"When I was a child, I spied images of human faces and animal shapes on my Granny's cabin walls and I began drawing them. Soon I had an entire sketchbook of "friends"...

— Rain Heron

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Rain Heron, an Artist, Photographer and Poet, is Canadian on her father’s side and American on her mother’s side. Born in Los Angeles, Rain attended art and design school in Santa Monica, California, Her interior design company in Venice, California, Rain Interiors, morphed into an art career by sheer accident (she swears it was not her fault).

Inspired by the roots of her grandfather (a welder and auto mechanic) and her father (a street paving superintendent), Rain learned to weld and her furniture made of street signs was exhibited at the Pacific Design Center and at galleries throughout Los Angeles. Her furniture “Signs of the Time” featured on TV shows Home Cable USA Network and Ovation, the Arts Network.

In addition to furniture, Rain has created metal sculpture and custom hardware, mixed media techniques and art installations. Also after working for professional photographers, Rain began honing in on her own unique photography style.

Formerly co-owner and director of two contemporary art galleries, Rain Heron Gallery was located on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles and H2O in rural France, where she exhibited her work as well as known artists and newbies.

Writing poetry since the tender age of 13, Rain collaborated on poetry events with music including “2 VOICES + 1 SOUND, “2 VOICES” and “Fragile Selves”. Rain performs her original poetry accompanied by eclectic music from Moondog to Nicolas Jaar. Rain is also co-author with Hamilton Hill of a collection of poetry entitled Fragments — Sharp and Unexpected Pieces (available for sale via link).

Currently, Rain is deeply gazing through her camera lens while traveling throughout Europe. Her photography has been exhibited in Los Angeles and at Les Archives in Poitiers, France.

Rain is also penning additional books of poetry and launching a sequel poetry reading with David Batten entitled “Dark Matter”, accompanied by a soundtrack by post-minimalist composer Max Richter.

ART/PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEWS:
“I want to thank you again and explain that the angels wings enlight my working days. It is a constant delight vision.”
— Doctor M., France 2020

“Je trouve son travail moderne et subtil, j’ aime la méthode et les matériaux et ses oeuvres sont vivantes. Je pense qu’ il y a une part de Rain dans chaque représentation, chaque tableau, ça raconte quelque chose, comme une poésie.” — Laurence T., Belgium, 2019

“I love my new place and I love your art.” — Philippe B., France, 2019

“Rain’s artwork hangs in my bedroom and greets me when I wake up in the morning. It’s one of the few essential objects in my life.” — The Reverend Shawn Amos, USA, 2019

POETRY REVIEWS:
“The show is music for the ears with a thought provoking message.”  — Richard Belzer, Actor/Comedian/Author, 2019

“Very professional, both good speaking voices. Beautifully staged and filmed, music spot on.”  — David Batten, Poet/Author, 2018

BOOK REVIEWS:
 “FRAGMENTS is an extraordinary collection…Ingmar Bergman would have loved this work, particularly after a few beers with Charles Bukowski.” — Richard Goldstone, Writer/Producer

“A poetic smorgasbord of imagination, humour and rock ‘n’ roll, fusing so many influences from Larkin to Heaney, creating something amazingly fresh and Zeitgeist.” — Spencer McCarthy BBC

“A refreshing and honest read that perfectly juxtaposes Hill and Heron’s voices to create a meaningful dialogue between the two.” — Taylor Fields, Travel Writer

Artist / Photographer / Poet.

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MEDIA

Furniture

Aluminum, steel, wood

Art & Photography

Mixed media, color photographs on high quality paper, brushed steel or wood  

Poetry & Spoken Word

Pen and paper — and a hot mic!

EXHIBITIONS & POETRY PERFORMANCES

2020
Art Exhibition (solo show)
“Masquerade” (new collages & masks)
Poitiers, France

2019
Photography Expo (solo show)
“Les photos abstraites de Poitiers”
Poitiers, France

2019
Poetry Reading
Poetry + Cocktails – Rain Heron
Labyrinth  
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2019
Poetry Performance
SpokenWord Paris – Rain Heron
au Chat Noir   
Paris, France

2019
Poetry Slam  
“Paris Lit Up”  
Paris, France

2019
Poetry Reading
“PIP”   
Poitiers, France

2018
Poetry Event (poetry + music)
“Fragile Selves” – Rain Heron & David Batten
 Entraygues-sur-Truyère, France

2018
Poetry Performance (poetry + music)
“2 VOICES” – Rain Heron & Nav Vilain
Entraygues-sur-Truyère, France

2018 – 2016
Poetry Performance + DJ
“2 VOICES + 1 SOUND”  Rain Heron, Nav Vilain & DJ “Tof” Matgorski
Rodez, Montrozier, Montpellier, Sete, Entraygues-sur-Truyère, France
Fringe Festival, Brighton UK

2016 – 2014
Art Exhibitions (art installation, furniture, mixed media, photography)
H2O galerie d’art
Entraygues-sur-Truyère, France

2010 – 2005
Art Exhibitions (photography)
Ocean Art
Central Coast, California, USA

2004
Art Exhibition (mixed media)
Bogart Cancer Research Auction
Beverly Hills, California, USA

2003
Art Exhibition (furniture, sculpture)
Art Crawl
Los Angeles, California, USA

Art Exhibition (photography)
Bogart Cancer Research Auction
Beverly Hills, California, USA

2002 – 1999
Art Exhibition (furniture, mixed media, photography)
Rain Heron Gallery
Los Angeles, California, USA

2002
Art Exhibition (furniture, sculpture)
Art Crawl
Los Angeles, California, USA

Art Exhibition (mixed media)
Bogart Cancer Research Auction
Beverly Hills, California, USA

Art Exhibition (furniture, photography)
Silver Lake Festival
Los Angeles, California, USA

2001
Art Exhibition (furniture)
Venice Art Walk
Venice, California, USA

Art Exhibition (furniture)
Los Angeles County Open House of Arts
Los Angeles, California, USA

2000
Art Exhibition (sculpture, mixed media)
Venice Art Walk
Venice, California, USA

Art Exhibition (sculpture, mixed media)
Orbetello
Los Angeles, California, USA

1999
Art Exhibition (furniture, mixed media)
Venice Art Walk
Venice, California, USA

1999 – 1995
Art Exhibitions (furniture)
Lois Lambert Gallery/The Gallery of Functional Art
Santa Monica, California, USA

1998
Art Exhibition (furniture, mixed media, sculpture)
Venice Art Walk
Venice, California, USA

1997
Art Exhibition (furniture)
Chrome
Los Angeles, California, USA

1996
Art Exhibition (furniture, mixed media)
BOVA Gallery
Los Angeles, California, USA

1995-1994
Art Exhibition (sculpture, mixed media)
Bureau of Arts and Culture
Los Angeles, California, USA

1993
Art Exhibition (art installation, furniture, photography)
Studio Sienna
West Hollywood, California, USA

AFFILIATIONS / EDUCATION

Member, Maison de la Poésie de Poitiers

College of Design
Santa Monica, California, USA

IIDA, IDF, DLF, Green Symposium, Historic Homes Society