MFA, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
BFA, Bradley University, 2000
Professor of Art, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Lose the Feeling, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
Rejection, Box Gallery, curated by Richard Medina, Chicago, IL
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
Tension/Strength, part of Four Solos 1, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA
Via Alternate Descriptions, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
Intuitive Geometry, Pearce Gallery, Dunlap, IL
The Fabric of Space, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fluidity, Murray State University, Murray, KY
In Between, Around, and Beyond, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY
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
Changing Breath, or How Things Fall Together, Anderson College, Anderson, SC
Paintings and Collages, Verde Gallery, Champaign, IL
Regrowth, Glen Vista Art Gallery, Kalamazoo Nature Center, MI
Paintings and Structures, Lakeview Museum of the Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL
Tangentials, Peoria Civic Center, IL
Paintings and Photographs, Hartmann Center for the Arts, Peoria, IL
Group Exhibitions (*denotes catalog):
City and Empire, with Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber, curated by Carmen Lozar, Illinois Wesleyan University Merwin Gallery, Bloomington, IL
Terrain Biennial, Enos Park neighborhood, Springfield, IL
Emergence: National Artists of Central Illinois, Peoria Riverfront Museum, Peoria, IL
Biennial 29, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, winner, Best in Show
Regional Alumni Art Exhibition, Prairie Center of the Arts, Peoria, IL
Burn Pile, Exhibition with Jessica Bingham, The Guest Room through Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL
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
Sightlines, South Bend Museum of Art, Century Center, South Bend, IN
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
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
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
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
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
*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
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
*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
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
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
Peoria Art Guild Members Show, Foster Arts Center, Peoria, IL
The Unicorn Exhibition, Heuser Art Center, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Bradley University Faculty Exhibition, Heuser Art Center, Peoria, IL
Interlochen Center for the Arts Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Interlochen, MI, summers 1998-2004
Living Room: Issues of Taste and the Politics of Decoration, Storefront 1838, Harlem, NYC
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
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
Best in Show, awarded by Miranda Lash (Speed Museum), Biennial 29, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
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
Prairie Center of the Arts local artist residency, Peoria, IL
Spiro Arts Artist Residency and Fellowship, Park City, UT
Hypatia-in-the-Woods Residency, Shelton, WA
Hambidge Creative Residency Program, Rabun Gap, GA
Yaddo Artist Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
Pontlevoy Creative Residency, Pontlevoy, France
Banff Self-Directed Artist Residency, Banff, Alberta, CA
Honorable Mention, 33rd Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Augustana College Art Museum, Rock Island, IL
Prairie Center of the Arts Residency, Peoria, IL
Byrdcliffe Artist Colony Residency, Woodstock, NY
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award Nominee, University of Pennsylvania
Dedalus Foundation Award Nominee, University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts Grant Recipient
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
Painting Pink Pajamas, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, IL
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
Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa
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
"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.
Maggie Kunze, “The Terrain Biennial at Enos Park,” Sixty Inches From Center, November 24, 2017. http://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/the-terrain-biennial-at-enos-park/
Sheldon Gooch, “Jessica Bingham and Heather Brammeier at Jan Brandt Gallery,” Sight Specific, August 8, 2017. https://www.sight-specific.com/jessica-bingham-and-heather-brammeier-at-jan-brandt-gallery/
Becky Malewitz, “'Biennial 29' Exhibit at the South Bend Museum of Art Shows Diversity of Midwestern Art,” South Bend Tribune, August 6, 2017.
“Gambling the Aisle,” Art and Literary magazine, Issue 10, Summer 2016, p. 19.
“FreshPaintMagazine,” Issue 14, August 2016, pp. 42–43.
Gabrielle Brown, “UICA to Evoke Sensory Responses of Seeing, Hearing, Feeling, Smelling Art with Seventh ArtPrize Exhibit,” The Rapidian, August 6, 2015.
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.
Jonathan Wright, “Artists’ Rule: Space in Progress,” Art in Society Magazine, March/April 2013.
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.