Mary Heilmann (b. 1940, San Francisco, CA) received a Bachelor of Art in Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Art in Ceramics at the University of California, Berkeley. Heilmann’s work has been shown in prestigious international venues since the early 1970s. This year her work was included in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s exhibition, Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s, and in 2015, a solo exhibition, “Sunset,” was commissioned as part of the new Whitney Museum’s inauguration. In 2012 an exhibition at Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht traveled to Neues Museum, Nuremberg, while “Mary, Blinky, Yay,” with Blinky Palermo, was exhibited at Kunstmuseum Bonn in 2013. In 2015, “Two by Two, Mary Heilmann & David Reed” opened at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin. In 2007-2009, a retrospective traveled from the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California to New York’s New Museum of Contemporary Art, with stops at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH. Heilmann has received the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Award (2006), as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She has been exhibiting with Tripoli Gallery since 2012. Heilmann lives and works in Bridgehampton and New York City.