Claudia Heitner (she/her) is an artist and printmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. 

Her strong background in print media allows for abstractions in texture and color to shine through in her paintings, drawings and prints. 

Having spent prolonged periods of her life in her maternal homeland of Puerto Rico, the central forms in her work come from views of nature, reflections of the past, and cherished experiences. 

Fluid forms and the simplification of hands in her work can represent physical beings, natural objects, or impassible feats.


Education

2016              BFA Printmaking, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (magna cum laude) 

2011              State University of New York at Purchase, Purchase, NY (traditional fine art courses)


Professional Experience

2020-curr.      Pre-Press Production, Printer at Kingsland Printing, Brooklyn, NY

                      (coating, prepping, burning and reclaiming screens, inventory and ink prep, count-in of all garments received and shipped, garment printing)

2017-curr.      Contract Screen Printer, 4th Ave. Press, Brooklyn, NY

                      (coating, burning and reclaiming screens, assisting during large editions and completing smaller contract jobs)

2017              T-Shirt Workshop Instructor at Gowanus Print Lab, Brooklyn, NY

                      (press basics, printing techniques using Plastisol, set up and breakdown of materials/clean up)

2016              Monitor at EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, New York, NY

                      (studio monitor, maintaining upkeep of shop, press rentals and supply orders) 

                      Press Operator, Ink + Cotton, New York, NY

                      (heat press operator, screen printer, DTG printing)

                      Silk Screen Instructor, The Foundery, Baltimore, MD

                      (press basics, printing techniques using vinyl stencils, set up and breakdown of materials/clean up)

                      Teaching Assistant, Visual Arts Institute at SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

                      (studio manager, teaching assistant for various fine art and curatorial courses) 

                      Freelance Printer, Deli & Grocery, Baltimore, MD/New York, NY

                      (press hand, printer, packaged materials for release at Only NY)

                      Teaching Assistant, Graduate Screenprint, Baltimore, MD

                      (advising students on independent projects, technical assistant [Kyle Van Horn], Spring 2016) 

2014-2015    Teaching Assistant, Lithography 1, Baltimore, MD

                      (demo set up and breakdown, studio assistant [Alex Kirillov], Fall 2015) 

                      Intern, K. Caraccio Printing Studio, New York, NY

                      (intern, studio and desk assistant/printer)

                      Intern, Globe Collection and Press, Baltimore, MD

                      (studio assistant/printer)

2012-2016    Work Study, MICA Store, Baltimore, MD

                     (customer transactions, store upkeep, stocking inventory, materials knowledge)


Group Exhibitions

2019             21st Annual Postcards from the Edge, Bortolami, New York, NY

2017             Roll Call, Blackburn 20|20 Gallery, New York, NY

2016             MICA Commencement Exhibition 2016, Fox 420, Fox Building, Baltimore, MD

                     I Invited Britney Spears To Dinner (The Invitation Was Not Accepted), Bronze Gallery, Baltimore, MD

                     Curator: Curatorial Print, Rosenberg Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015             Juried Printmaking Exhibition: Rosenberg Gallery, Baltimore, MD (Jurors: Cynthia Thompson, David Chioffi)

2014             Juried Undergraduate Exhibition: Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD (Jurors: Laura Amussen, Dustin Carlson)

                     Join, or Don’t: Main 0 Gallery, Baltimore, MD

                     Paul Rucker Presents: The Empathy Project: Leidy Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2013             Contact Zone: Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD

2012             Young Artists 2012: Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY


Honors/Scholarships

2015             Carrie Macedonia '03 Memorial Scholarship, Baltimore, MD

2014             MICA Achievement Award, Baltimore MD

2013-2016    Dean’s List Academic Award (Magna Cum Laude), Baltimore MD

2012-2015    MICA Presidential Scholarship, Baltimore, MD

                     MICA Recognition Award, Baltimore, MD

                     MICA Grant, Baltimore, MD


Press

"Young Artists to Watch: MICA's Art Walk 2016", BmoreArt, May 17th, 2016