H.R. is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and founder of OXBLOOD Publishing. She is the 2016-2018 Victor Hammer Fellow at the Wells College Book Arts Center in Aurora, NY, a 2016 recipient of the CBAA Project Assistance Grant, the 2015-2016 Windgate Resident for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, and former Print Production Fellow for the Journal of Artists’ Books (JAB). Her work can be found in numerous collections in the US and internationally, including the Yale University Library, Centre Pompidou of Paris, France, and the University of Regina Library in Regina, SK, Canada. She holds an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago, and a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
As an interdisciplinary artist, my practice is the synthesis of research, writing, and physical actions mediated through print, video, and performance which examines the history of and an existing complex relationship with mechanization, technology, and culture. Materials and process of production are paramount to my methodology. The elements converse with one another in a cyclical discourse, excavating chance poetic undertones which intersect and illuminate various aspects of the human experience. My current work shows an acute interest in historic and contemporary communication technology/media as a means to explore/exploit the intangible, tenuous nature of language.
CONTACT : heather [@] hrbuechler [.] com