Charles Heppner

BROOKLYN, NY

Charles Heppner
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

I am a multidisciplinary artist.  I was born in Chicago into a large Catholic family where individualism was allowed unfettered.  I have a degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.  I have worked in finance and have two daughters and a son, 19 and 2 year olds and one month old.  I have been creating works of art for my entire adult life.  My current work concerns spirituality and the human relationship to nature

ARTIST STATEMENT

Prayer Rugs: Arboreal Photography  

Since moving to Boerum Hill, Brooklyn in September 2012, the trees in the area have captivated me.  The texture of their bark and elegance of their limbs have driven me to record and share their beauty.  Each work is a composite photograph that highlights a moment in viewing these amazing creations. The resulting compositions suggest the central ornamentation, or medallion, of a prayer rug.  As this body of work grew, I included trees that I met in travel from California and Texas. 
 

Charles Heppner is a Brooklyn-based artist from Chicago.  

 

CHARLES HEPPNER

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
  • 1991University of Wisconsin - Madison, BS
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2014Prayer Rugs: Arboreal Photography, Grumpy Bert, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011New Works, Prairie Avenue Gallery , Chicago, IL
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2014Being and Time, Gowanus Loft, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014Off Center, Chicago Art Department, Chicago, IL
  • 2013Brooklyn Photographers, Grumpy Bert, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2012To be considered, Muriel Guépin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
232 Bergen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Studio visits are always welcome, please let me know when you'd like to stop by.