HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA

HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA

Heather Allen Hietala’s current series of boat themed objects and images continues to explore the idea of life's journey.

Featured Piece
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA On My Way

On My Way
- Wood-fired stoneware, glass, steel, wood, paper
19 x 23 x 5 in
$ 4,800.00


HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA On My Way
On My Way
Wood-fired stoneware, glass, steel, wood, paper  
19 x 23 x 5 in
$4,800
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Triad
Triad
Wood-fired ceramic, steel, slip, underglaze, encaustic  
48 x 32 x 3 in
Sold
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Balancing
Balancing
Wood-fired stoneware, upcycled glass, steel, moonglow pear wood, thread  
27-1/2 x 16 x 23 in
$4,500
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Counterpoise
Counterpoise
Steel, netting, paint, lead, handwoven fishing line  
18 x 13 x 4-1/4 in
$4,300
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Equilibrium
Equilibrium
Wood-fired stoneware, upcycled glass, steel  
7 x 17-1/2 x 4-1/4 in
$ 950
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Memories
Memories
Wood-fired stoneware, glass, Plexiglass, steel  
8-1/2 x 22 x 9 in
$4,800
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Onward
Onward
Mixed media  
15 x 9 x 43 in
$3,500
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Possibility
Possibility
Mixed media  
10 x 19 x 5 in
$1,800
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA The Light Within
The Light Within
Mixed media  
5 x 14 x 3 in
$ 700
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Wayfarer (in collaboration with Julie Merrill)
Wayfarer (in collaboration with Julie Merrill)
Ceramic, copper, brass, steel, paper, encaustic  
16 x 30 x 6-1/2 in
$4,000
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Soul Vessel
Meditation Vessel (sold individually)
Mixed media  
2.25 x 8.5 x 2 in
$ 130
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA On a Course
On a Course
Mixed media  
52 x 72 in
Sold
HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Tools of Passage
Tools of Passage
Mixed media  
30-1/2 x 17 x 5 in
Sold

HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA

HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA

HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Biography

Heather Allen Hietala’s current series of boat themed objects and images continues to explore the idea of a journey with the boat now symbolizing the journey.

Heather Allen Hietala received her BFA degree from the University of New Hampshire and her MFA degree from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Wustum Museum of Fine Arts (WI), Mint Museum of Craft + Design (NC), Asheville Art Museum (NC), Atlanta International Museum of Art (GA), American Museum of Quilts & Textiles (CA), American Institute of Architects (DC), Wesserling Textile Museum (France) and the Singapore Art Museum. Hietala’s work is in various diverse collections including the Racine Art Museum (WI), North Carolina Arts Commission, Fidelity Investments (MA), Trans Financial Bank (TN) and the Biltmore Estate (NC). Heather currently works from her studio in North Carolina.

She has completed a major textile replication project for the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. These large embroidered pelmets, similar to a valance, are displayed in the second floor living hall.

 

HEATHER ALLEN HIETALA Statement

“I am interested in duality and the idea of two (or more) things that are intrinsically bound together, made by the same hand. My work explores relationships and inter-relationships between individual pieces, their materials, forms and ideas. Created separately, individual pieces are presented in pairs or groupings that strengthen and highlight this sense of similarity and contrast…It is my goal that in presenting different groupings and installations, provocative relationships and dialogues are created.”

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