Heather Green

Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1505

Biography

Heather Green's projects and installations examine historical and ecological narratives of the Northern Gulf of California and Sonoran Desert. The collaborative nature of her work has allowed her to ally with a diverse range of individuals including scientists, poets and fishermen.

Green is a recipient of the 2011 Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Project Grant, the 2010 Community Foundation of Southern Arizona/Buffalo Exchange Arts Award, and the Oregon College of Art & Craft Emerging Artist Residency in Book Arts. Her work has been shown in México, Uruguay, and in museums and galleries both regionally and across the United States.

Education

2008 MFA University of Arizona

1995 BFA University of Arizona

 

Research Interests

My projects and installations explore and pay homage to peripheral or even vanishing places and species whose delicate survival depends on our awareness of them. The majority of my work focuses on La Cholla, a small headland in Sonora, Mexico, a place I have known my whole life that has been vulnerable to development and diminishing habitat. The changes have been so profound that I often nd it difcult to place my remembered past within the current terrain.

Through a phenomenological investigation of counting, charting, collecting and displaying what is found in this region, I invite speculation about what can be known and what will remain unknowable, what can be seen and what may never be seen again. Whether photographing the movements of the tide, interviewing shermen, conferring with regional scientists, or combing the shoreline investigative eldwork inspires and informs my projects.

In order to offer the experience of place as a multidimensional, multi-sensory immersion, my installations use a wide range of media and interactive elements. Whether turning a handle to view a moving image or taking away a hand-printed card, I invite the audience to engage visually as well as haptically, allowing an opportunity for participation that calls for more sustained attention.

Publications

2017 Katherine Larson, 'Portraits of Bees', Orion: Nature/Culture/Place, 35th Anniversary Issue, 2017, Vol. 36, No. 4, 11

2017 Erika Gavenus, 'The Implications of Isolation: A Collaboration Between Heather Green and Taylor Edwards', MAHB (The Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere) Stanford University, https://mahb.stanford.edu/creative-expressions/implications-isolation/

 

Research Activity

2018 Visiting Artist, Slide lecture, Mapeando El Cabo, Universidat Politécnica de Valéncia, Valéncia, Spain
2017 Visiting Artist, Slide lecture & student critiques, University Nevada Reno, Reno, NV
2017 Visiting Artist, Slide lecture with entomologist Dr. Robert Minckley, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
2016 Visiting Artist, Slide lecture and & student critiques, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
2015 Revealing the Intricicies of Place, Presenter, Quinto Simposio Internacional de Gráfica, (printmaking/book arts symposium), Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México

 

 

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 294 Special Topics
ART 455 Artists' Books
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 555 Artists' Books
ART 598 Special Topics
ART 680 Practicum
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ART 458 Paper Studio
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 558 Paper Studio
ART 592 Research
ART 598 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 455 Artists' Books
ART 456 Letterpress Studio
ART 555 Artists' Books
ART 556 Letterpress Studio
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 110 Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
ART 592 Research
ART 621 Studio Problems
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ART 456 Letterpress Studio
ART 458 Paper Studio
ART 558 Paper Studio
ART 598 Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ART 253 Introduction to Printmaking
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 598 Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ART 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ART 457 Fine Printing & Bookmaking II
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 557 Fine Printing & Bookmaking II
ART 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ART 456 Fine Printing and Bookmaking I
ART 494 Special Topics
ART 556 Fine Printing & Bookmaking I
ART 598 Special Topics

Presentations

Tiempo, Narrativa & M�ltiple, Keynote Speaker, IV Simposio Internacional de Tipografia al Libro-Arte (book arts symposium), Universidad Michoacana de San Nicol�s de Hidalgo, Morelia, M�xico, May 2226, 2017

 

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