Kelly Heaton

Kelly Heaton

The Beekeeper, 2015

Biography


Kelly Heaton (b. 1972) is an American artist who examines the impact of electronics on modern civilization. Trained in art and science, Heaton uses her engineering background to explore psychology, the human-machine relationship, and our increasing separation from nature. Her early work contains functional circuits that give a "machine life" dimension to her art by reacting to the viewer with sound, light, and movement. Her recent practice is characterized by layers of imagery that portray human identity in the digital age. She combines high-tech and luddite themes, as well as electronic and static media, to offer her audience a deeper understanding of contemporary culture. Heaton's work also reminds us to stay connected with nature lest our dependence on technology be our demise. In addition to her studio practice, Kelly Heaton is an inventor, a self-taught perfumer, and founder of The Virginia Perfume Company.

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Dec 24, 2016 Creators Kelly Heaton To Save the Bees, Art and Activism Cross-Pollenate

Oct 19, 2015 Hyperallergic Kelly Heaton The Honeybee as Artistic Messenger

Oct 23, 2012 Creative Capital Kelly Heaton In Focus: Kelly Heaton's "The Parallel Series"

Exhibitions

Sep 12, 2015 Kelly Heaton Pollination

Sep 06, 2003 Kelly Heaton Live Pelt

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Hilary Clinton (the big shock), 2017

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Hilary Clinton (the big shock), 2017

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Donald Trump (the big hack), 2017

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Spent Flower, 2015

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Weeds, 2015

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Smells Like Weeds (Queen of Hungry Spirits), 2015

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Colony Collapse, 2015

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Shamanic Bee, 2013-15

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Cloudy Honeybees, 2013

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Sunny Honeybees, 2013

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The Holy Spirit, 2012

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The Tree of Life & Death (Loberg), 2005-2010

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Beginning, 2005

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N-Trophy, 2000-2003

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De-Star Spangled Banner, 2002-2003

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