Heather Joy Puskarich is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on the contradictory nature of beauty, time, aging and our consumptive culture. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark, The Kinsey Institute, and the State Museum of Pennsylvania, where she received several awards in photography and sculpture. Her work was selected for the Corning Museum’s Publication, New Glass Review 36, and she was named one of the 20 Women of Power in Maniac, Pittsburgh's Fashion Magazine. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from Alfred University in Sculpture and Dimensional Studies and her Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She lives and works in Dallas, TX.
"Self-portraiture is a time keeper for me. I am on a constant journey of discovery, and rediscovery, questioning the ever-changing qualifying factors of beauty in our culture. This tension is the catalyst for my exploration.
My current body of work continues to explore new ways of working with material while employing concepts of beauty, desire, and consumption. By using paint, collage, alternative photographic process, and iconic imagery, I want to further explore concepts of identity and where to situate myself within a consumer culture."