With a strong background in textile and fashion design, Heather Ujiie creates fantastical large-scale works that begin with intimate hand drawn or hand painted images. In her current textile installation work, Ujiie strives to create extensive allegorical narratives that seamlessly blend analog craft and digital technology.
With over 15 years of experience as a textile designer, Ujiie designed printed textiles for the high-end home furnishing and apparel markets in New York City. Her commercial printed textile designs have had numerous clients including Flavor Paper, and The White House private residences for President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, Washington D.C.
Born in Greenwich Village, New York City, Heather Ujiie currently lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Moore College of Art & Design, where she serves as an Interdisciplinary Assistant Professor in Fashion, Textiles, Interior Design, and Foundation Design.