Megan Heeres’s current practice is rooted in papermaking where her passion for experimentation, fascination with entropy and chance, and her love of science all meet. She works with unwanted plant species and the trash found where these plants reside to create art objects, installations, collaborations, and experiential workshops.
Heeres’s art and professional endeavors have connected into a cooperative way of working with the community both inside and outside of the studio. These collaborations engage with place, people, art and plants. They have ranged from large scale green space
projects (Lafayette Greens Urban Garden, Beacon Park) that involve a wide array of stakeholders, to more intimate connections through the Invasive Paper Project and site-specific artworks.
Heeres participates in projects locally and nationally, most recently at the Broad Art Lab at Michigan State University and the Herron School of Art at Indiana University. Heeres has been an artist-in-residence at the Broad Art Lab at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia, the Michele Schara Residency at the Brightmoor Makerspace in Detroit, the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois, and the Santa Fe Art Institute and Women’s International Study Center in New Mexico.
Sponsored by: Edw. C. Levy Co.