Heidi Kumao

August 2012

Heidi Kumao is an interdisciplinary artist who creates photographs, video, machine art, and installations to explore ordinary social interactions and their psychological undercurrents. Emerging from the intersection of sculpture, theater and engineering, her “performative technologies” generate artistic spectacle in order to visualize the unseen: power structures, emotions, compulsions, thinking patterns, and dreams. Kumao has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, AAUW (American Assn. of University Women), the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, has been reviewed in publications such as Artforum, ArtPapers, and Sculpture Magazine, and her work is in a number of private and public collections including The Exploratorium, Houston Museum of Fine Arts and Light Work.