• Heather Brammeier

    Education:

    MFA, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

    BFA, Bradley University, 2000

    Professor of Art, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

    Solo Exhibitions:

    2017

    Lose the Feeling, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

    2016

    Rejection, Box Gallery, curated by Richard Medina, Chicago, IL

    2015

    Foliation, Garfield Park Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

    Public Provisional, Backspace Collective, Renaissance Park Community Association Community Garden, Peoria, IL

    Adorn, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

    She Defines Herself, Class of 1925 Gallery, UMW Memorial Union, Madison, WI

    2014

    Tension/Strength, part of Four Solos 1, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

    2012

    Via Alternate Descriptions, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL

    Intuitive Geometry, Pearce Gallery, Dunlap, IL

    2010

    The Fabric of Space, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

    2008

    Fluidity, Murray State University, Murray, KY

    In Between, Around, and Beyond, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY

    2007

    Art Saint Louis Off-Site Exhibition at Fleishman-Hillard, Saint Louis, MO

    Unbroken, Women’s Institute and Gallery, New Harmony, IN

    Untelling, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL

    2006

    Changing Breath, or How Things Fall Together, Anderson College, Anderson, SC

    2005

    Paintings and Collages, Verde Gallery, Champaign, IL

    2004

    Regrowth, Glen Vista Art Gallery, Kalamazoo Nature Center, MI

    2000

    Paintings and Structures, Lakeview Museum of the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL

    Tangentials, Peoria Civic Center, IL

    1998

    Paintings and Photographs, Hartmann Center for the Arts, Peoria, IL

    Group Exhibitions (*denotes catalog):

    2017

    Biennial 29, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

    2016

    Sideways, curated by Yaku, Peoria, IL

    Separation Anxiety, Backspace Collective 6th Annual Members' Exhibition, Art Garage, Peoria, IL

    This must be the place I never want to leave, 2016 BEEP Wales International Painting Prize Exhibition, juried by Jonathan Powell, Swansea College of Art, Swansea, Wales, UK, and Undegun, Wrexham, Wales, UK

    PCA Regional Alumni Exhibition, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

    2016 Annual Juried Art Competition, South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR

    Inspiration: Foundations, Len G. Everett Gallery, Monmouth College, IL

    60 WRD/MIN ART CRITIC participant, Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL

    2015–2017

    Sightlines, South Bend Museum of Art, Century Center, South Bend, IN

    2015

    ME, special exhibition in association with Illinois Women's Artist Project Symposium, Studios on Sheridan, Peoria, IL

    SENSE, ArtPrize Seven Exhibition, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

    Works From Around Our State, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

    Backspace at 1612 5th Annual Members' Exhibition, Project 1612, Peoria, IL

    DepARTment, Bradley Art Faculty Exhibition, The Hartmann Center, Peoria, IL

    Guess You Had to Be There, The Gateway Building, Peoria, IL, Collaboration with Backspace Collective NFP members, awarded 3rd prize by juror Joel Ross

    The Public Arena: Public Art and its Role in the Community, North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

    * 35th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

    2014

    Annual Holiday Art Exhibition, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN

    10th Annual Benefit Art Exhibition and Auction, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

    Backspace Collective 4th Annual Members' Exhibition, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

    Backspace Collective 4th Annual DrawBack Exhibition, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

    Dream Catcher, SPACEWOMb Gallery, New York, NY

    Abstract III, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, IL

    Artist in Residence Alumni Invitational, Gallery One, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

    Works on Paper, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

    Benefit Exhibition for Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Mailbox, invitational fundraising exhibition, Weave Shed Gallery, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA

    Installation Nation, presented by Primary Colours at the Indianapolis Art Center

    Susurrant, two-person exhibition with Zac Zetterberg, Studios on Sheridan, Peoria, IL

    2013

    Sparks, CIAO exhibition for Peoria's Celebration of Women Artists, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

    3rd Annual Members' Exhibition, Backspace Collective, Peoria, IL

    Benefit Exhibition for BalletX, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Exhibition Five, Guest Artist, The Pharmacy, Springfield, IL

    2012

    Twist, Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum, Marshall, MN

    10th Anniversary Exhibition, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

    Art at the X 2012, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

    47th National Juried Artists Exhibition, St. Tammany Art Association, Covington, LA

    23rd Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA

    44th Annual VAST National Exhibition, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, TX

    Art From the Heartland 2012, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

    Pictures of Nothing, JF Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

    Chowan University National Juried Exhibition 2012, Murfreesboro, NC

    *Re-Generation, The Painting Center, New York, NY

    Uncommon Space, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

    2nd Annual Members' Exhibition, Backspace Collective, Peoria, IL

    2011

    Printed, Painted, Pressed, C2 Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

    Abstractions, curated by Sandra Perlow, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

    *33rd Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Heuser Art Center, Peoria, IL (Winner, Dean’s Office Purchase Award)

    *24th Annual McNeese Works on Paper Exhibition, Abercrombie Gallery, McNeese State University

    1st Annual Members' Exhibition, Backspace Collective, Peoria, IL

    2010

    *From the Inside Out, collaboration with Nicholas Nyland, Heuser Art Center, Peoria, IL

    From the Lab: Creative Research by BU Art Faculty, Hartmann Gallery, Peoria, IL

    PennDesign Alumni Association/ Philagrafika 2010 Print Exhibition, Bahdeebahdu Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2009

    The Large Works Show 2009, ICON Contemporary Art, Fairfield, IA

    Echo, Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park and Arts Center, Solomons, MD

    Chromatose, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD

    New Artists Exhibition, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

    33rd Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Augustana College Art Museum, Rock Island, IL

    *Paintpresent, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY

    Works on Paper, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

    *41st Annual Visual Arts Exhibition, Visual Arts Society of Texas, Denton, TX

    Inland Art Exhibition, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL

    2008

    *Painting Pink Pajamas, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL

    *61st Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

    Satellite City Transmissions, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Satellite City Transmissions, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL

    Satellite City Transmissions, Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL

    Satellite City Transmissions, Fine Line Gallery, St. Charles, IL

    Annual Members’ Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Re.Action, Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park and Arts Center, Solomon, MD

    4th Annual Fine Art Auction, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL

    It’s Gouache and Gouache Only, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

    2007

    8th Annual 5”x7” Exhibition, Woodstock Guild, Woodstock, NY

    Satellite City Transmissions, Studio 222, Bloomington, IL

    Satellite City Transmissions, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL

    Exchange Exhibition, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO

    Abstract and Geometric, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

    *22nd Biennial Southern Illinois Artists Open Competition Exhibition, Mitchell Museum, Cedarhurst Arts Center, Mt. Vernon, IL

    New Arts Program 18th Annual Exhibition of Small Works, Kutztown, PA

    2006

    3rd Annual Fine Art Auction, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL

    Between Art and Vision, Big Easy Café and Coffeehouse, Peoria, IL

    Layered, Stitched, Assembled, Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

    Bradley/Marshall Faculty Exchange Show, Marshall University, WV

    2005

    Peoria Art Guild Members Show, Foster Arts Center, Peoria, IL

    The Unicorn Exhibition, Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

    2004

    Bradley University Faculty Exhibition, Heuser Art Center, Peoria, IL

    Interlochen Center for the Arts Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Interlochen, MI, summers 1998-2004

    2003

    Living Room: Issues of Taste and the Politics of Decoration, Storefront 1838, Harlem, NYC

    2002

    M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Power Plant, Philadelphia, PA

    Folio 2002 Exhibition, Graduate Student Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

    No More Beginnings, two-person exhibition with Nicholas Nyland, Graduate Student Center, University of Pennsylvania, 2002

    Fox Family Exhibition, Fox Gallery, University of Pennsylvania

    Six Degrees in Cold Storage, CAA Special Exhibition

    2001

    Reinventing the Definition of Drawing, Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania

    Fox Family Exhibition, Fox Gallery, University of Pennsylvania

    Graduate School of Fine Arts Award Winners Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania

    Awards:

    2015
    First Prize winner, Lillstreet Art Center Rooftop Project Space 2015
    competition, juror Camille Canales Chicago, IL

    Dave Bown Projects 11th Semiannual Competition honorable mention, curated by Katherine Pill, Assistant Curator of Art after 1950, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; Ron Platt, Chief Curator, Grand Rapids Art Museum; and Kelly Shindler, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis from submissions that were received from artists from approximately 40 countries

    2014

    Prairie Center of the Arts local artist residency, Peoria, IL

    2013

    Spiro Arts Artist Residency and Fellowship, Park City, UT

    Hypatia-in-the-Woods Residency, Shelton, WA

    Hambidge Creative Residency Program, Rabun Gap, GA

    2011

    Yaddo Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY

    2010

    Pontlevoy Creative Residency, Pontlevoy, France

    Banff Self-Directed Artist Residency, Banff, Alberta, CA

    2009

    Honorable Mention, 33rd Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Augustana College Art Museum, Rock Island, IL

    2007

    Prairie Center of the Arts Residency, Peoria, IL

    Byrdcliffe Artist Colony Residency, Woodstock, NY

    2002

    Joan Mitchell Foundation Award Nominee, University of Pennsylvania

    2001

    Dedalus Foundation Award Nominee, University of Pennsylvania

    2000

    University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts Grant Recipient

    Artist Registries:

    Flat Files, Pierogi 2000 Gallery, NY, curated by owner and director Joe Amrhein

    The Drawing Center’s online Artist Registry, The Drawing Center, NY, curated by Nina Katchadourian

    NurtureArt, NY

    Curated Exhibitions:

    2008

    Painting Pink Pajamas, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL

    Collections:

    Aviva USA life insurance, Des Moines, IA

    Bradley University, Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, Dean's Office

    Westmark, Des Moines, IA

    Mercy West Hospital, West Des Moines, IA

    Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA

    Gallery Representation:

    Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa

    Public Art:

    Design for fifty-foot mural, North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA

    Mural, seven different levels in stairwell, OSF Medical Center, Peoria, IL

    Mural, South Side Mission, Peoria, IL


    Publications:

    "What Is It, and What Is It For?", From the Inside Out catalog essay, 2010. Additional essay by Nicholas Nyland.

    Curatorial Statement, Painting Pink Pajamas Exhibition catalog essay, 2008. Additional essays by Paul Krainak and Matt Freedman.

    Bibliography:

    Gambling the Aisle Art and Literary magazine (forthcoming)

    FreshPaintMagazine, Issue 14, August 2016, pp. 42–43

    Stacia Yeapanis, “Other Peoples Pixels Interviews Heather Brammeier”, May 28, 2015, http://blog.otherpeoplespixels.com/otherpeoplespixels-interviews-heather-brammeier

    Leslie Renken, “Duo Say Their Art Installation on Bradley’s Campus is Fluid and Ephemeral”, Peoria Journal Star, October 25, 2015

    John Hollis White, Experience Painting (Worcester, MA: Davis, 2015), p. 46

    Lee Gainer, “Peek” featured artist, July 7, 2014, http://leegainer.blogspot.com/2014_07_01_archive.html

    Scott Faingold, “Pharmacy Guest Artist: Heather Brammeier”, Illinois Times, March 8, 2013, http:illinoistimes.com/blog-11607-pharmacy-guest-artist-heather-brammeier.html

    Paul Gost, “Moberg’s Big Break”, NYArts Magazine, November, 2012, http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/?p=5378

    Leslie Renken, “Because of Her Mother”, Peoria Journal Star, August 12, 2012

    Gary Panetta, "Installation Interaction", Peoria Journal Star, April 18, 2010

    Mike Maciag, "Shades of Motivation", Peoria Journal Star, April 7, 2008.

    "Satellite City Transmissions", Art and Society Magazine, March/April 2008.

    Theo Kenyon, "Visual Thrill Ride", Peoria Journal Star, November 2, 2008.

    "‘Unbroken’ to be presented at Women’s Institute", Posey County News, IN, June 5, 2007.

    "Waterworks", Evansville Courier & Press, IN, June 22, 2007.

    Matt Freedman, "Plus Five: PennDesign 2007 MFA Thesis Exhibition", full-color catalog with additional essay by Richard Torchia, 2007.

    Gary Panetta, "Students Adding Comfort to Facility with Mural", Peoria Journal Star, September 16, 2006.

    Additional Activities:

    President of the Board, Backspace Collective, 2011-present

    • involved in exhibitions programming

    • obtained 501(c)(3) status

    • obtained Illinois Arts Council grant