Heidi Spector


Heidi Spector Biography





Referred to by the artist as “geometric minimalism,” Heidi Spector purposefully avoids injecting specific emotional content to her paintings, instead opting for bold color choices that quickly establish an upbeat and lively mood. Her shining repetitive pattern of vertical or horizontal stripes project a natural sense of optimism and joy informed by the techno beats and self-absorption of club life. Her paintings, composed of liquitex acrylic painted as bands of color on Russian birch, are topped with resin, creating a surface where candy-like colors pulse and dance together, alluding to the impact of popular music on her work. The geometric opticality and slick surfaces of Spector’s paintings connect her works with a tradition of hard–edge painters, such as Bridget Riley and Frank Stella. Her vision of the paintings as objects of desire and joy, however, also place Spector’s work alongside contemporary pop artists embracing kitsch as profound. Heidi Spector lives and works in Montreal, Canada. She has shown in galleries nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in Montreal, Los Angeles, and New York.

Solo Exhibitions

Across This New Divide, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Optique, Centre culturel d'art de l'Université de Sherbrooke, Sheerbrooke, Qc

Put the Needle on the Record, Samara Gallery, Houston, TX

Disco Lemonade, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

New Works, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

Solo Exhibition, Green and Blue Gallery, Hardwick, VT
Solo Exhibition, Holt Renfrew, Montréal, Quebec

Group Exhibitions

Parle-moi d'amour, Espace Dance, Montreal, Quebec
First Things First, Beaux-Arts des Ameriques, Montreal, Quebec
Spectral Light and Color, Samara Gallery, Houston, TX
Hoping for Clear Skies, Margaret Thatcher Prokects, New York, NY

Summer Breeze, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY  

Momentum Transferred, Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Vibrations, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Hotspots, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Parle-moi d'amours, Les Impatients, Montreal Quebec
Nature Morte, Beaux-arts des Ameriques, Montreal Quebec

Hypothetical Space, Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angles, CA
Turn Up the Heat, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
10 Year Anniversary Exhibition, The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, England
Woma, Museum of Modern Art, Wolvertom, Belgium
Cadence, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Parle moi d'amour, Les Impatients, Montreal, QC

Catch As Catch Can, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, The Miriam Home, Montréal, Quebec
Palm Spring Fine Art Fair, Lurie Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
LA Art Show, Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New Year 2013, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

Group Exhibition, Centre d’Art EK Voland, Montréal, Quebec
Group Exhibition, Project Futures, Montréal, Quebec

High Fidelity, Green and Blue Gallery, Stowe, VT
SEABA, Burlington, VT
Patterns, Green and Blue Gallery, Stowe, VT
Group Exhibition, Gallery 232, Montréal, Quebec

Group Exhibition, Gallery 232, Montréal, Quebec

Group Exhibition, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia

Group Exhibition, Collins Lefebvre Stoneberger, Westmount, Quebec
Online Exhibition, Saatchi Online
Online Exhibition, phauxshow.com
Public Auction, Bice, Segal Cancer Centre, Montréal, Quebec

Public Auction, Bice, Segal Cancer Centre, Montréal, Quebec
Public Auction, Selwyn House, Westmount, Quebec
Group Exhibition, Collins Lefebvre Stoneberger, Westmount, Quebec