As a mixed media artist, Hillary Heckard creates installations, sculpture and digital art centered on the idea of impermanence and how it relates to the contemporary human condition. Heckard was born and raised in Northern California. She attended the University of Oregon in 2004 and received her Bachelor of Art degree in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Ethnomusicology in 2008. She went on to receive a second Bachelor of Fine Art degree with a focus in glass at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2012. In 2016 she was given a full tuition scholarship to attend Alfred University as an MFA student. Heckard received her Master of Fine Art degree in Sculpture Dimensional studies in 2018. She has exhibited in the US and internationally at the following institutions: the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Art Gallery, Commons Gallery, ‘Iolani Gallery, The Arts at Marks Garage, The Glass Furnace, Chrysler Museum of Art Perry Glass Studio, Portsmouth Museum, D’ Art Center, The Charles H. Taylor Art Center, Suffolk Art Gallery, Heller Gallery, The Belfry, Manifest Gallery, LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts, Turner Gallery, Gallery 1060, Switzer Gallery, CICA Museum, and the Las Laguna Gallery, in Laguna Beach California. Currently, Heckard works internationally in both the U.S. and Italy.