Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Fall 2018 Heidi Lau
New York, NY
Painters & Sculptors Grant recipient (2015)
Heidi Lau grew up in Macao and currently lives in New York and works in Brooklyn. Her ceramics and works on paper have been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Macao Museum of Art, Wave Hill, Boston Center for the Arts, Tiger Strike Asteroid New York, Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Aljira Center for Contemporary Art. Her practice has been generously supported by numerous residencies and awards: Bronx Museum Artist In the Market Place Program, Emerging Artist Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park, Center for Book Arts Workspace Residency, Martin Wong Foundation Scholarship, among others. In 2015, she was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grants, and she participated in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space Program in Summer 2016. She received her BFA from New York University in 2008.
“My ceramic works are hand built into the form of various objects of remembrance –towers, funeral monuments and fossilized creatures that are simultaneously being infested, disintegrating, and reforming on a cellular level. Through creating collections of impossible or fictitious monuments and artifacts imbued with elements from myth and minor history, I am suggesting the materiality and non-linearity of the past.”
Lithosarcophaus, 2015, glazed ceramics, 3 x 2 x 4.5 feet
The Totem, 2016, wood-fired ceramics, 8.5 x 12 x 37 inches
The Sleepwalker, 2016, wood-fired ceramics, 17 x 13 x 46 inches
The Megalith, 2016, glazed ceramics, 3 x 2 x 9 feet
All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.