Elements, solo exhibition and lecture, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham, NC

Thinly Veiled, Cassilhaus, Chapel Hill, NC

The Collection in Black and White, Raleigh Municipal Arts Collection, Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC

No. 22 / PENUMBRA, a collaborative project with Justin Tornow and Chris Fleming, CAM Raleigh, NC

Steel, a site-specific installation, The Dillon, Raleigh, NC

Cinnabar project as part of You Are Here: Light, Color and Sound Experiences, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Feminine Spectrum, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

ECHO, a collaborative project with Justin Tornow & others, 21C Museum Hotel, Durham, NC

Typeface, a collaborative project with Chris Vitiello, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC

No. 19 / MODULATIONS, a collaborative project with Justin Tornow (director) & others, 21C Museum Hotel, Durham, NC

Gamut, solo exhibition, Spectre Arts, Durham, NC

And Then The Sun Swallowed Me, solo exhibition, CAM Raleigh, NC

NEW YEAR SHOW, Light Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

Mural Project, Cocoa Cinnamon, Durham, NC

Artist Residency, The Intersections Project, SECCA, Winston Salem, NC

KONTEK Moving Installation Van Project, KONTEK Systems, Durham, NC

SARUS Festival, Wilmington, NC

Artist Lecture, Junior Seminar, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

Luck of the Draw 2016, Diverse Works, Houston, TX

Some Shifting and Some Time, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC

“Thunderhead” installation, Art&, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

The Contemporaries, Light Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

“Chrysalis” mural installation, Arts Annex, Duke University, Durham, NC

Medici Schmedici : Demystifying the Artist/Collector Bond, Craven Allen, Durham, NC

KIN, The Carrack Modern, Durham, NC

ArtPrize 7, Lyon Square Installation, Pitch Night Durham Recipient, Grand Rapids, MI

Point Counterpoint: NC Arts Council Fellows 2014-15, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

The Contemporaries, Light Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC

Folding Light, Suntrust Gallery, Durham, NC

Value of Words, an interdisciplinary performance with choreographer Justin Tornow and COMPANY, Nov 13, CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

Interface || Interference, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham

SOUTHERNERS, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham

North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Recipients, Bull City Arts Collaborative, Durham

Loaded Objects, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham

How to Fold My Heart : Three Mothers, Daughters and Wives, ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC

Highlights of the Municipal Art Collection, Block Gallery, Raleigh

CHARACTER PROFILE, Root Division, San Francisco

TINY: Attention, Exploded, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham

Something In Particular: A Review of Today’s Southern Artist, Clear Films Studio, Atlanta

Small Talk : Works on Paper by Heather Gordon, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

CODEWORK, group exhibition, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh

WORD MAPS, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC

Hear & Now: New Works by Heather Gordon, Allenton Gallery, Durham

Local Histories: The Ground We Walk On, Chapel Hill

Listenings, Group exhibition, Block Gallery, Raleigh Arts Commission, Raleigh

Art on Paper 2010 Biennial Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro

14th Annual No Dead Artists Juried Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans


ArtPrize7 PITCH NIGHT Durham winner, 2015

North Carolina Artist Fellowship, North Carolina Arts Council, 2014-2015

Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant, Durham Arts Council, 2010


Shanahan, Laura, “NCMA’s Matrons of the Arts initiative highlights female artists“, The Daily Tar Heel, Jan 22, 2018

North Carolina Museum of Art Opens You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences in April 2018“, ARTFIXdaily Artwire, Jan 16, 2018

Vitiello, Chris, “Aesthetics Be Damned – Our Visual Art Critic Only Had Eyes for Political and Social Relevance in 2017“, The INDY, Dec 27, 2017

Hall, Daniel, “Meet Heather Gordon, the Durham Artist Behind the Obscurely but Deeply Personal And Then the Sun Swallowed Me at CAM Raleigh“, The INDY, Nov 22, 2017

Howe, Brian, “Fall Into Art“, The INDY, Sep 13, 2017

Woods, Byron, “Justin Tornow and COMPANY Look at Dance From Every Angle in No. 19/Modulations“, INDYweek Dance review, Jul 27, 2017

Abrams, Amanda, “Good Company : Justin Tornow and Heather Gordon Reunite With More Multimedia Dance Innovations in No. 19/Modulations“, INDYweek, Jul 19, 2017

Vitiello, Chris, “Artist Heather Gordon Makes Herself a Mirror for Justin Tornow to Dance Inside at 21c Museum Hotel“, INDYweek and cover photo, Feb 22, 2017

“Don’t You Lie To Me” podcast interview, Episode #3, Sep 2016

Lange, Jeremy M., photo credit of KONTEK van project, INDYweek Backtalk, Apr 20, 2016

Stafford Kelly, Susan, “Studio Tour with Durham’s Heather Gordon”, Our State, Apr 2016

Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey, “ArtPrize awards $5,000 for sculpture inspired by Grand Rapids Indian mounds”,, Jun 4, 2015

Greenberg, Blue, “Collecting for Love, Not Speculation”, The Herald Sun, Feb 7, 2015

Howard, Catherine, “Absence and Presence and Binary Visualization”, 13/13/13 blog, Oct 23, 2013

Welton, Mike, “Heather Gordon Massages the Medium”, Architects & Artisans, Aug 19, 2013

Greenberg, Blue, “At Carrack, a smorgasbord of art”, The Herald Sun, May 9, 2013

Wright, Christy, “Art with the Artist – Heather Gordon”, Designing the Triangle, Oct 29, 2012

Vitiello, Chris, “Milk Money”, The Independent, Aug 15, 2012

Vitiello, Chris, “NC Artists Delve Deep into Code at Flanders Gallery“, The Independent, Mar 28, 2012

Zigler, Matt, “Word Maps at the Green Hill Center”, NC Artblog, Feb 25, 2012

Vitiello, Chris, “Live Here Now : Chapel Hill show animates concepts of place”, The Independent, Feb 16, 2011


1992-1995 MFA from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

1985-1990 BFA from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL