Heather Mekkelson is a sculptor and installation artist based in Chicago. She has had several solo exhibitions at Chicago galleries such as 65GRAND, 4th Ward Project Space, and STANDARD. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in galleries and institutions nationally since 2001. Mekkelson’s work has been featured in Art Journal, Art21 Magazine, Artforum.com, Artnet, Flavorpill, Hyperallergic, Newcity, Time Out Chicago, and others. She has been the recipient of several fellowships and grants including the 2020 Illinois Arts Council Agency Fellowship in Sculpture and a 2012 Artadia Award.