Hillary Heckard

 

Artist Statement

Among all water there is movement and stillness. This notion of balance describes the process of glass making and my perception of its transformation from a liquid to solid state of being within a studio environment. The interrelationship between the glass and I can be seen as a complex array of choreographed movements mapping out a timeline of events. The fragile balance of water is similar to the properties found in glass. Working with glass allows for infinite possibilities to take place within a three dimensional space. Glass like water has no boundaries or rules to regulate its movement; it is simply a material that is free to form by the limits of my imagination and creativity. Glass and water are constantly changing; both are unstable until they are defined into a form.

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E D U C A T I O N      

2012                       BFA Degree in Glass Art, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2008                       BA Degree in Cultural Anthropology, Minor in Ethnomusicology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

2007                       Lorenzo De’Medici Intensive Summer Program, Florence, Italy

 

A W A R D S

2014                       Sharon and Chip Picot Memorial Award, Cosmic Calligraphy, Suffolk, Virginia

2014                       Chrysler Museum Spring Assistantship Position, Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       Chrysler Museum Traveling Assistantship Position, Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund Scholarship to Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

2011                       Outstanding Glass Student Scholarship, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2004                       DR. R.F. Lucas Scholarship for Honorable Achievement, Napa Valley , California

 

P R O F E S S I O N A L  E X P E R I E N C E

2015                       Glass Studio Technician, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2014-2013            Adjunct Faculty, Instructional Assistant Tide Water Community College, Portsmouth, Virginia

2014-2013            Teaching Assistant for Professor Ed Francis, Tide Water Community College, Norfolk, Virginia

2014-2013            Teaching Assistant for Instructor Julia Rogers, Tide Water Community College, Portsmouth, Virginia

2014-2013            Assistant to Therman Statom, CHKD Project, Norfolk, Virginia

2014-2013            Assistant to Charlotte Potter, Body Armor Project and Glass Stinger Rug, Noroflk, Virginia

2013                       Assistant to Matthew Szosz, Visiting Artist, Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Norfolk, Virgina

2013                       Assistant to Sarah Gilbert, Artist in Residence, Chrysler Musuem Glass Studio, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       Teaching Assistant for Instructor Robin Rogers, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       Teaching Assistant for Instructor Charlotte Potter, Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       Traveling Assitant, Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       Mobile Glass Studio Assistant, Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       Beginning Glassblowing Instructor, Island Glassworks Kailua, Hawai’i

2012                       Assistant to Emily Thomas, Island Glassworks, Kailua, Hawaii

2012-10                 Assistant to Geoff Lee, Island Glassworks Kailua, Hawai’i

2012-2011            Hawai’i Flat Bottles Coordinator, Recycle Bottle Project, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2012-2010            Glass Studio Color Technician, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

2008                       Assistaant to Brit Hammer, Visiting Artist, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

 

S O L O  E X H I B I T I O N S

2014                       Time Keeper, Chrysler Museum of Art Vestibule 102, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       Anamnesis, Chrysler Museum of Art, Vestibule 102, Norfolk, Virginia  

 

S E L E C T E D   E X H I B I T I O N S

2014                       Suffolk Art League Annual Juried Exhibition, Suffolk, Virginia

2014                       Mapping the Next Generation, Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, Virginia

2014                       The Cutting Edge, D’Art Center, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       Pensuila Glass Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Hampton Roads, Virginia

2013                      Pilchuck Summer Auction, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

2012                       Off the Cuff, The Fine Arts Associates, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2012                       Superstructures, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2012                       Student and Teachers Project Exhibition, The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey

2012                       Render BFA Exhibition, UH Art Gallery, University of Hawai’I at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2011                       Reflection, Commons Gallery, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2011                       Glass Artists of Hawai’i 12th Annual Exhibition, Marks Garage, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2011                       Glassified, Iolanli Gallery, Windward Community College, Oahu, Hawai’i

2010                       Electric Zoo, Commons Gallery, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2009                       Black and White UH Art building Showcase, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2009                       Glass Artists of Hawai’i 11th Annual Exhibition, Marks Garage, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2008                       Flux, Commons Gallery, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2007                       Foundation, Commons Gallery, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

 

P R I V A T E  C O L L E C T I O N S

2014                       Shane Dowling, Dream Sail, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       Mr. And Mrs. Barry, Cosmic Calligrapgy #1, Norfolk, Virgina

 

                        C O M M I S S I O N S

2014                       3 Solid Sculpted Glass Works for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1211 Annual Auction, Norfolk, VA

2014                       Cane Roll Up Vase for Brain Cancer Treatment Patient Auction, Sentara Hospital, Norfolk, VA

2014                       6 Blown stands for bowls for the Women Studies Department, TCC, Portsmouth, Virginia

2014                       5 Solid sculpted Roses for Sabrina Lemons, Norfolk Virginia

2014                       10 Flame worked Rose Pins for Virginia Wesleyan University Auction, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       30 Blown Glass Ornaments for Private Buyer, Napa Valley, California

2012                       50 Blown Glass Ornaments for Private Buyer, Napa Valley, California

2011                       Blown Mushroom Lawn Sculpture for The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawai’i

 

C O N T I N U E D   E D U C A T I O N

2013                       Enamel Painting on Glass, David Walters, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

2012                       Hot Sculpting Techniques, Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen, The Glass Furnace, Istanbul Turkey

 

L E C T U R E S   A T T E N D E D

2014                       Martin Janecky, Visting Artist, Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio, Norfolk, Virginia

2014                       Richard Marquis, Visiting Artist, Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio, Noroflk, Virginia

2014                       Sarah Gilbert, Artist in Residence, Chrylser Museum of Art Glass Studio, Norfolk, Virginia

2014                       Fritz Driesbach, Visiting Artist, Chrysler Museum of Art Glass studio, Norfolk, Virginia

2013                       Preston Singletary, Guest Lecturer, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington

2013                      Joseph A. Ben Venuto, Coldworking Fundamentals, Guest Lecturer, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2013                       Isabel and Reuben Toledo, Fashion and Form, Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2013                       Richard Royal, UH Visiting Artist Program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2012                       Hank Adams, UH Glass Club Visiting Artist Program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2012                       Amy Rueffert, UH Glass Club Visiting Artist Program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2011                       Karen Willenbrink Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen, Visiting Artist Program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2011                       Chris Taylor, Visiting Artist Program, University of Hawai’I at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2011                       Ethan Stern, Visiting Artist Glass Club Program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2011                       Kait Rhodes, Artist in Residence Program, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2010                       Stephen P. Kobb, “Conservation of Glass,” Doris Duke Foundation, Honolulu, Hawai’i

 

M E M B E R S H I P S

2014                       Suffolk Art League Member

2014                       Arts and Crafts Design Member

2014 -2013           Peninsula Glass Guild Member

2014 -2011           Glass Art Society Member

2012                       Hawaii Craftsman Member

2012 -2011           University of Hawai’i Friends of Glass, Club President

2012                       Sculpture Club Member, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

2011-2010            University of Hawai’i at Manoa Art Department Representative for incoming students

2010                       University of Hawai’i Friends of Glass, Vice President

 

C O M M U N I T Y   A F F I L I A T I O N S   

2014                       Duck Mania, Sandcasting Coordinator, Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Norfolk, VA

2014                       Kids Cancer Camp, Volunteer Hot Shop Instructor, Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, Norfolk VA

2014                       After the Bell Outreach Program, Glass Workshop Assistant, Norfolk, VA

2013                       Boys and Girls Club Outreach Program Bead Making Instructor, Norfolk, VA           

2011-2010            Volunteer Exhibit Representative, Marks Garage, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2010                       Glass Bead instructor for Christmas bead Workshop, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

2010                       Sandcasting Coordinator for Art Mania, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i

 

W E B   P U B L I C A T I O N S

2014                       Suffolk Art League Annual Juried Exhibition http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2014/11/15/annual-juried-exhibition-on-display/

2014                       Arts and Crafts Design Award Nominees http://acd-award.com/heckard.htm

2014-2013            Chrysler Glass Studio, http://www.chrysler.org/about-the-museum/glass-studio/cmgs-youtube-videos/

2012                       University of Hawaii at Manoa Glass Department, http://glass.ofmco.com/hillary-heckard/

2012                       Off the Cuff, Fine Art Associates, http://www.fineartassociates.com/

2011                       Honolulu Art Beats, http://www.honoluluartbeats.com

2010                       Art at Marks Garage, http://www.artatmarksgarage.com

2008                       Brit Hammer Sand casting Video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCqFPvGsIjo

Image Index

Image Index

1) Anamnesis, 2013

Mixed Media, Cast Glass, Hot-Sculpted Glass, Kiln formed glass, pate de verre, metal

304 cm. H x 213 W x 213 D

Explanation

Anamnesis:

The Silent Observer stares into the quiet wind that touches the place of existence between the stairs of happiness and sadness. The sound of the soul luminescent of calmness quietly waits in the corner between the light and shadow. A dream emerges of a familiar cycle of residual energy left behind but not forgotten. The transformation of movement immersed in the fabric of space and time.

This artwork was inspired by the artists’ residency at the Moses Meyers House in Norfolk, Virginia. The Meyers House in one of the oldest surviving houses in the Norfolk area surviving many fires and wars. The family that once inhabited the house were musicians and entrepreneurs.

2) Timekeeper, 2014

Blown Incalmo Glass, Mirrored Glass, Sandblasted Glass, Tempered Glass

304 cm. H x  204 W x 213 D

Timekeeper:

This piece explores the relationship between movement and momentum.  The blown forms represent fallen pendulums, which were historically used to find the acceleration of gravity and keep time within clocks. The weight of gravity represented in the fallen pendulums correlate with the effects of gravity in relation to mass. The weight and force of this inherent attraction of physical bodies and objects eventually gives way to this infinite naturally occurring pull of the gravitational field. The black and white represent attraction of opposites, creating one unison form through the fragile balance in which they coexist. The mirror represents the reflections and refractions of light constantly shifting the perception of the observer.

3) The Synthesis of Physchogeography: Unpredictable Pathways, 2014

Mixed Media, Found Objects, Blown Glass, Hot-Sculpted Glass, Reyzist

182 cm H x 121 W x  91 D

The Synthesis of Physchogeography: Unpredictable Pathways

Physchogeography, is a mapping tool used to create an individual’s experience through all of their senses: sight, sound, feeling, touch, and smell. By using these senses as a guide an individual’s intuition creates a new perception of their urban environment. This process in turn, creates new mapped pathways.  This project is geared to help individuals explore new routes and pathways in which they have not embarked on before. There is an informational guide that is free to take to help facilitate mapping using Physchogeography compiled in a hand written Zine along side the display of this piece.