Heide Fasnacht


Since the artist's first one-person show at P.S. 1 in 1979, Fasnacht has been a constant presence in the New York art scene. Exhibiting continuously, she has also been the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Award, a Gottlieb Foundation Grant, a Tiffany Foundation Grant and residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, the Rockefeller Foundation (Bellagio), Pilchuck Studios and the Edward Albee Residency Program.

Our visible world, full of animate things in continuous motion is the focus of Fasnacht's installations, sculpture and drawings. Frequently discovered from photographs found in dated science textbooks and magazines, she depicts volcanoes, geysers, sneezes, bomb blasts, and water occurrences. The foundation of her drawing skills has expanded to include architectural interventions providing commentary on the architectural transformation of our environment.

The artist had most recently exhibited large scale on site works for Smack Mellon and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A major work was shown in the Styrofoam show at the RISD Museum. The artist is currently developing drawings and installations for an ambitious project at Q Box Gallery in Athens to run concurrently with Art Athina.