traveling Scholars (Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Scholarship), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

Education

1980
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, Diploma

1971
University of California, Berkeley CA, Bachelor of Arts

Awards and Public Art Commissions

2006–2007
Public art commission, Lafayette Park, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge MA

2006
New American Paintings, Volume 62, Open Studios Press, Boston MA

1983
Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Scholarship for Alumni, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA