Heather Ramsdale completed an M.F.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, 2010. She received a BA in Studio Art from SUNY Cortland and studied sculpture at Goldsmiths College in London, UK. She is the recipient of two Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowships, both for residencies in upstate New York. She has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Dowd Gallery at the State University of New York at Cortland, and recently had a solo exhibition at Lycoming College Art Gallery in Williamsport, PA. Heather Ramsdale is an assistant professor of sculpture at Kutztown University and currently lives in Philadelphia.
The objects I make are often minimal in presentation and carefully edited during construction until I feel they become curious, but plausible. Alone, the forms are poignant and deliberate in their presence. Collectively, for me, the objects bring into question a new environment suggestive of time interrupted by motion. Recently, my thoughts have centered around transit and time, and how we locate ourselves within both. My personal intrigue surrounding these ideas propels my attempt to define and question the breadth of their meaning through the built form and understand how the objects relate to one another. I often think of them as pensive and mysterious but always balanced with a slice of dark humor. Similar to dreaming, my response to the objects I make feels both familiar and new as I continue to explore the balance in dichotomies.