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Vicki Lynn Heller

Biography to Display: 

1954 Born Chicago, Illinois 

EDUCATION 

1975 BFA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 

1982 MD Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts  

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES 

1982–1986 Ob/Gyn Residency, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts  

1988 Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington, District of Columbia 

2020 Harvard Ceramics Program, Resident Artist, Allston, Massachusetts  

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

1986-2013 Clinical Faculty, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts  

2014 - present Ceramic Sculptor 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Vicki Heller is known for hand-built figurative stoneware sculpture, with emphasis on the human body. Surface techniques include the use of wax and underglazes to create and enhance the surfaces. 

Heller’s previous career as an ob/gyn physician informs her work: “My patient now is a mass of clay, and the births are of sculpture.”1 

 

 

Website(s):

vickihellerart.com

Artist's Studio: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard.

 

Typical Marks

vheller written in black script on base of sculpture. 

2014-present
Tiny Dancer
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Mixed Methods
Dimensions: 27.5 x 24 x 12 inches
Surface Technique: Underglaze, Wax Resist
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
2014-present
Photo: TMP

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 23, 2021. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/heller