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Artist: Heidi Tarver


Heidi Tarver, CALIFORNIA 

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Heidi Tarver is an artist and garden designer residing in Berkeley and Mendocino, California.

My work over many decades explores the use of geometric design in the creation of two and three-dimensional objects that are visually complex, playful and alluring. I have worked through furniture and jewelry design, as well as collage and paper sculpture, to investigate the structure, scope and limits of geometries that for millennia have captivated and inspired. My influences are many, including Islamic architecture, Spanish tile, American quilt design and the remarkable patterns found in nature. My current work in ceramics explores the application of pattern and vivid color to the creation of functional vessels.



1997, Ph.D., Sociology, U.C. Berkeley

1992, MA, Sociology, U.C. Berkeley

1976, BA, Education, U.C. Santa Cruz



To and Form, Ceramic Vase Invitational, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC, Feb.1-15, 2021.

"Stenciling on Clay," Heidi Tarver, Pottery Making Illustrated, January/February Issue, 2020.

The Intimate Object XVI , Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainsville FL, October 2020.

NCECA online exposition, Eutectic Gallery, March 2020.

A Gifted Offering, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR, December 6 to 28, 2019.

2019 Online ICAN Juried Exhibition: Bottoms Up!, ICAN (International Ceramic Artists Network), October 17–December 12, 2019. Finalist.

The Cup The Mug, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY, November 19 to December 14, 2019.

10x10x10xTieton, Tieton Arts and Humanities, Tieton,WA, August 10 to October 6, 2019.

Brand 47 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, Ca, September 7 through October 25, 2019.

Opposites, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA, June 12 to July 12, 2019. Juror's Prize.

Wide Open 10, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY, May 11 to July 7, 2019.

Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA, April 12 to May 19, 2019.

Craft Revolution, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, Feb. 2 to March 23, 2019.

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