Wexler Gallery

Heather Ujiie

  • Endangered Species, 2019
    Digital Inkjet Print on poly canvas, four panels
    96 x 204 in (Each panel 96" x 48")
  • Erotic Tree Of Life, 2014
    Archival digital inkjet print on watercolor paper
    96 x 160 in
  • Call Of The Wild, 2013
    Digital inkjet print on cotton sateen, quilted, tactile embellishment (sequins, beads, buttons)
    36 x 112 in
  • Erotic Tree Of Life - Siren 1, 2014
    Watercolor on paper
    14 x 14 in
  • Erotic Tree Of Life - Two Half-Deer Figures, 2014
    Watercolor on paper
    22 x 11 in
  • Erotic Tree Of Life - Siren 2, 2014
    Watercolor on paper
    14 x 11 in
  • Endangered Species (Study I), 2019
    Gouache on arches hot-pressed watercolor paper
    22 x 30 in
  • Endangered Species (Study II), 2019
    Gouache on arches hot-pressed watercolor paper
    22 x 30 in

In my current textile installation work, I strive to create large-scale allegorical narratives that utilize analog and digital craft and technology. As a designer and an artist, I hope my work suggests a fusion between clean elegant design, and the raw underpinnings of creative expression. I am preoccupied by the dichotomies within the human condition, and notions pertaining to gender, mortality, existence, and sexual identity. Much of my work is informed by historic iconography and nature studies, as well representations of endangered species, and the oncoming Anthropocene. All my textile work is a synthesis of several methods of artistry, including painting, drawing, stitching, and printing with innovative large-format digital printing technology. I hope my digitally printed textile installations ignite deep spiritual forays into the imagination, and generate personal reflection on what is hidden, whether it be our own personal demons, or our lust for life.