Heather Marie Bergerson (b.1990) is a German-American interdisciplinary artist with a passion for feminist concerns and personal agency. She is an explorer, researcher, life survivor and a mother. Her artwork directly reflects her interest in biological survival traits and is currently studying how human biology might relate to carnivorous plants and fungi. A published and technically trained photographer, HM Bergerson’s creative practice also includes ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, 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.
HM Bergerson decided to pursue her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art Studio with a Minor in Arts Business and Leadership at The University of New Mexico one year after enduring a life- threatening car accident in 2020 leaving her with permanent cerebral impairments, including vision loss. Now, HM Bergerson is in pursuit of spreading Blindness Awareness throughout her practice. She also wishes to actively support and work with disabled artists throughout her new career path. In honor of her achievements, an Honors Thesis Exhibition will accompany HM Bergerson’s graduation from The University of New Mexico in Spring of 2023. Time and location of this exhibition will be revealed soon.