Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation

Wes Heiss

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation
Region: Allentown, PA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2007, 2008

Wes Heiss is a designer and visual artist whose work explores humanity’s relationship with technology. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Menil Collection in Houston, ArtSpace in New Haven, Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, and Kulturmöllan in Lövestad, Sweden. His civic art collaborative Walczak & Heiss was recently awarded commissions for two permanent public artworks Denver Colorado. He has won an Artadia grant, a PCA Grant, and residencies at MacDowell, Skowhegan, the Roswell AIR Program, and the Bemis Center. Wes received a master of architecture from Rice University and a B.A. from Bennington College.



Wes Heiss worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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