Mary Rieser Heintjes
Mary Rieser Heintjes, b. 1953, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. At Pratt Institute, she acquired her BFA in 1979 and her MFA in 1985. Rieser Heintjes is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice spans from painting, drawing, and digital photography to working with stained glass and welding steel structures fused with glass.
Her current work is focused on oxyacetylene welding with steel and kiln fused with glass. Her love of glass, color, effects of light, and drawing in space are very strong elements in the work as well incorporating observation of nature inspired by prisms in water creating a living painting.
Rieser Heintjes’ work has been shown in the Brooklyn Museum, Urban Glass Gallery, Brooklyn Public Library Central Gallery, and Pratt Institute. Her work is included in many private collections in Austria and France as well as in the United States. The Pratt Institute Center for Career Development featured her work in the Decoding Digital exhibition and included her as a panelist for an event. On an annual basis, her art tours in the Sketchbook Project via Art House Library Gallery traveling in exhibitions throughout the United States. Her work has been featured in the Art Section of Observer Magazine, the Art News Magazine On Line Resources, BRIC Arts Media, New York Art Review, the Brooklyn Eagle, and Prattfolio. She received the Robert Rauschenberg Change Inc Grant, and Rotary Club Travel Grant.