Heather J. Tait (USA)

Heather J. Tait

short bio (not more than 300 words in English)

Heather Tait became a professional artist in 1998 and soon after started her own company called Silence Speaks.

“I never intended to become an artist,” Heather says. “That was not my goal. I was a radio DJ. I was a writer. I was many things, but I was not an artist, not through my own eyes.

“After living in New York for a while, I returned to Erie, PA once more. I made a change that would have a tremendous impact on the rest of my life, I volunteered to AmeriCorps. I told the government I will go wherever my skills are needed. I was sent to Gilroy, CA. The project had unexpectedly closed and that was when my introspect truly began. I had no money and I don’t think I was supposed to at that time.

“I had bare walls, a suitcase of clothes, a few books, a few sheets of paper, a Sharpie Marker, watercolors, and a sponge that someone gave me. I taped four sheets of paper together and got out my marker and the rest is history.”

Heather J. Tait participates in

  • Violence Online Festival
  • curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne