Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Valerie Hegarty

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2015

Valerie Hegarty is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, who creates paintings, sculptures, and installations that often address themes of memory, place, and history. Hegarty has had solo exhibitions at Nicelle Beauchene, NY; Marlborough Gallery Chelsea, NY; Locust Projects, Miami; Museum 52, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; and Guild & Greyshkul, NY, among others, including a 2009 commission for a publich sculpture on the High Line in New York City, and her most recent show of site-specific installations in the Brooklyn Museum's period rooms. She has been included in group exhibitions in New York at Artists Space, The Drawing Center, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, Derek Eller Gallery, White Columns, and MoMA PS1. Hegarty has been awarded numerous grants through foundations such as The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and House of Campari in New York. She has had residences with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, P.S. 122, Yaddo, Smack Mellon, and MacDowell. Hegarty received an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a B.F.A. from San Francisco’s Academy of Art College and a B.A. from Middlebury College, VT. Hegarty was recently the Andrew W. Mellon Arts and the Common Good Artist-in-Residence at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey from 2014-2015.