Heidi Schwegler

I am interested in the lives of objects and the transference of memory. In our day to day, our memories fill the spaces around us, they seep into the carpet and become crystallized in the objects that bear witness to our lives. Because of this, these particular things act upon us as we forget, instigating memory. And therein lies the transference: the thing becomes a body, the body a thing. 


Heidi Schwegler is the founder of the Yucca Valley Material Lab, a platform for making and thinking. Recent exhibition venues include WBG London Projects, United Kingdom; Asphodel, New York; Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska; and the Portland Art Museum. Schwegler is a Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts and a MacDowell Colony Fellow. Reviews of Schwegler’s work have appeared in Art in AmericaDaily ServingARTnewsModern Painters, and the Huffington Post. She is represented by Upfor, Portland, Oregon.