Heather Barnett is a visual artist, researcher and educator working with biological systems and scientific processes. With interests ranging across medicine, perception and visualisation, projects have included microbial portraiture, cellular wallpapers, performing cuttlefish and self-organising installations. She has exhibited widely in art galleries, science museums and public spaces, including The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Science Museum, The Wellcome Collection and a number of international art museums.
Heather has been Artist in Residence and held
Research Fellowships in diverse organisations including
hospital pathology departments, satellite mapping
companies and science research laboratories. Recent
art commissions include a series of works for the
Cancer Day Unit at Guy's Hospital in London, awarded Best Use of Visual Art in Healthcare in 2011, and a commission for the Postgraduate Medical Institute at Anglia Ruskin in 2012. She is also Creative Director of the biologically inspired design range, micro-designs.com.
She is Senior Lecturer in Photographic Arts at
the University of Westminster where in 2011 she
was awarded a Fellowship for Excellence in Learning
and Teaching, and was awarded a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship in 2012. Heather is Project Lead on the
Broad Vision art/science research and learning
programme established in 2010, and has developed
other art/science and learning initiatives.
Heather lives and works in London, UK.