Heuser Art Center 204A
b. 1977, Urbana, IL
Heather Brammeier is a sculptor, painter, and installation artist who creates visual puzzles that invite movement in and around the artwork. Brammeier has exhibited internationally, in Uruguay, Australia, Germany, the UK, and Korea. Her most recent solo exhibitions were Te Conozco de Memoria (tr. I Know it by Heart) in Dolores, Soriano, Uruguay; She Kept These Things, at Knox College in Galesburg, IL; and Maybe Never, at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL. Curator Alice Gray Stites selected Brammeier for a group exhibition at Pen and Brush Gallery in Manhattan in 2019. Brammeier won Best in Show at the South Bend Museum of Art Biennial 29, selected by juror Miranda Lash. She won first prize in the 2015 Rooftop Project Space Competition at Lillstreet Art Center (Chicago, IL). Other large public installations have been at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids, MI), the South Bend Museum of Art (IN), North Seattle College (WA), and Garfield Park Arts Center (IN). Brammeier has artwork in the permanent collections of Delta Airlines, Ronald McDonald House, South Bend Museum of Art, Des Moines University, and Mercy West Hospital in Des Moines, among others.
Brammeier has participated in artist residency programs across the country and internationally, including Proyecto ´ace International Palimpsest Mural Project (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Residencia Vatelón (Villa Soriano, Uruguay); Barac (Mannheim, Germany), Yaddo (NY), Spiro Arts (UT), The Hambidge Center (GA), The Banff Centre (Alberta, Canada), and Pontlevoy Creative Residencies (France). Brammeier spent three months in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, New York (summer 2018 and 2019). In 2020, Brammeier and other alumni from the School of the Visual Arts in New York artist residency program founded the international artist collective I Found U. Brammeier is a Professor of Art at Bradley University.