Jeanne Heifetz


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from Slow Art

Jeanne Heifetz participated in Slow Art in Fall 2019 at Village West.

Jeanne Heifetz came to visual art by a circuitous route. She has two degrees in English (Harvard A.B., NYU M.A.). She spent a year as the writer-in-residence at Exeter, worked at Esquire and American Heritage magazines, and conducted arts interviews for the Forward. She wrote a book on organic food (HarperCollins) and one on the origin of color names (Henry Holt).

Heifetz also had a parallel career as a weaver, exhibiting at venues like the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and the Smithsonian Craft Show.

In 2007, she started applying fiber techniques to non-traditional materials like metal and glass; by 2011 her work had shifted entirely from fine craft to fine art. Since then, she's had ten solo or two-person shows at universities and nonprofit art centers and been included in shows in galleries and museums in 17 states, the U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Australia, and Israel. Her work is in the Drawing Center's curated registry and the flat files of the Kentler International Drawing Space. Starting in 2015, she's curated shows at several Brooklyn galleries and at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art. In 2018-19, Heifetz was a LABA Fellow at the 14th Street Y. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

More information on Heifetz and her work can be found at


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