Artist Features

Heather Goodwind

Acrylic paint and graphite 2D artwork with abstract shape mostly in black with many drips

Goodwind, Heather. The Weaver, 2021. 2022 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.

Originally published February, 2022

Heather Goodwind is a visual artist. She has received awards, grants and residencies from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, the U.S. Department of State Art In Embassies Program, the Vermont Studio Center, Playa at Summer Lake and the Pacific Northwest College of Art Leland Iron Works residency program. She received a bachelor of arts in Sculpture from Portland State University and studied with traditional and contemporary ink artists during a year-long stay in China. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she was based for 10 years. Heather was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area; she now lives in Portland.

Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Artist Credit: Heather Goodwind