Heather M. O’Brien is an artist and film-maker based in Beirut, Lebanon. Her work explores how capitalist desire and militaristic legacy construct our ideas about home. In working with photographs, film, video and writing, her projects seek to build encounters around the illusion of accurate memory, familial archives and the fallacies of the American Dream.
O’Brien’s work has been exhibited in venues across the United States including The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, The International Center of Photography, Parsons/The New School, The Photographic Center Northwest, The Bronx River Art Center, Baxter St., Purchase College at SUNY and The Center for Photography at Woodstock. Her projects have been featured in a variety of publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books and Conveyor Magazine. O’Brien received an MFA from CalArts and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts and Art History at The American University of Beirut in Lebanon.