Hollie Heller is a mixed media collage artist who splits her time between New York City and Costa Rica. As unique as her finished contemporary works, Heller’s creative process is equally intriguing. Each project begins with a curious investigation and collection of diverse yet common materials. This compilation of seemingly arbitrary items serves a critical structural purpose in her work. With a wealth of newly created raw material, Heller builds her compositions piece and layer at a time. Heller describes her work as experimental, using processes that she has discovered in her studio with products such as latex, acrylic mediums, wood stain, pigments, dyes and bleach with paper and fabric. Heller has been teaching Surface Design and Collage for over 20 years in Universities as well as Workshops nationally. Her wall pieces are included in many corporate and private collections including: Hyatt Hotels in San Antonio Texas, Sarasota Florida, Penns Landing in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Sadona Arizona. Hilton Hotel in Nashville Tennessee, Doubletree Hotel in Chicago Illinois, Southpark Suites in Charlotte North Carolinia, Wesin Hotel in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, Omni Hotels in Atlanta Georgia and Orlando Florida, HBO World Headquarters in New York City, the Arthur Blank Foundation in Atlanta Georgia, Rutgers University in New Brunswick New Jersey and Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals in New Brunswick New Jersey.
“My fascination in making art is with transforming materials with experimental processes. Creativity and innovation have been my driving forces. I have been teaching Textile Design and Collage for 25 years and have found no better inspiration than working with students in a studio.“
GLEAM, Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles CA
Tamarindo Art Wave, Tamarindo Costa Rica
Destined, Allmost Studio & Gallery 1288 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA
Architectual Digest Show New York NY
Santiago Tomás Interior Designs, New York NY
Installation, Indigo Home, Tamarindo, Costa Rica 2015
Architectual Digest Show New York NY
Fiber Next, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington DE
Architectual Digest Show, New York NY
Sea Change, Gallery Paquette, Boonton NJ (SOLO)
Transcnedent Nature, Herb and Milly Iris Gallery, SOPAC, South Orange, NJ (SOLO)
Faculty Exhibit Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
“Artists who Teach” Group Exhibition, Speak Easy Gallery, Boonton, NJ.
“Uncommon Threads” Group Exhibition, Artworks, Trenton, NJ
“Terra” NJ Arts Incubator Gallery, West Orange, NJ.
“Hollie Heller 1985-2010”, Retrospective, Speak Easy Gallery Boonton, NJ. (SOLO)
“Earth Matters”, Installation, Watchung Art Center, Watchung, NJ (SOLO)
Group Show, “13 Artists”, Watchung Art Center, Watchung, NJ.
Group Show, Speak-Easy Gallery “Grand Opening Show”, Boonton, NJ
Art Upstairs Gallery, Morristown, NJ, Two Person show.
Faculty Show, Peters Valley, Layton, NJ.
Faculty Show, Arrowmont School of Crafts ,Gatlinsburg, Tenn
Faculty Exhibition, Sugar Maples, Hunter, NY.
Intimate Apparel”, Pi Gallery, Kansas City, MO.
Ruth Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ. (SOLO)
NJ Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ (SOLO)
Group Show, Ruth Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ. New Jersey International Juried Exhibition, School of Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
“Beyond the Stitch” A regional Fiber Art Invitational Ocean County Artists Guild, Island Heights, NJ
“Two Fiber Artists”. The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ.
Elizabeth Kerr Gallery, Sussex, NJ (SOLO)
Craft National-Juried Exhibition”, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
Janssen Pharmaceuticals Gallery, Titusville, NJ. (SOLO)
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Production Division Gallery, Solo Skillman, NJ. (SOLO)
“Small Crafts Warning”, The Gallery at Studio B, Lancaster, Ohio
“The Arts of Peters Valley”, Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville, NJ.
Gallery 500″, Elkins Park, PA. (SOLO)
“9 x 9 x 3”, Suraci Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, PA. “9 x 9 x 3”,
“9 x 9 x 3”, Yeiser Art Center, Paduchah, KY
Guild.com and “Ebay Premier”, Madison, Wisconsin.
NJ Council of the Arts Fellowship Exhibition 1999-2000″, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ.
“Small Works”, The Gallery B Studio, Lancaster, PA.
“Measure for Measure”, The H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO.
“9 x 9 x 3”, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon., The Rye Art Center, Rye, NY. Academy Art Museum, Atrium Gallery, Easton, MD.
SOHO Myriad Inc, Professional Fine Art Consultants, Atlanta, GA.
“It’s about Time”, The Gallery at Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ
“New Jersey Arts Annual 1999 Crafts”, The Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ.
Visual Artifacts- Twelve Women Artists” Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. (Invitational)
“9 x 9 x 3” The New York State Museum, Albany, NY
Hollie Heller Ramsey – Assemblages, The Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ (SOLO)
Invention and Diversity, The Trenton Museum, Trenton, NJ. Invitational
“9 x 9 x 3”, The American Craft Museum, New York, NY
The NJ Crafts Annual 1997, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
The China Project, Nanjing College of Art
Art and Design Gallery, Surface Design International Conference Faculty Exhibit, University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
Hollie Heller Ramsey, Lippman Gallery, Short Hills NJ (SOLO)
Fun, Funky, Functional Furnishings, WhichCraft Gallery, Millburn NJ
Monnmouth Museum, Lincrodft, NJ
Contemporary Art Gallery, Marywood College, Scranton, PA
Palely Design Center, Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, Phila PA
Transcending the Surface, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton NJ, curated by Hildreth York
Morristown Armory Craft Show, Morristown, NJ
Gayle Wilson Gallery South Hampton NY
17th Annual Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia MO Juried Show
Focus on Art, JCC Metropolitan NJ
Gallery at Newark Academy, Alumni Exhibit, Elizabteh B McGraw Arts Center, Livingston NJ
Which Craft Studios, Surf City NJ
Threads, Green County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY
The NJ Crafts Annual 1994, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair NJ
Invention and Diversity in Textile Art Today, The Trenton City Museum, curated by Lore Lindenfield
Rabbat Gallery, New Brunswick NJ
Hunterdon Art Center, One World – Four Views An exhibition of Four Makers
Breaking Ground, Gremanow Gallery, Rochester NY
Contemporary Craft, Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies NJ
Faculty Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY
The Creative Art Gallery Buffon SC
Lopez, Myla, blog: Beaute Simple, Dec 4, 2014
Hyman, Vicki VIEW The Star Ledger, Feb 20 2010
York, Hildeth, Hollie Heller’s Mixed Media, Suface Design Journal, Summer 2007 p32-35
Fellowship Exhibition: 1999-2000, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton NJ (catalogue)
The NJ Crafts Annual 1999, Jersey City Museum, (catalogue)
Computer and Mixed Media Works by Twelve Women Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson University, 1999 (catalogue)
Bischoff Dan, Dash of intrigue and subtle colors embellish fiber – The Star Ledger, July 18, 1997 p35.
Spotlight on Education: William Paterson University, Surface Design Journal, Summer 1997
The NJ Crafts Annual 1997, Morris Museum, (catalogue)
Colorful Collage, On the Towns, The New York Times, Sunday Oct 12, 1997
The China Project, Nanjing College of Art 1997 (catalogue)
Transcending the Surface, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton NJ, curated by Hildreth York, 1996 (catalogue)
17th Annual Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia MO (catalogue)
Invention and Diversity in Textile Art Today, The Trenton City Museum, curated by Lore Lindenfield (catalogue)
Freudenheim, Betty, Show that Rotates Winds Up Smaller, The New York Times, Sept 11, 1994
The NJ Crafts Annual 1994, Montclair Art Museum, (catalogue)
Hunterdon Art Center, One World – Four Views An exhibition of Four Makers, 1991 (catalogue)
Friedman, Sirley, Making Weaves in textile design, The Star Ledger, Thursday May 13, 1993
Watkins, Eileen, Three Current shows ‘break the rules’ with use of non traditional materials. The Star Ledger1991
Netsky, Ron Two Artists Explore Fiber: Hollie Heller, Deborah Pratt show medium’s possibilities, Sunday Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester NY, Sept 4 1988
Honors and Awards:
Recipient of a “Honorable Mention” 20th International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 2006
Recipient of a 1999 Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts
Rutgers National “94 Works on Paper”, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Purchase Award
Doubletree Hotel, Chicago, IL
Double Tree Hotel, Plano, TX
HBO Headquarters, New York, NY
Hilton Hotel, Nashville, TN
Hyatt Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA
Hyatt Hotel, San Antonio, TX
Hyatt Hotel, Sarasota, FL
Hyatt Vacation Club, Sedona, AZ
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, New Brunswick, NJ
Mohegan Sun Casino, CT
Morgan Stanley Dallas, TX
Omni Hotel, Atlanta, GA
Omni Hotel, Orland, FL
Pebblebrooke Offices, Bethesda Maryland
Princeton Medial Center, NJ
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Southpark Suites, Charlotte, NC
Temple Beth EI, Hillsborough, NJ
The Arthur Blank Foundation, Atlanta, GA
Westin Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Major- Textile Design
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Major- Art Education
Minor- Textile Design