Heather Watkins

Occurrence, 2016
Ink, dye, Kozo paper
38 X 25 inches
$2,000
it's not like anything, 2016
Transfer on Gapi paper
10 X 12.75 inches
$1,100
Stillness, 2016
Ink, dye, Kozo paper
38 X 25 inches
$2,000
 
not like anything, 2016
Transfer on hand dyed Kozo paper
10 X 12.75 inches
$1,100
Newness, 2016
Ink, dye, Kozo paper
38 X 25 inches
$2,000

Heather Watkins’ work explores the nature and possibilities of the drawn line – materially and symbolically. Working with ink, cord, thread, cloth, and paper, she submits these materials to many cycles of saturation, compression, intertwining, and transference. Through these physical processes, she investigates phenomena such as flow, stasis, circulation, and gravity. Her work takes many forms: sculpture, drawing, text-based work, printmaking, and artist’s books. Watkins’ artwork has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including at PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; Portland Art Museum; the lumber room; and The Art Gym, and is held in private and public collections including the Portland Art Museum, the Miller Meigs Collection, the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, and Portland State University, among others. In her work as a book designer, Watkins has created artist’s monographs for the Cooley Gallery at Reed College, and the New Museum, New York. Watkins holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.