Heather Youngdahl Mullins
Heather is an artist, builder, designer, organizer and educator. Working primarily with the concept of re-use, she builds interactive sculpture, spaces, functional products, accessories and furniture. An advocate of hands on experiences and education, she works to maximize the function of existing spaces, materials, and systems. She received her BFA (2005) from Montana State University and MFA (2008) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Heather has been a visiting artist at various schools in Chicago and has shown her work around the city. She has worked as a volunteer on multiple community projects and is co-founder of the non-profit Kenya Youth Sponsorship that supports Kenyan youth with educational opportunities (founded 2001). Heather currently teaches part-time at Columbia College Chicago, works as manager in the Wood & Metal shop at the School of the Art Institute, and was co-founding organizer of Spoke, a small artist run space in Chicago (2008-2011).