Photography Brown Bag Talk: Heidi Kirkpatrick

April 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Every third Wednesday of the month at noon, photography enthusiasts gather at the Museum to hear talks by regional photographers, gallerists, historians, curators, and collectors.

While presenting several bodies of work Heidi will speak about the ups and downs of living a creative life, how her life events shape the work she makes, and the joy of teaching.

Heidi Kirkpatrick is a fine art photographer and educator based in Portland, Oregon.

Throughout Kirkpatrick’s career her work has explored the female figure, family narratives and contemporary issues of being a woman. Kirkpatrick combines film positives with found objects such as vintage children’s blocks, books, mahjong tiles, and tins, to create intimate photo-based objects that explore themes of family, history, love and loss. During the Oregon summers, Heidi makes cyanotypes in her backyard studio that address similar issues. Kirkpatrick creates unique cyanotype works with vintage clothing and linens using personal possessions and specimens from her garden.

Kirkpatrick has exhibited widely over the last twenty years and her work is held in numerous private and public collections including The Fox Talbot Museum, Wiltshire, United Kingdom; The Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; OHSU Corporate Collection, Portland, Oregon. Heidi was selected for the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, and was recognized with the solo show award in 2012. Heidi’s work was also selected for LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards Top 50 in 2014.

Kirkpatrick is represented by G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington and Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, Florida.

Free to the public.

Sponsored by the Museum’s Photography Council. Major support provided by Pro Photo Supply.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Heidi Kirkpatrick, When Time Stands Still
Heidi Kirkpatrick, When Time Stands Still, silver gelatin photograph housed in vintage clock.