Heidi Neilson

Heidi Neilson Portrait Image

Heidi Neilson Portrait Image. Courtesy the artist. (Mar 29, 2016)

Here GOES Radiotelescope Website Screenshot

Here GOES Radiotelescope Website Screenshot. Courtesy Heidi Neilson and Harry Dove-Robinson (Jan 06, 2021)

Here GOES Radiotelescope Website Screenshot

Here GOES Radiotelescope Website Screenshot. Courtesy Heidi Neilson and Harry Dove-Robinson (Apr 24, 2020)

Here GOES Radiotelescope

Here GOES Radiotelescope. Courtesy the artists. (Aug 01, 2019)

Here GOES Radiotelescope Diagram

Here GOES Radiotelescope Diagram. Heidi Neilson and Harry Dove-Robinson (Aug 01, 2019)

Heidi Neilson and Go GOES Radiotelescope at TUFTSPublic

Heidi Neilson and Go GOES Radiotelescope at TUFTSPublic. Photographed by Galen Joseph-Hunter (Sep 27, 2018)

Outernet Library Branch-Wave Farm Image

Outernet Library Branch-Wave Farm Image. Courtesy the artist. (Jun 25, 2016)

Transmitter Hunt at Lodge 2015

Transmitter Hunt at Lodge 2015. Photographed by Bryan Zimmerman (Aug 22, 2015)

Sonic Planetarium: Satellite Pipes

Sonic Planetarium: Satellite Pipes. Created and photographed by Heidi Neilson.

Sonic Planetarium: Satellite Pipes Orion Map

Sonic Planetarium: Satellite Pipes Orion Map. Created by Heidi Neilson.

Heidi Neilson is an interdisciplinary artist whose work explores connections between people on the ground and off-planet conditions and infrastructure. She works in multiple mediums including radio transmissions, sound, prints, books, sculpture, electronics, and video. She is currently co-operating Here GOES Radiotelescope, a sculptural receiving station for the GRB transmission from GOES-16, a NOAA weather satellite, and mining the volumes of earth observation and space weather data collected by the station for a variety of projects. Other recent work includes Moon Arrow, a mechanical sculpture which continually points at the moon, and Sonic Planetarium, an immersive sound installation made from recordings of orbiting satellites.

Neilson has been awarded the Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work—New York Foundation for the Arts (2015), Media Assistance Fund for Artists Grant—New York State Council on the Arts in Partnership with Wave Farm (2018), Art Matters Grant—Art Matters Foundation (2013), and Individual Artist Support—New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens Council on the Arts (2018, 2007). She has been awarded artist residencies at the NYC Urban Field Station, SPACES, Wave Farm, Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Provisions Library, Elsewhere, Lower East Side Printshop, Center for Book Arts, Visual Studies Workshop, and Women’s Studio Workshop. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and her artist books and other works are held in over 100 collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum, Cleveland Institute of Art, Columbia University, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, and Yale University.

Born in Oregon, Heidi Neilson received a BA in biology from Reed College and an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute. She is currently a Lecturer in the School of Art and Design at Purchase College, and lives and works in New York City. Her ham radio call sign is KD2ESI.

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