Mary Heilmann

This major solo presentation of the work of the influential New York-based artist Mary Heilmann is her first in a public institution in the UK in 15 years. Born in California in 1940, Heilmann studied ceramics and poetry before moving to New York in 1968 and taking up painting.

Her vibrantly coloured, abstract canvases reference popular culture, particular places and personal experiences with a good dose of humour. The exhibition will feature paintings, works on paper, furniture and ceramics from Heilmann’s five-decade career.