Special thanks to artist Lisa Kairos for interviewing me in her Practice & Curiosity Substack newsletter. In it I talk about my work, the contours and rhythm of my practice, the benefits of my paycheck job, and I share my trick for studio doldrums. You can access the interview here https://practiceandcuriosity.substack.com/p/artist-interview-heather-cox

A sample of the hundreds of masks I sewed in the early days of the pandemic lockdown in 2020.

Special thanks to Anthony at Sheet Metal Workers Local 28 for the donation of metal nose pieces!

Portrait by Reginald Eldridge Jr
Crit Group Portrait
January 2017
I have been part of this great group of artists since 2003. We get together monthly to review each others work. While our membership has evolved over the years, the conversation is consistently thought-provoking and our pot-luck dinners are always delicious.
Public reading of On Kawara's "One Million Years"
at Dia:Beacon, May 18-19, 2013
Conceived in 1969, this work was first presented as a performance piece in 1993 at Dia Center for the Arts, with participants reading aloud dates going into the past and the future. A man and woman take turns reading a progressive series of dates, encompassing 1,000,000 years. During the time I read, we started at year 911,338 BC and got as far as we could in an hour. More information about On Kawara can be found here https://diaart.org/program/exhibitions-projects/on-kawara-one-thousand-days-one-million-years-chelsea-exhibition
Image from the dance performace "Who's Zoo"
Part of the Whitney's 2012 Biennial
Choreographer Michael Clark engaged both professional dancers and untrained volunteers (of which I was one) during his Biennial residency. We spent 2-weeks learning the pieces, which culminated with a series of public performances. It was an amazing experience. For the NY Times review click here http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/02/arts/dance/michael-clarks-whos-zoo-at-whitney-biennial-2012.html
"I will not make any more boring art"
by John Baldessari
I was part of a team that re-performed John Baldessari's "I will not make a more boring art" at the Whitney Museum's "Off the Wall" exhibition. We covered 2 large walls, floor to ceiling, with this phrase for the duration of the show. I always loved this piece. It was a treat to be a part of it.
Meeting the artist Lee Bontecou
at my show at Knoedler Project Space.
What an honor!
Photo by Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times
Here I am giving a tour to the kids in the Whitney Museum's Youth Insights program. We are discussing Claes Oldenburg's wonderful kinetic "Ice Bag - Scale C" which the Conservation Department restored. Visit the full article at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/08/arts/design/08clae.html
In the fall of 2000 I assisted in the production of wall drawings for Sol LeWitt's retrospective at the Whitney Museum. This is a picture with Sol, staff and drawing team standing on "Double Pyramid" in the sculpture court at the opening.