Heather Brammeier

Group exhibition at Real Tinsel Gallery.
Teleportal Presents: MOVEMENT

Art installation Schwarzkiefer on view in Mannheim, Germany.
The artwork and a performance were part of an artist residency at Barac.
I Found U Collective artists participated in the residency together.

Exhibition documentation available for Maybe Never solo exhibition at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago.

Triangle Bench is in the permanent collection at the South Bend Museum of Art.
Visit the Sculpture Corridor in the Century Center
120 Doctor M.L.K. Jr. Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601

Heather Brammeier is a sculptor, painter, and installation artist whose work continues the function of childhood play into adulthood. Through innovative use of materials and deceptively simple design, Brammeier creates visual puzzles that invite movement in and around the artwork. The artwork tests physical and perceptual boundaries, mirroring emotional and psychological limits. Vertiginous stacking, attention to surfaces, and the use of light and shadow elicit contemplation of safety and threat, love and loss, and the complexity of emotional experience.

Heather Brammeier is a sculptor, painter, and installation artist who creates visual puzzles that invite movement in and around the artwork. Brammeier has exhibited internationally, at the Museo Alejando Berro in Uruguay, the Swansea College of Art in Wales, UK, and CICA Museum in Gimpo, Korea. Her most recent exhibition, Maybe Never, was at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Curator Alice Gray Stites recently selected Brammeier for a group exhibition at Pen and Brush Gallery in Manhattan. Brammeier won Best in Show at the South Bend Museum of Art Biennial 29, selected by juror Miranda Lash. She won first prize in the 2015 Rooftop Project Space Competition at Lillstreet Art Center (Chicago, IL). Other large public installations have been at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI), the South Bend Museum of Art (IN), North Seattle College (WA), and Garfield Park Arts Center (IN). Brammeier has participated in artist residency programs across the country and internationally, including Barac (Germany), Yaddo (NY), Spiro Arts (UT), The Hambidge Center (GA), The Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada), and Pontlevoy Creative Residencies (France). Brammeier spent three months in residence at International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York (summer 2018 and 2019). In the summer of 2020, she was part of the inaugural online artist residency with the School of the Visual Arts in New York. Brammeier and other alumni from this program founded international artist collective I Found U. Brammeier is a Professor of Art at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.