Selected Exhibitions

2014 Smartphone Art Show, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC
60th Annual Juried Exhibition, Durham Art Guild, Suntrust Gallery, Durham, NC
SOUTHERNERS: Queer Identified Artists Finding Home and Family in the South, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC
Celebrating Durham’s 2014 North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Recipients, Bull City Arts Collaborative, Durham, NC
Market Mixers: When Social and Market Norms Collide, Center for Advanced Hindsight, Durham, NC
Loaded Objects, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC
SCIENCEfair, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2013 How To Fold My Heart: Three Mothers, Daughters and Wives, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
A Fine Line: Contemporary Drawing, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
MARKS : A National Juried Drawing Exhibition, Madelon Powers Art Gallery, East Stroudsburg University on Pennsylvania, East Stroudsburg, PA
Highlights of the Municipal Art Collection, Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC
CHARACTER PROFILE, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
TINY: Attention, Exploded, The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC
Something In Particular: A Review of Today’s Southern Artist, Clear Films Studio, Atlanta, GA
26th Works on Paper, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
2012 Restraining Order : The Art of Self-Control, Artistically Irrational, Center for Advanced Hindsight, Durham, NC
Small Talk : Works on Paper by Heather Gordon, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Love/Hate, Inside/Outside, Private/Public, Gay/Straight: LGBTQ Art in North Carolina, Durham Art Place, Durham, NC
CowParade North Carolina 2012, presented by Wells Fargo for the benefit of NC Children’s Hospital
CODEWORK, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
WORD MAPS, Green Hill Center for NC Arts, Greensboro, NC
Contemporary South,Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Does Durham : Art No Bull, 311 West Martin Street Gallery, Raleigh, NC
Hear & Now : Solo Exhibition, Allenton Gallery, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC
2011 2011 Winter Show & Sale, Green Hill Center for NC Arts, Greensboro, NC
State of the Art / Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
2011 Artists Exhibition, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh, NC
Local Histories: The Ground We Walk On, Chapel Hill, NC
Systems National Juried Exhibition 2011, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
Listenings, Block Gallery, Raleigh Arts Commission, Raleigh, NC
2010 Art on Paper 2010 biennial exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
New Directions ’10, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
14th Annual No Dead Artists Juried Exhibition, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
21st Annual N.E.W. Show, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Draw The Line, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
2009 55th Annual Juried Arts Show, Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC
2006 International Art Competition 2006, Exit Gallery, Cleveland, OH
SOUTHWORKS 2006 Art ExhibitionOconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA
Particular Places, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
7th Annual SU National Exhibition, Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University, PA

Selected Awards

2014-2015 North Carolina Artist Fellowship, North Carolina Arts Council, Raleigh, NC
2013 Purchase Award for Soft Power, 26th Works on Paper, McNeese State University
Artist Residency with Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2010 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant, Durham Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council


2014 Tan, Zhai Yun, “Program Makes Collecting Art An Affordable Hobby“, Daily Tar Heel, September 9, 2014
Vitiello, Chris, “New and Old Galleries Adapt to a Shifting Landscape“, The Independent, August 27, 2014
2013 Howard, Catherine, “Absence and Presence and Binary Visualization: Translating the Paintings of Heather Gordon“, 13/13/13 Sketchbook Project, October 23, 2013
Welton, Mike, “Heather Gordon Massages the Medium“, Architects & Artisans, August 19, 2013
Greenberg, Blue, “At Carrack, a smorgasbord of art“, The Herald Sun, May 9, 2013
Grubb, Tammy, “Arizona Artist Spreads Message of Love“, The Chapel Hill News, February 26, 2013
Childs, Cady, “The Art and Joy of Cocoa Cinnamon“, The Clarion Content, February 22, 2013
2012 Bellamy, Cliff, “Second Twelve by Twelve Art Sale Kicking Off“, The Herald Sun, November 15, 2012
Wright, Christy, “Art with the Artist – Heather Gordon“, Designing the Triangle, October 29, 2012
Sanders, Katie, “The ‘cow’-ntdown is over : Cow Parade de-moo-nstrates Triangle culture while supporting N.C. Children’s hospital”, The Technician, August 19, 2012
World’s largest public art event ready to stampede through Triangle, ABC11, August 19, 2012
Vitiello, Chris, “Milk Money”, The Independent, Aug 15, 2012, p. 26.
Bellamy, Cliff, “Raising money with ‘The People’s Cow’”, The Herald Sun, August 15, 2012
ABC11 Coverage of Cow Parade, Heart of Carolina Perspectives, August 4, 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
2011 Vaughan, Dawn Baumgartner, “The Artists at Golden Belt, Squarely on Display”, The Herald Sun, Dec 9, 2011
Vitiello, Chris, “Live here now : Chapel Hill show animates concepts of space”, The Independent, February 16, 2011, p.28.
2010 Raleigh Television Network Interview
Participant in Lori Waxman’s 60 wrd/min art critic performance, Durham, NC
review published by The Independent
2009 Faux Histories edition, Volume 2, specs Journal, Rollins College
2006 The William and Mary Review, Volume 44, William and Mary University
Contributing & Featured Artist, Words and Pictures Magazine, Issue No. 4
2005 The Renascent Painting Book, Autumn 2005 Edition
2003 Boler, Kelly. “For Love and Art”, Artist of the Month. Rapid River Magazine Dec. 2003:5


The French Consulate, Atlanta GA
Ellen Cassilly and Frank Konhaus, Chapel Hill, NC
Katharine Lee Reid, former Director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Chapel Hill, NC
Amanda Hughes, Director of External Affairs, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Lial Jones, Director of the Crocker Museum of Art, Sacremento, CA
Raleigh Arts Commission, Raleigh, NC
Fidelity Investments
McNeese State University Works on Paper Permanent Collection, Lake Charles, LA

Selected Related Experience

2013 Member, Public Art Committee, Durham, NC
2013 NC Outreach Project, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC
2012 MIXTAPE, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
Panel Member, The Business of Being an Artist Lecture Series, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
Artist Talk at the Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC
2011 Guest Artist at Cassilhaus, Durham, NC
Guest Lecturer for Bird’s Eye View lecture series, SAS, Cary, NC
2010 Creative Capital Professional Development Seminar, Penland School of Crafts, NC
Guest Artist for Out of the Studio series, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
2003 Seminar Leader, Artist Seminar Series, Asheville NC
1995-1996 Instructor, True Blue Art, Asheville, NC
1995-1997 Instructor, Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, Asheville NC
1992-1995 Instructor, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM
1994 Instructor, Upward Bound, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM


2006-2008 University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC
Selected course work in computer science including Java, Computer Architecture, and Discrete Mathematics
1992-1995 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM
M.F.A. with a concentration in painting
1985-1990 University of Florida, Gainesville FL
B.F.A. (cum laude) with a concentration in painting


2011-Present Artist Liaison, Golden Belt, Durham, NC
1997-2014 Self-employed web & print designer
1996-2004 Self-employed small business owner, True Blue Art Supply & Services, Asheville, NC