Heather Deyling is an artist and educator who creates colorful site-specific two-and three-dimensional installations which spill over into architectural space, creating contrast between the organic and the man-made. The prevalence of unnatural hues in her pieces invites the viewer to consider whether the colors originate from man or nature. Her intent is to create an immersive environment of mysterious mutations, temporarily altering their location. Her studio practice is driven by research and observation of natural forms, such as succulents, fungi and marine invertebrates. Deyling earned an MFA in painting from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and a BFA from Kent State University; she has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. Recent projects and exhibitions include a residency and exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and a project for the City of Emeryville Art in Public Places Bus Shelter Art Program. Deyling is Professor of Foundation Studies in eLearning at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives and works in San Francisco.
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