Wiregrass Museum of Art Logo
Back to Exhibitions and Artist Projects


October 21 - December 31, 2022

“My work explores the complexity of my relationship with the physical body, skin, and the cloth that covers it while expressing cultural concepts of gender, domesticity, and craft. By cultivating a sensitivity to materials and an attentiveness to narrative, I manipulate hand-dyed textiles, creating meaning through sculpted layers, openings and folds. My work frequently highlights themes of acceptance and rejection, drawing attention to both the hidden and the exposed.” 

– Heather Baumbach

Heather Baumbach is pursuing an MFA from Lesley University in Boston and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she received a BFA in Costume Design. With over 20 years of design and production experience in stage, television, and film, her theater credits include The Theater Outlet, The Santa Fe Opera, The Los Angeles Opera, Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater, Main State Music Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Carsey-Warner Productions and Comedy Central. She currently works from her studio in Huntsville, Alabama.