about the artist

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Heather McLeod is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design where she earned her B.F.A. in Illustration and a recent recipient of a Fulbright Study/Research Award in Perugia, Italy. Interested primarily in portraiture and representative work, Heather creates pieces with the intent of capturing the character of the figure portrayed. She favors oil painting, but enjoys experimenting in other mediums including charcoal, sculpture, collage, and printmaking. She has been featured in a number of exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe and has been the recipient of a number of art related awards.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Palazzo Gallenga, Più della Pittura, Perugia, Italy, June 18 – 24, 2018

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Ciel Gallery, I Spy, Charlotte, NC, October 6 – 28, 2017

Highline Stages, Single Fare 4, New York, NY, September 16 – 17, 2017

Woods Gerry Gallery, Senior Invitational, Providence, RI, June 3 – 4, 2016

RISD ISB Gallery, Cabinet of Curiosities, Providence, RI, April 26 – 30, 2016

Gelman Gallery, Image Landscapes: New Readings in Art, Design and Architecture, Providence, RI, October 29, 2015 – January 17, 2016

Elder Gallery, Carolina’s Got Art – June Salon Competition, Charlotte, NC, June 5 – 27, 2015

Beatrice Room, Formal, Rome, Italy, May 26, 2015

Bibliothè Contemporary Art Gallery, Cinque Figure, Rome, Italy, April 1 – 7, 2015

Temple University Gallery, Tiny Portrait Biennale, Rome, Italy, March 31 – April 3, 2015

Circolo degli Artisti, International Wifi Art, Rome, Italy, November 2, 2014

Beatrice Room, RISD Fall 2014 Final Show, Rome, Italy, December 16, 2014

Kent Art Association, The Student Show, Kent, CT, March 2012

University of Hartford, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Hartford, CT, January 29, 2012

Katonah Museum of Art, Young Artists, Katonah, NY, May 15, 2011

Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists/ The Lyme Art Association, Faces of Spring 2011, Old Lyme, CT, March 6 – April 23, 2011

 

 

AWARDS/ HONORS

Fulbright Study/Research Award, Recipient, October 2017 – July 2018

Herbert and Claiborne Pell Award, Recipient, June 3, 2016

 

 

PUBLISHED WORKS/ ARTICLES 

EVMO News (https://www.evmonews.com/articles/heather-mcleod-and-the-symbology-of-ears-in-art/), Interview, July 27, 2018

RISD (http://www.risd.edu/about/news/2016/preserving-a-love-of-painting/), Featured Article, July 18, 2016

Constructed By (http://constructedby.com/heather-mcleod/), Interview, January 19, 2016

Highline – The Huffington Post (http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/bibi-obama/), Illustrations for article “Scenes from a Marriage,” November 12, 2015

The Round Magazine (http://issuu.com/theroundmagazine/docs/the_round_issue_xii/), Featured, Spring 2015

RISD Portfolios (www.portfolios.risd.edu), Featured, August 4, 2014