BIO

Heather Marie Bergerson (b. 1990) is a German-American interdisciplinary artist with a passion for feminist concerns. A published and technically trained photographer, Heather’s creative practice also includes ceramics, sculpture, painting, printmaking and large-scale collaborative projects. She has participated in several notable art festivals including The Paseo and Currents New Media as well as exhibiting her work locally and internationally. After receiving her Associate of Fine Arts from UNM-Taos, Heather immediately enrolled at main campus in Albuquerque where she is currently a candidate for her Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Heather’s future goals include pursuing a MFA and becoming college art professor.

EDUCATION

2019-current

                 Bachelor of Fine Arts (candidate), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2019        Associate of Fine Arts, University of New Mexico, Taos, NM

2009-2012

     Alois Senefelder Berufsschule - School of Photography, Munich, Germany

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019        DEVOUR, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2020       (Upcoming) Shelter In Art, Glass Case Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

                  (Upcoming) Currents New Media 2020, Currents 826, Santa Fe, NM  

                  Windows on the Future, The Paseo Project, Vital Spaces, Arts 516, Taos, NM

                  Print, Printed, Printing 6, Burris Hall Gallery, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM  

2019         Intaglio Prints 1.2, Glass Case Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

                  Intaglio Prints 1.1, Glass Case Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

                  The Fall Mini Show, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

                  The Spring Mini Show, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

                  Annual Student Art Exhibition, TCA Stables Gallery, Taos, NM

                  Tripping the Light Fantastic, w/ Sarah Stolar, Seth D. Myers and Enrico Trujillo, University of New Mexico-Taos, Art Dept. and Digital Media Arts,                            PASEO Festival, Taos, NM

2018        The Raku Show, Vagrant Heart, Taos, NM

                  Raku, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

                  Annual Student Art Exhibition, TCA Stables Gallery, Taos, NM

                  12x12 Art Show Show, David Anthony Fine Art, Taos, NM

                  Three Heads, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

                  Self Portraits, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

                  Lanterns, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

                  Cross-Pollination Portraits, University of New Mexico-Taos, Art Dept. and Digital Media Arts, PASEO Festival, Taos, NM

                  Annual Student Art Exhibition, TCA Stables Gallery, Taos, NM

2017         Pinch, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

                  Currents New Media: Opening Night, Santa Fe, NM

                  Student Art Show, David Anthony Fine Art, Taos, NM

                  Annual Student Art Exhibition, TCA Stables Gallery, Taos, NM 

                  In a Manner, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

2016         Found, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

                  Color Theory, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

                  Skulls, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

                  Grid, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

                  De-/Re-Construct, Atrium Gallery, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

2010         2010 International Photo Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary 

 

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2017-2019

                  The Bella Ribbons Project, w/ lead artists Sarah Stolar and Seth D. Myers. Other collaborating artists include Bella Palermo, Enrico Trujillo,                                          John Spencer, and Andrew Velie.

                  A multidisciplinary body of work, film, and exhibition.

                  Select venues include Xsection Film Festival, The Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA; International Screendance Festival, Freiburg, Germany; Central                    States IndieFanFilm Fest in Rock Island, IL; Currents New Media, Santa Fe, NM; Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH; Trace, ProArts, Oakland, CA

2019         Tripping the Light Fantastic, w/ Sarah Stolar, Seth D. Myers and Enrico Trujillo, University of New Mexico-Taos, Art Dept. and Digital Media Arts,                            PASEO Festival, Taos, NM

2018         Cross-Pollination Portraits, University of New Mexico-Taos, Art Dept. and Digital Media Arts, PASEO Festival, Taos, NM

2009       Sylt, w/ Schlieper and Thanner, Sylt, Germany

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

2019        The Dance, community Mural lead by artists Amy Cordova y Boone, Jenny Roesel Ustick and Sarah Stolar, University of New Mexico-Taos, Taos, NM

PUBLICATIONS

2019         Sotelo, Mandy. “Mural 'The Dance' unveiled at UNM-Taos” Taos Tempo, 17 Oct. 2019, Web/Print

                  Tempo Staff. “UNM-Taos artists offer a different side to The Paseo” Taos Tempo, 26 Sep. 2019, Web

                  Tempo Staff. “A chance to shine” Taos Tempo, 1 May 2019, Web

                  University of New Mexico-Taos. “The Voice of UNM-Taos” HOWL Art and Literary Journal, May 2019, Print

                  Tempo Staff. “What’s happening in Taos?” Taos Tempo, 7 Feb. 2019, Web

                  Romancito, Rick. “Heather Bergerson debuts ‘DEVOUR’ at UNM-Taos” Taos Tempo, 31 Jan. 2019, Web/Print

2018        University of New Mexico-Taos. “The Voice of UNM-Taos” HOWL Art and Literary Journal, May 2018, Print

                  Miller Dena. “Spring has sprung” Taos Tempo, 6 April 2018, Web/Print

                  Pesquera, Yvonne. “Student artists debut new works” Taos Tempo, 23 March 2018, Web/Print

                  Gerdes, Scott. “Family favorites” Taos Tempo, 30 August 2018, Web/Print

2017         University of New Mexico-Taos. “The Voice of UNM-Taos” HOWL Art and Literary Journal, May 2017, Print

                  Serbin, Glen. "Best of College and High School Photography 2017”, Photographer's Forum, Serbin Communications, Inc. 2017, Print

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2020      LB Reeder Scholarship

                 ABQ College Affordability Fund

                 UNM Grant II

                 Federal Pell Grant

2019        Andy Johnson Creative Arts Scholarship

                 UNM Grant I

                 UNM Zia Transfer Scholarship

                 Federal Pell Grant

2018        Federal Pell Grant

2017        Finalist, Photographer’s Forum: Best of College and High School Photography 

                 Federal Pell Grant

2016        Federal Pell Grant

2011         3rd Place, Optimal Photo, Munich, Germany

 

SELECT COLLECTIONS

                 University of New Mexico, College of Fine Arts

PROFESSIONAL ART EXPERIENCE

2017-current

                  Assistant to Chair, Exhibition Coordinator, Atrium Gallery Director, Art Club President. University of New Mexico-Taos, Art Dept., Taos, NM

2018         MMoAA, PASEO Project Intern with Laurelin Kruse, Taos, NM

2012-2016

                  PhotoActive, copyright H.M. Bergerson Photography, Owner/Photographer, Taos, NM

2012-2014

                  Cold Smoke Photography, Photographer, Taos Ski Valley, Taos, NM

2009-2012

                  Atelier Schlieper, Apprentice Photographer, Senden, Germany

 © 2020 Heather Marie Bergerson

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