Caitlin Heffernan is a graduate of Winchester and Central St Martin's School of Art. She works in a wide range of media including drawing and installation incorporating both natural and found elements, photography, and craft based forms such as embroidery.
Her embroidered drawing, 'Untitled-Drawing of my Caravan' has been exhibited widely including the touring exhibition of the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Another recent installation artwork, 'Re-assembling a Caravan' was exhibited as part of the national touring exhibition 'Comfort Zones' curated by Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales.
Many of her works take the idea of the fragility of memory as a starting point and make use of site-specific locations to create works that are playful, ironic and often challenging. Breaking down the solidity of traditional artwork, Heffernan's pieces fuse fragility with a disconcerting notion of the half-remembered past.
Her residencies include Prague Institute of Arts and Brazier's International Artist's Workshop. Forthcoming projects include a site-specific commission 'Unravelling the Manor House' at Preston Manor, Brighton to be exhibited in May 2010 and the group exhibition ‘Dream Home’ at Phoenix Brighton Gallery. She has a studio at Phoenix Brighton.