Heather Lander is a visual artist creating immersive sonic light sculptures.
Born in Portland, USA, Glasgow based Lander is a graduate from the Glasgow School of Art with a B.A. (Hons) Fine Art Drawing & Painting and a Master of Fine Art with distinction. Recipient of the The Bram Stoker prize awarded annually for “the best imaginative work of the Session in any branch of effort in the School,” her work questions how humans in a technological age continue to respond to reality. Lander investigates, in collaboration with musicians, how we perceive reality in a world centred around illusionistic systems. Her research and practice explores time, light and most recently, sound, with a focus on magic, the virtual and the ways technology can, and does, affect our interpretation of reality.
In 2017, Lander became a Cryptic Artist. She has presented her work at Glasgow International, The Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, Findhorn Bay Arts Festival, Dumfries Music Conference, Sensoria Festival, Sonica Glasgow & London, and as part of the Scottish Government in Canada’s Scotland’s Winter Festivals 2020.