Heidi Nam


Contact Information

heidinamart@gmail.com

https://www.heidinam.com/

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Mixed Media and Printmaking

Artist's Biography

Heidi Nam is a Philadelphia-based artist who draws inspirations from natural rock formations, grid patterns, and constant evolution of urbanity, Nam's mixed-media works explore the crossroad between the organic and the metropolitan. She has participated in both group and solo shows in major US cities and received numerous national awards. She earned her BFA from California College of the Arts and her MFA from University of Pennsylvania.

Artist's Statement

My work explores our perception of the multi-faceted urban environments that we inhabit. I focus on the organic processes cities undergo through time and space within the framework of infinite variations of grid systems. Through my current work, I demonstrate the morphological state of urban environments and visually reflect the semiotics of the city. Repetition, variation, and chance are the core principles that underlie my work. They resonate through my multi-media practice of painting, printmaking, and collage. My mixed mediawork process starts with deconstructing raw materials: painted paper, silkscreen and woodblock prints, and digitally produced images. I then construct a new surface from those fragments through layer upon layer of weaving, tiling, and sanding. The result is an infinite variations of the urban patterns, as a collection of disparate fragments, transferred, transplanted and transformed into a newly integrated whole.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Urban Fabric, Saint Joseph's University Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Netted, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

2016
Main Stage Gallery, Grand Opera House, Wilmington, DE

2006
Waverly Street Gallery (former Creative Partner's Gallery), Bethesda, MD

2003
Fairfax Government Center, Fairfax, VA

Rockville City Hall, Rockville, MD

2001
Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD

2000
Congresswoman Morella's Office, Washington D.C.

Group
2018
39th Annual Paper in Particular National Exhibition, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

29th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists, New York, NY

3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Terrault Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2017
Regional Juried Exhibition, Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, DE

3rd Annual Hand Pulled Prints, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Faculty Exhibition, DCCC Gallery, Media, PA

Adams County Arts Council's 14th Annual Juried Exhibition, Schmucker Gallery, PA

GoggleWorks 11th Annual Juried Exhibition, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, PA

2016
Faculty Exhibit, Cecil College, Elkton Station, MD

2015
Sands, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ

Photo Transformations, West Windsor Art Center, Princeton Junction, NJ

2014
Over the Edge: Paper-works Unbound, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

Arts + Architecture Exhibition, Center for Architecture, Philadelphia, PA

Member Show, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Program, NY

2013
16th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, WPG, Silver Spring, MD

Kala Artists' Annual Exhibition, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

23rd National Drawing & Print Exhibition, Notre Dame of Maryland University, MD

2012
Members' Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, NY

2011
ICE Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2010
You Wish You Were Here, Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, PA

2009
aeiou, Charles Adams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, PA

2007
Mainline Art's Member Show, Haverford, PA
The Art League Juried Shows, Alexandria, VA

2003
Painting in Pastel, Foxhall Gallery, Washington D.C.

2002
Open Exhibition 2002 Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern VA College, VA

74th Grand National Exhibition, The American Artists Professional League, NY

Top 200, Arts for the Parks, National Park Academy of the Arts, Jackson Hole, WY

Shade of Pastel, Maryland Pastel Society, MD

2001
Maryland College of Art and Design Faculty Show, MD

Potomac Valley Watercolorists, Grand Spring Garden Park, VA

2000
47th Annual Exhibition of National Acrylic, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Baltimore Watercolor Society's 2000 Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Exhibition, MD

Shades of Pastel, Maryland Pastel Society, MD

3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA

Korean Artists' Association, George Manson University, VA

Artist's Bibliography

2017
Jenkins, Mark, "In the Galleries," The Washington Post

Create Magazine, Spring Issue, 2017

2006
"Out of Suburbia and into the Swamps" in the Arts, Gazette, MD, July 19, 2006

"Nam: A Passion for Painting", Potomac Almanac, June 7013, 2006

"Best of Pastel", Kennedy Publication

2004
Centennial Korean American Artists, Korean American Contemporary Arts

2003
Top 100 Pastelists, Pastel Journal, March, 2003

2002
The Montgomery County Sentinel, August, 2002

Professional Experience

2016
Artist-in-Residency Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2013
Artist-in-Residency, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2006
Educator's Award, Teacher of "Best of Show", Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition

2004
2nd Place - Rockville Art League in Rockville, MD

2003
Honorable Mention - 4th Annual Pastel 100, Pastel Journal 2003

Clark Mitchell Award, Pastel USA, 17th Annual International Exhibition

2002
Uschi Grueterich Memorial Award, 30th Annual Open Exhibition, Pastel Society of America Inc., NY

Honorable Mention - Hilton Head Art League National Competition, Hilton Head, SC

2001
1st Place - Rockville Art League, Rockville, MD

Honorable Mention - Strathmore Hall Exhibition, Bethesda, MD

2000
3rd Place - Rockville Art League, Rockville, MD

Lectures and Talks

2017
Urban Fabric, Saint Joseph's University Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Education

California College of the Arts, BFA

University of Pennsylvania, MFA