Heather Day is a painter and printmaker who makes abstract paintings comprised of scraped, smeared, and flooded pools of pigment. The compulsive energy of her work oscillates between rehearsed abandon and careful restraint. Her encompassing murals, large canvases, and intimate drawings study the mechanisms of sensory perception — mining what happens when the body interprets a sound as a texture, or a scent as a color.
She received a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2012 and was an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center (2019). Her first museum solo show, Woolgatherers: New Paintings by Heather Day is on view at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana, through May 2020.
Day has collaborated with both Facebook and Google, creating virtual and augmented reality works that bridge the gap between art and technology. The artist lives and works in San Francisco.