Past Resident

Lu Heintz

Lu Heintz is an artist, educator, and feminist collaborator currently based in Providence, RI. Through multiple points of entry- textiles, metalsmithing, video, sound, installation, performance, paper works, and writing- her transdisciplinary practice examines personal experiences on sociocultural scales. Lu balances her artistic endeavors with a commitment to feminist pedagogy and scholarship and is an Associate Artist Researcher for the Digital Institute of Early Parenthood (UK). Her work has exhibited and screened nationally and internationally in museums, galleries and artist-run projects including: The RISD Museum, The National Ornamental Metals Museum (Memphis, TN), R.K. Projects (NY), Sarah Doyle Gallery (RI), Brood Film Fest (Exeter, UK) and Strano Film Fest (Capestrano, IT). She holds a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Additional education includes studies at Penland School of Crafts (NC), Haystack Mountain School (ME), Ox-Bow School of Art (MI), and CE.CA.TI (Michoac√°n, Mexico). She has been awarded residencies at MASS MoCA, Vermont Studio Center and Arts Letters & Numbers (NY), and has received awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, The International Sculpture Center and the Sustainable Arts Foundation.