Every Small Thing Has Its Place in Heather Goodwind Art Exhibit

Heather Goodwind art image: Series 26 #9, Creep, 72x48 inches, acrylic on canvas, 2019

The Heather Goodwind Art Exhibit will be on display in the lobby of Antoinette Hatfield Hall (1111 SW Broadway Ave) through December 2022. Viewing is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 6pm, and available to view for those attending events in Hatfield Hall prior to their event.

Join us for an artist reception on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm.

Heather Goodwind is a visual artist based in Portland, Oregon. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture from Portland State University in 1996 and studied with traditional and contemporary ink artists in China in 2007-08. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has also spent significant time in New York City and in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She has received awards, grants, and residencies from the Oregon Arts Commission, The Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, the U.S. Department of State Art In Embassies Program, the Vermont Studio Center, Playa at Summer Lake, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art Leland Iron Works Residency.

Artist Statement

My work is a constant outpouring of singular impressions: clearly isolated images that capture flashes of emotion, changes in perception, or moments of recognition. I give fleeting thoughts as much consideration as monumental ideas: nothing is more important than anything else and every small thing has its place.

My process is modeled after the methods of improvisational theater: I make a mark, then ask myself, “if this is true, what else is true?” I repeat this process with the addition of each new element, using personal experience to build a symbolic image.

Each image represents an isolated narrative, yet all the images together tell a larger story. My accountability for the truth and permanence of this story is an important part of my identity as an artist. This is why I never work outside of my numbered series, and never destroy or hide any of the works.

Artist Website: heathergoodwind.com

Above image: Heather Goodwind, Series 26 #9, Creep, 72x48 inches, acrylic on canvas, 2019

Below image: Heather Goodwind, Series 35 #22, Walking the Walk,16x20 inches, acrylic on canvas, 2022

November 3, 2022