Heather Stivison : 2019 Elected Artist
Heather Stivison is a former New Jersey museum director who served as president of the New Jersey Association of Museums and also of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums. She is a published author who continues to research, write, and lecture on museum-related topics. After raising two daughters, in 2015 she moved to the South Coast and returned to her original background as a studio artist.
Her recent paintings explore pattern, atmosphere, depth and luminosity in both representational and abstract works in a variety of mediums. She is inspired by the rugged coastline and wide-open skies of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts landscape. She often uses water as a metaphor for “going deep” into dark, quiet placesand for the transcendent experience of plunging into the unknown.
Since returning to the studio, Stivison has exhibited her artwork in dozens of group and juried shows in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Kentucky. She is currently preparing a thesis on the feminine sublime in contemporary art as a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
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