Heather Weathers was born in Metairie, Louisiana 1971. She attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Art, combining mixed media and contemporary ideas. After graduating from NOCCA, Heather earned her BFA at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, pursuing performance art, painting and ceramic art, and in 1994 she performed in a New Orleans Industrial band called Gimp. Heather earned her MFA from Pratt Institute in 1998, combining her feminist views, multi media materials and performance art in a piece involving a bikini made out of meat called “Sweat Meat” in 2001.
After graduating, Heather started a series of multiple site art programs in Brooklyn, New York that included utilizing The Dorthy Bennet Mercy Center. After creating public art in gardens at the Hollenback Community Garden, she exhibited with the feminist group Soho 20 and The Exhibitionists. She exhibited her multimedia Feminist art combining performance art and installations at The Big Top Gallery in New Orleans from 2000 – 2010. She was able to write grants to further children’s art education from 2011 to present. Heather Weathers currently exhibits her contemporary work in New York, Kansas City and New Orleans.
In 2007, Heather Weathers was recognized by the ACLU foundation of Louisiana as a defender of civil liberties. She is an active member of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Louisiana , the New Orleans Photo Alliance and Ten Gallery. Weathers support the National Organization of Women. She donates artwork often to benefit women’s rights. She continues to use art as a political weapon today in New Orleans. You can find her work in the following collections: McNeese State University, Louisiana; Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Museum of Menstruation, Maryland; The New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana; The Paul and Lulu Hilliard Museum, Louisiana, New York Body Archive, New York and Florida.
1. What products and services do you offer?
I am a visual artist. I make Feminist mixed media sculpture and photography.
2. How long have you been in business?
I have been making art for 30 years.
3. How do people find you online?
4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew?
I am open to exhibit with other artists.
5. Lagniappe Info.
I currently have at Mimi’s in the Marigny. The title is “Captured Moments” and it runs till April 30th. “Captured Moments” is a photography exhibit of ephemeral ideas. Some images document creating a new guerrilla exhibition. Other photographs are performance stills of ideas about Feminism. They are all printed on metal.
Check out Heather’s website for more info about her!