California-based artist Heather Day makes abstract paintings comprised of scraped, smeared, and flooded pools of pigment. The compulsive energy of her work oscillates between rehearsed abandon and careful restraint. Her encompassing murals, large canvases, and intimate drawings study the mechanisms of sensory perception — mining what happens when the body interprets a sound as a texture, or a scent as a color.
Heather Day lives and works in California. She received a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The artist’s work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, and Seoul, including exhibits at The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI, and The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA). She has an upcoming residency at the Vermont Studio Center, followed by a solo exhibition at Fort Wayne Museum of Art in 2020.
Day has collaborated with both Facebook and Google, creating virtual and augmented reality works that bridge the gap between art and technology. Her work is held in the private collections of Fidelity Investments, Chicago Philharmonic, The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul Hospital, JCrew, AirBnB, Dropbox, Warner Brothers, Facebook, Youtube, and Google.