Known for her luminous application of color, Heisch composes paintings of repeated motifs, curving forms, and delicate, gestural lines. Drawing inspiration from organic bodies, patterns in nature, and the cosmos, Heisch’s paintings are infused with waves of energy and tension, capturing triumphant yet fleeting moments of balance and stillness.
Heisch paints carefully in multi-layered applications of oil on canvas to achieve the desired atmospheric qualities and emotional tenor of the final work. Each painting is characterized by a sense of movement, a fluidity reflected in the opposing properties that coexist on the canvas – hard and soft, light and dark, flatness and depth. Such oppositional symmetry is at the heart of the artist’s practice and infuses her paintings with an embodied inquisitive gaze, directly inviting the viewer to engage and explore open-ended states of possibility and meaning.
GRIMM will present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Heisch in New York in September 2023.
Angela Heisch (b. 1989, Auckland, NZ) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY (US). She received a BA Fine Arts from University at Potsdam, SUNY, NY (US) in 2011, and an MFA from University at Albany, SUNY, NY (US) in 2014. Recent solo and two person exhibitions include GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL); Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London (UK); Projet Pangée, Montréal (CA); Transmitter Gallery, New York, NY (US); Gallery 106 Green, New York, NY (US). Group presentations include Romancing the Surface, curated by Loie Hollowell at GRIMM, Amsterdam (NL) and Present Generations, at Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus OH (US). Her work is held in the permanent collections of Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam (NL); Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus OH (US); Fundación Medianoche0, Granada (ES); Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL (US); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL); Whitworth Museum, Manchester (UK) and Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art, Rizhao (CN).
Angela Heisch joins GRIMMFebruary 10, 2022
A Major Gift from the Scantland Family Brings Leading Emerging Artists’ Works to the Columbus Museum of ArtCasey Lesser, Artsy News, June 15, 2021
Angela Heisch’s Ambiguous Gradient Paintings Evoke the Joy of StargazingRavi Ghosh, Elephant, February 8, 2021