PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Aagauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

Anthea Art Investment Fund, Zug, Switzerland

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock

Brooklyn Museum

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York

Chemical Bank, New York

Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

Dallas Museum of Art

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, MA

Detroit Institute of Arts

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

High Museum of Art, Atlanta,Ga.

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Neuberger & Berman, New York

Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Prudential-Bache Investments, New York

Prudential Life Insurance Company of America, Newark, N.J.

Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, Calif.

St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Mo.

Fundacio Sorigue, Lleida, Spain

Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY,  (work on extended loan).

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn.

Weatherspoon Museum of Art, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Worchester Art Museum, Worchester, Mass.

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Heide Fasnacht has returned to painting after several decades. This return has ushered in a commensurate new area of interest: the depiction of neglected and long forgotten playgrounds. This work is more personal in nature than her previous sculptures. The bodily feelings evoked by climbing and swinging include vertigo confusion, excitement and mastery. All of this and more are explored through the more direct and fluid medium of paint.

Fasnacht has shown an abiding interest in states of instability. These concepts have been explored through large scale drawings and sculptures, photo-based work, and prints. The aftereffects of historical occurrences (iconoclasm), risk economics (implosions) and geological processes (earthquakes & implosions) are revealed in fracturing and damage.  Deforming and reforming reveals fissures: damage and contortions on the landscape, in culture, in the built environment. Fasnacht’s process reflects these shifting events in both content and process. Her works have been on view at Preview Berlin, Qbox Gallery and Art Athina in Athens Greece, Kent Gallery, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters in NYC.
 
Since her first one-person show at P.S. 1 in 1979, Fasnacht has exhibited worldwide. She has been in exhibitions at MOMA, The Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art, RAM Galerie, Rotterdam, Galeria Trama in Barcelona, The Worcester Art Museum and many others. She is in many permanent collections including: the MFA Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, The Walker Art Center and the Yale University Art Gallery. Fasnacht is also the recipient of numerous awards, including The Guggenheim Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Gottlieb Foundation Grant, and two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowships. She has taught at Harvard, Princeton, U Penn, UCLA, and others. Further visiting lectures include Yale, The Whitney Museum, RISD and VCU.