Liz Bashore Heeren
earned an MFA in painting at the University of South Dakota in 2007, an MA in
art theory at the University of Arizona in 2000 and a BA from Saint Olaf
College in 1997. Heeren is Assistant Professor of Art for South Dakota State University and director of Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce, downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
work incorporates elements of drafting and technical drawing in addition to
traditional painting techniques. Each work explores the surprising,
unpredictable relationships that result from the overlap of unlike habitats and
organisms. With a background in biology, Heeren finds inspiration in
documenting zones of biological reconfiguration – often times resourcing areas of new
construction/development or dwellings that are reabsorbed into the wild.