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Heather Green

Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1505
Senior Sustainability Scientist
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 internationally and in museums and galleries both regionally and across the United States.

Education: 
  • M.F.A University of Arizona 2008
  • B.F.A. University of Arizona 1995

 

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 find it difficult 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 fishermen, conferring with regional scientists, or combing the shoreline— investigative fieldwork 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

 

 

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 394Special Topics
ENG 394Special Topics
ART 455Artists' Books
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ART 555Artists' Books
ART 592Research
ART 595Continuing Registration
ART 680Practicum
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 456Letterpress Studio
ART 494Special Topics
ART 556Letterpress Studio
ART 592Research
ART 598Special Topics
ART 680Practicum
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 455Artists' Books
ART 492Honors Directed Study
ART 555Artists' Books
ART 592Research
ART 621Studio Problems
ART 680Practicum
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 394Special Topics
ART 494Special Topics
ART 592Research
ART 598Special Topics
ART 680Practicum
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 294Special Topics
ART 455Artists' Books
ART 494Special Topics
ART 555Artists' Books
ART 598Special Topics
ART 680Practicum
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 458Paper Studio
ART 494Special Topics
ART 558Paper Studio
ART 592Research
ART 598Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 455Artists' Books
ART 456Letterpress Studio
ART 555Artists' Books
ART 556Letterpress Studio
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 110Drawing as Seeing and Thinking
ART 499Individualized Instruction
ART 592Research
ART 621Studio Problems
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 456Letterpress Studio
ART 458Paper Studio
ART 558Paper Studio
ART 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 253Introduction to Printmaking
ART 494Special Topics
ART 598Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ART 457Fine Printing & Bookmaking II
ART 494Special Topics
ART 557Fine Printing & Bookmaking II
ART 598Special Topics
Presentations: 

Tiempo, Narrativa & Múltiple, Keynote Speaker, IV Simposio Internacional de Tipografia al Libro-Arte (book arts symposium), Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Morelia, México, May 22–26, 2017


 

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