About

Ciara Heatherman professional artist and educator since 2010.

Hi, I’m Ciara Heatherman, an artist & educator from Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Ciara Heatherman graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Ithaca College in 2010. She has taught art to public school students in grades K-12 in both New York and Pennsylvania. Ciara works in a variety of mediums, but is primarily working on honing her skills in oil painting. Her paintings are representational, with expressive visible brush strokes. Ciara is deeply inspired by the symbolic implications of her subjects. Ciara has had her work exhibited in the Roberson Museum of Art, the Broome County Artisan Gallery, Tioga Arts Council, Pelham Center for the Arts, the Ely Center for Contemporary Art, and most recently Cooperative Gallery 213.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Painting excites me because I love the challenge of working through my frustrations until something of beauty is created that wasn’t there before. I enjoy experimenting with composition, color, subject matter, and technique within my representational paintings. I seek to express fleeting moments of consciousness in an increasingly unconscious society. I invite the viewer to take the time to pause and slow down by observing the physical and conceptual layers of my paintings. I am greatly influenced by the Fauvist and Expressionist Art movements’ strong use of color and energetic mark making.

My Specialities

Daily Paintings

Original Artwork

Commissions

Art Education

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EDUCATION

SUNY New Paltz, 30 Graduate Credits earned towards M.S. of Art Ed 2012-2014

Ithaca College, Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts Education 2010

SUNY Broome, Associates Degree in Liberal Arts 2008

Pratt Institute at Munson Williams Proctor, Studio Art Foundation 2006-2007

CERTIFICATION

Instructional 1 Visual Art PK-12 Pennsylvania

SOLO EXHIBTION

Tioga Arts Council, Owego, NY Anticipated November 2022

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

Spring Awakening BCAC Member’s Show, Orazio Salati Gallery, Binghamton, NY

Artfully Squared, Tioga Arts Council, Owego, NY

2021

“Inhale NY, Exhale ART!” Broome County Arts Council Member’s Show, Taste NY Atrium Gallery, Binghamton, NY

Broome Art Trail, Phelps Mansion Museum, Binghamton, NY

Everyday Life, Everyday Art, Cloud Croft Studios, Owego, NY

Juried Exhibition, Vestal Museum & Vestal Public Library, Vestal NY

All of Us, Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton, NY

Generations, Tioga Arts Council, Owego, NY

4th Annual SUNY Broome Alumni Art Virtual Showcase, Binghamton, NY

2nd Annual Flower Show, Broome County Artisan Gallery, Binghamton, NY

Artfully Squared, Tioga Arts Council, Owego, NY

Small in a Square, Cooperative Gallery 213, Binghamton, NY

2020

Cooperative Gallery 213 Holiday Show, Binghamton, NY

Broome County Arts Council Member’s Exhibition, Binghamton, NY

What Now? Virtual Exhibition, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

6th Annual Leaves & Petals Virtual Exhibition, Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

Everyday Life, Everyday Art, Virtual Exhibition, Tioga Arts Council, Owego, NY

Creative Collective Mini Hub Show, Creative Hub Studios, NC

USPS Art Project Traveling Exhibition, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Flower Show, Broome County Artisan Gallery, Binghamton, NY

2019

Broome County Arts Council Members Exhibition, Binghamton, NY

2016

Mural Festival, Binghamton Department of Public Art, NY

2015

Regional Art Exhibition, Roberson Museum, Binghamton, NY

Mural Festival, Binghamton Department of Public Art, NY

ART TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2022-2023

Visual Arts Teacher grades K-6, Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center, Factoryville, PA

2011-2017

Visual Arts Teacher grades 6-12, Deposit Central Schools, Deposit, NY

Studio Art, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Art History, Yearbook

Head Coach, NYSATA Olympics of the Visual Arts, Deposit, NY chapter

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2011-2017

Deposit Junior Senior High School Semi-Annual Winter & Spring Art Show

Deposit Oktoberfest Annual Student Window Painting Juried Exhibition

ORGANIZATIONS

Oil Painters of America, Member, 2021-present

Cooperative Gallery 213, Supporting Member, 2020-present

Art Mums United, Member, 2020-present

Tioga Arts Council, Member, 2020-present

Broome County Arts Council, Member, 2019-present

IN PRINT

A.B.F.M. Magazine Issue 1 Represented Artist page 18 January 2022

Humankind Digital Zine Issue 3: Take Root, Page 13 August 2021

The Huts Contemporary Art Magazine Issue 2, 2 Page Spread pages 56 & 57 March 2021

Okay Cool Magazine Issue 4: The Origin of Our Ideas, Full Page Spread pg 86, February 2021