Heather Hamann

NIAD’s prolific storyteller artist Heather Hamann invites you to dine at her miniature table where roasted chicken, pasta, carrots, and dozens of strawberries keep her royal fairy folk well fed. Heather writes and illustrates fantasy epics, and uses the ceramics studio to sculpt the environments, characters, and food featured in her fables.

 // Heather’s available work //

recent exhibition history

Mud Pie Mansion, organized by Kristin Farr // NIAD Online Exhibition // August 2023

Into the Brightness: Artists from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth & NIAD // Oakland Museum of California // May 2023

Animal, Animal, Vegetable, Vegetable, Mineral, Mineral organized by Nick Schutzenhofer // NIAD Online Exhibition // March 2023

Waking, Breathing, Making! organized by Laura Kamian McDermott // NAID Online Exhibition // February 2023

Holiday Gift Guide // “Between Worlds” organized by Joey Enos // NIAD Online Exhibition // December 2022

Making in Color organized by Edwige Charlot // NIAD Online Exhibition // November 2022

A Stick In The Snow organized by Joanna and Milo Moyer-Battick // NIAD Online Exhibition // October 2022

Blow Like Magic In Their Face And Vanish organized by James Sterling Pitt // October 2022

Whales and Pencil Holders, organized by Emma Spertus // NIAD Annex Exhibition // September 2022

Mash Up, organized by Kiera Lofgreen // NIAD Online Exhibition // September 2022

A Little Bit of Everything: Fashion & Fiber at NIAD // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // July 2022

Living forces, organized by Fernanda Martinez // NIAD Online Exhibition // July 2022

In Love., organized by Meg Pohlod // NIAD Online Exhibition // May 2022

Superbloom, organized by Erin McCluskey Wheeler // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // April 2022

Connect the Dots // SAIC Wellness Center, Chicago, IL // March 2022

Ripples, organized by Esther Mallouh // UC Hastings Law, San Francisco // March 2022

Eternal Idol, organized by Emily Harris // NIAD Online Exhibition // February 2022

Voice Inside, organized by Sunila Bajracharya // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2022

Unseen: The Hidden Labor of Women // Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA // January 2022

Road to Nowhere, selected by Eric Shiner // NIAD Online Exhibition // January 2021

Be Heard. Speak Up., organized by Fenwick & West // NIAD Windows Exhibition // 2020  

Heather Hamann’s FEAST // NIAD Gallery Exhibition // 2019

recent press

The Editorial Magazine: Nurturing Independence Through Artistic Development (July 27, 2020)

Connect the Dots exhibition catalog // Wellness Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago // April 2022