Faculty & Staff

Heather Hart
Assistant Professor
Art & Design
Degrees & Accomplishments
Topics of Expertise
Wikipedia/wiki in classroom
Public art, participatory art, space + built environment and art by African American Artists
Digital archives of oral history
Artists as nonprofit founders

Heather Hart is an interdisciplinary artist exploring power in thresholds, questioning dominant narratives and creating alternatives to them through architectures and viewer activation. She is interested in the entangled translations through a viewer, a space, an artwork, and the artist. She was awarded grants from Anonymous Was A Woman, the Graham Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, NYFA, Harpo Foundation, and Creative Capital and her work has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Vilcek Foundation among others. Hart co-founded Black Lunch Table inv2005 and has won a Creative Capital award, Wikimedia Foundation grants, anvAndrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, Ford Foundation grant, and an Andy Warhol Foundation of Art grant with that nonprofit. Hart’s solo work includes exhibits at Storm King Art Center, The John Michael Kohler Art Center, Eastern Illinois University, Stoveworks, Josephine Sculpture Park, NCMA, Seattle Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, University of Toronto, Brock University, Mount Mary University, Elsewhere in Greensboro, NC, and Project 1 in Grand Rapids, MI, and a collaborative project at The Drawing Center, UNC Chapel Hill, and the National Humanities Center. Among the art residencies she has completed are the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, the Hermitage, LMCC Workspace, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Fine Arts Work Center, and the Whitney ISP. Hart was a Harvard Radcliffe Fellow in 2021-2022. She is a member of the Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums, an external advisor for AUC Art Collective, and a trustee at Storm King Art Center. Hart holds an MFA from Rutgers University with studies at Princeton University and received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.