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Heather Sparks is a conceptual artist whose work spans installation, sculpture, and video, as well as drawing, painting, performance, and artist actions. Heather’s work has been exhibited internationally, and was recently screened at the Sotheby’s Institute in New York in conjunction with Jeremy Blake and Haluk Akakce. Her work can currently be seen on the Big Screen Project on 6th Avenue in New York, and was recently exhibited at the Atomic Testing Museum, Smithsonian Museum, Las Vegas, NV in conjunction with the Contemporary Art Center, Las Vegas and Creative Time, NY. She has been included in the Observatori Biennale in Valencia, Spain and in the Lyon Biennale, in Lyon, France. Her work has been reviewed and featured in Flash Art, World Sculpture News, Art Papers, LA Times, Herald Tribune, Ha’aratz, Studio Magazine, Camerawork Journal of Photographic Arts, Surface Magazine, Architecture Now, Der Freund, SF Bay Guardian, Slash Seconds, Opium Magazine, Zing Magazine, and other publications. Heather received her MFA from Stanford University in 2007. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, received a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship in 1994, and was a Kala artist in residence in 2000. Her writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, and her graphic novel “It Colors Your Life: A Coloring Book of Drinking and Smoking” is scheduled for publication in 2012. Her work will be exhibited at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery and Ictus Gallery, SF, in January 2012.

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