Born in Hawaii, USA in 1973, Heather F. Wetzel is a transdisciplinary artist working with an emphasis on historic photographic processes, book arts, hand papermaking, and installation. She creates work grounded in contemplation of life in the 21st Century. While examining current social concerns, she employs a variety of materials and methods, seamlessly integrating current technology as concepts dictate. She is equally concerned with the object, alternative methods of display, and with how materials, technique, and craftsmanship support concept and content. Her interests in these processes and materials all contribute to her interest in art as object.
She is currently Assistant Professor, Head of BFA & MFA programs at Memphis College of Art in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2011-2012, she was the Post MFA Fergus Fellow in Photography at The Ohio State University. She earned her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from the Visual Studies Workshop, State University of New York College at Brockport, her Master of Arts & Humanities from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, and completed the Book Arts and Technology Graduate Certificate at the University of Iowa Center for the Book.