Heather Hart is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work engages form and liminality to question and redistribute power.
During the Radcliffe fellowship, Hart is unearthing, interpreting, and constructing architectures for spaces that emerge from the intersection of Black American oral histories and narratives and architectural form and theory. This work focuses on the translation between sites of historical record and the public, the public and the artwork, and the slippage, construction, and communication that happens in between these.
Hart has received awards from Anonymous Was A Woman, the Graham Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. Hart cofounded Black Lunch Table in 2005 and has won an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts grant, a Creative Capital Award, and Wikimedia Foundation grants with that project. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, Eastern Illinois University, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Queens Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Storm King Art Center, and the University of Toronto Scarborough, among others. Hart is a trustee at Storm King Art Center and works with Davidson Gallery in New York. She studied at Cornish College of the Arts, Princeton University, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and received her MFA from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.