Christine Hiebert works on paper and wall installations to investigate the nature and language of line, and its habitation in space. She has focused on drawing since 1989. Her sense of the mark was encouraged by the drawing and painting of letterforms in school. Hiebert grew up near Philadelphia. Her grandfather raised cattle in Nebraska, and childhood experiences of the farm and of camping in the west engendered an affinity for stillness and for open spaces. Hiebert’s drawings have been on view at The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Morgan Library and Museum, and The Drawing Center in New York City. She has exhibited widely in the United States and in Europe; and her work is in numerous museum and private collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hammar Museum in Los Angeles, The Menil Collection in Houston, and the Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky Collection. Past installation sites for wall drawings in blue tape and other media include the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, The Addison Gallery of American Art in Massachusetts, and The Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College. Works are available through the Margarete Roeder Gallery in New York and Cologne, and Gallery Joe in Philadelphia. Hiebert has lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York since 1988, traveling and working periodically in Europe and in the American west.
Christine Hiebert worked in the Heinz studio.
The icehouse, built of fieldstone in 1914–1915, was a practical part of Mrs. MacDowell’s plan for a self-sufficient farm. Winter ice cut from a nearby pond was stored here for summer use on the property. Idle since 1940, it was a handsome but outdated farm building. In 1995, Mrs. Drue Heinz, a vice chairman of…