About Heidi Tarver
I am an artist and garden designer residing in Berkeley and Mendocino, California.
My work over many decades explores the use of geometric design, and in particular Islamic design, in the creation of two and three dimensional objects that are visually complex, playful and alluring. I have worked through furniture and jewelry design, as well as collage and sculpture, to investigate the structure, scope and limits of geometries that for millennia have captivated and inspired. In my current series, "Paper Cups", I play with the use of paper to create "functional" objects that are traditionally produced in other media. In “Gone Fishing,” I bring my interest in geometric pattern to an exploration of living forms, both real and imagined. The interplay of pattern and color create a surface that is evocative of Oriental textile design, yet is also inspired by the wild otherworldliness of tropical fish and other extraordinary underwater life forms. My ceramic work explores the application of pattern and color to the creation of functional vessels.
Craft Revolution, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, Feb. 2 to March 23, 2019.
Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, April 12 to May 19, 2019.
Wide Open 10, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY, May 11 to July 7, 2019.
Opposites, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, June 12 to July 12, 2019. Juror's Prize.
Brand 47 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, Ca, September 7 through October 25, 2019.
10x10x10xTieton, Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton,WA, August 10 to October 6, 2019.
The Cup The Mug, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY, November 19 to December 14, 2019.
2019 Online ICAN Juried Exhibition: Bottoms Up!, ICAN (International Ceramic Artists Network), October 17–December 12, 2019. Finalist.