Heather Deyling is an artist and educator whose current and ongoing body of work, the “Invented Hybrids” series, includes drawing and fiber-based sculpture and installation. Her studio practice is driven by research and observation of natural forms, such as succulents, fungi and marine invertebrates. She earned an MFA in painting and drawing from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and a BFA from Kent State University. Deyling has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. Recently, she completed a residency at Bullseye Glass in Emeryville, CA, where she explored translating her drawings into kiln-formed glass. Recent exhibitions include A Dyeing Art: Contemporary Textiles and Fiber Arts at the Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC and In Residence: Bay Area at Bullseye Glass RCBA Gallery in Emeryville, CA. Deyling is Professor of Foundation Studies in eLearning at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
Deyling also keeps a blog on drawing and contemporary creative practice: http://drawingcurrents.blogspot.com/.