Artist-in-Residence Heather McGill

Heather McGill

Heather McGill

Heather McGill is Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Sculpture Department. She studied at the University of California at Davis and received her M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1984. Prior to becoming Artist-in-Residence at Cranbrook, McGill taught at the University of California at Berkeley and at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred.

McGill has received grants for both permanent and temporary installations from the National Endowment for the Arts, LEF Foundation, Ford Foundation, California Arts Council, and the California Arts Commission. In 1999, she received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and in 2011 the Kresge Artist Fellowship.

Her work is included in the public collections of the U.S. Embassy Helsinki, Finland, Sprint, Albright Knox Gallery, Fidelity Investments, Compuware, Progressive Art Collection, Kresge Art Museum, Wellington Management, the Exploratorium Science Museum, Hallmark, Daimler Chrysler World Headquarters, and the Detroit Institute of the Arts.

In the past few years McGill has participated in numerous group and one-person exhibitions in venues including the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio, Grand Raids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, The Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga, New York, Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan, Serpentine Gallery, London, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York, Whatcom Museum Whatcom, Bellingham, Washington, San Jose Museum, San Jose, California, Knoedler & Company, New York, L.A. Louver, Venice California, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Heather McGill "Now Voyager", 2015 Linen, gesso,acrylic

Heather McGill
Now Voyager, 2015
Linen, gesso, acrylic

Heather McGill Untitled, 2010 Lacquer on aluminum, 57" x 75" x 2"

Heather McGill
Untitled, 2010, Lacquer on aluminum, 57″ x 75″ x 2″

Heather McGill The Last Time I Saw Richard, 2010 Cut Paper, airbrushed wall graphics, lacquer paint on aluminum panel, 11'6" x 30'

Heather McGill
The Last Time I Saw Richard, 2010, Cut Paper, airbrushed wall graphics, lacquer paint on aluminum panel, 11’6″ x 30′

Heather McGill Oblique Object, 2012 Urethane paint on steel. 56 X 65 X .5"

Heather McGill
Oblique Object, 2012, Urethane paint on steel. 56 X 65 X .5″

Heather McGill Untitled, 2012 Paper, Steel. 40.25 X 50.25", Mat Dimension

Heather McGill
Untitled, 2012, Paper, Steel. 40.25 X 50.25″, Mat Dimension

Heather McGill Untitled, 2011 Lacquer on steel, 47.75 x 73.5 x .5 inches

Heather McGill
Untitled, 2011, Lacquer on steel, 47.75 x 73.5 x .5 inches

Heather McGill Second Best and Scraps and Makeshifts, 2009 Lacquer, Urethane, Aluminum, 96" x 49" x 2"

Heather McGill
Second Best and Scraps and Makeshifts, 2009, Lacquer, Urethane, Aluminum, 96″ x 49″ x 2″