Heather Canterbury, born and raised in South Arkansas, holds an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin She received her BA in Art (Graphic Design) from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she was awarded the Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship. As a Studio Art MFA candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, she received the Doolin Scholarship for Studio Art, Russell Lee Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Photography, and the William and Bettye Nowlin Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Photography. Her work has been shown throughout the state of Arkansas and more recently in New York and Austin. Heather currently lives in Denver, CO.

Heather's art practice is rooted in process - a set of actions, intentions, or attempts. She utilizes the camera as a tool to document observations and findings, while approaching and observing day to day human behaviors as a means for discovery. Through reflection and analysis, Heather identifies patterns and repetition that culminate into her final work. Considering humanity a direct parallel to nature, she looks to the landscape, more specifically flowers, plants, and trees, as an unparalleled symbol of endurance, growth, and desire. Images, colors, and symbols are repeated to highlight recurring patterns of thought and behaviors, which ultimately create a metaphor for human experience.

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