Jay Heikes is known for his heterogeneous practice, which mixes and reinterprets a kaleidoscopic array of media—activating stories, puns, and irony in a cyclical meditation. His most recent body of work employs his preoccupation with the philosophical tradition of alchemy. Themes of evolution and regeneration, stasis, and corrosion take form in his artistic actions, recharging Heike’s previous narrative pursuits and reaffirming the notion that mutation and change are essential to the creative process.
MFA, Yale University
BFA, University of Michigan