Heather Marie Scholl

Her Story


Heather Marie Scholl

I am a Brooklyn, NY based artist and activist, discovering the ways I can bring a productive emotionality to social justice topics.

I spend a lot of time thinking about how we’re born into fantasies of the way life should be and the ways that comes crashing down around us. For me this means connecting personal experiences with contemporary and historical systems of power.  I explore the emotionality of these topics and the personal ways they are enacted.  By examining issues of racism/white supremacy, sexuality, gender, and sexual trauma through a personal lens I give space for others to feel the intimate nature of these large issues. Primarily I bring the physical craft of my work back to the body through the use of embroidery arts and garment pieces. My pieces are removed from time, weaving different eras of aesthetics together to create a new tale that lives in a place that is past, present and future.

Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.
— G.K. Chesterton