Heather Copus

Gene Simmons. Paul Stanley. Ace Frehley. Eric Singer. The members of KISS appear frequently in Heather Copus’ densely layered work.

Jon Baker. Frank Poncherello. Sergeant Joseph Getraer. Captain. Benjamin Pierce. Trapper John McIntire. Major Margaret Houlihan. The character from classic 70s dramadies, like CHiPs and M*A*S*H also make appearances in her text-based works.

Heather’s work walks the tightrope between obsessive fandom and the exploration of the meaning hidden within popular culture’s idioms.

 // Heather’s available work //

recent exhibition history

One Of These Things Twice // organized by Margaret Tedesco NIAD Art Center 2019

L’Amérique N’Existe Pas // organized by Matthieu Morin Art Et Marges Museum Brussels 2019

Hailing From Parts Unknown // organized By Curtis Turner May 2019 

The Genre Leaps // organized by Margaret Tedesco NIAD Art Center 2018

The Fourth Dimension, organized by Marja Galpin van der Loo // NIAD Art Center 2017

Handbills // NIAD Art Center 2017

The Letraset Drawings // NIAD Art Center 2017

Fiction v. 2 // NIAD Art Center, Yali’s Cafe Stanley Hall Berkeley; Raygun Projects Australia; Ox-Bow School of Art Michigan June 2017

Creature Feature // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2017

Shantae Robinson + Heather Copus // NIAD Art Center 2016

Rock And Roll Over Again: The KISS Drawings of Heather Copus // NIAD Art Center 2015

Telling It Slant // organized by Courtney Eldridge Richmond Art Center 2015

City In Motion // NIAD Art Center 2014

recent press

Making Handmade Books Blog: Telling It Slant (2015, July)

San Francisco Chronicle: “City In Motion”: NIAD Artists Create Urban Environment (2014, May)