I want to be as surprised by my work as anyone else. The joy, for me, in creating is that the creation takes on a life of its own. It is born of my imagination, but the thought which is its inception is only the seed of a generative process.
I am not interested in creating commodities. I am interested in exploring the intersection between art and life, folding one into the other. My work is essentially embedded; its situation defines what it becomes as it both influences, and is influenced by its environment. It is, in this sense, as we are: of generative origin, simultaneously products and producers of place. The work comes to life as a dynamic, time based process. It develops through interdependence, evolving as a complex system in response to its surroundings.
Heather Dewey-Hagborg has displayed work at The Islip Art Museum, CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, Third Ward, Galapagos, Sculpture Space, SUNYIT, The Texas Firehouse Gallery, Fotofono, and The Gowanus Studio Space in New York, Artist Television Access, California College of the Arts and Dorkbot in San Francisco.
She has received grants or awards from CEPA Gallery, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the National Science Foundation, Sculpture Space, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
Heather has a BA in multimedia arts from Bennington College and a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University where she is currently an adjunct professor.
More online: www.deweyhagborg.com