Heidi Wiren Bartlett

Adjunct Professor of Art

Email: heidiwiren@cmu.edu



Heidi Wiren Bartlett is an interdisciplinary performance artist from the Great Plains. Her work is concerned with the portrayal, oppression and subversive existence of women in America today. As a white woman raised by a lesbian in Nebraska, she feels obligated to confront racial and misogynistic injustice and her escape from it, into the prairie. She sees her body as an object of power and vulnerability and she sees Nature and its processes the same way.

Bartlett recently received an Iowa Arts Council Project Grant and has been nominated for the United States Artists (USA) Fellowship. She is a co-founder of the Propelled Animals, an interdisciplinary arts and social justice collective. She has been an artist-in-residence at Elsewhere Collaborative, Contemporary Artist Center at Woodside, Art Farm, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Grin City Collective. She has exhibited throughout the United States, including Grace Exhibition Space and Panoply Performance Laboratory (Brooklyn, NY), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA), Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), Nebraska Museum of Art (Kearney, NE), DFRL8R Performance Art Gallery (Chicago, IL), Arts + Literature Laboratory (Madison, WI), and Moberg Gallery (Des Moines, IA). She has also been an invited visiting artist at Concordia University, Iowa State University, Lafayette College, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar, and Grinnell College.

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