Heather Mekkelson

Artadia Awardee

Chicago based artist, Heather Mekkelson, works through topics that bridge deep history to modern human life. Mekkelson’s sculptures and installations have been exhibited in solo shows at 65GRAND, 4th Ward Project Space, threewalls, STANDARD, and Old Gold (all Chicago.) Her work has been shown in galleries and institutions throughout the US and internationally since 2001, including Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL), The Poor Farm (Manawa, WI), The Figge Art Museum (Davenport, IA), International Center for The Arts (Montecastello di Vibio, Italy), and others. Features and reviews of her work have been published in print and online in Art Journal, Art21 Magazine, Artforum.com, Hyperallergic, Visual Art Source, and more. Mekkelson has received several fellowships and grants including the 2012 Artadia Award Chicago and the 2020 Artist Fellowship in Sculpture from the Illinois Arts Council.