“I conspire to deconstruct the American dream and the feminine principle of the happily-ever after. As was once said about Ingmar Bergman, I am not interested in saving souls but in baring them."

— Rain Heron

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“I am unafraid to take audiences to dark and damaged places of the human soul, a place where their sins can be purged and mistakes of their past expunged."

— Rain Heron

Rain Heron is an Artist, Poet and Photographer, or as she likes to put it, she’s an APP.

In 2018-2019, Rain partnered with David Batten Poet and Author of Transhumance, Storme Passage and Untergang and created poetry events including ‘Fragile Selves’ (well received by an international audience) and upcoming ‘Dark Matters’ (kicking off in Paris) accompanied by eclectic music.

In 2016-2018, Rain performed Spoken Word “performance poetry” with Poet Nav Vilain in 2 Voices’ and 2 Voices + 1 Sound’ with DJ “Tof” Matgorski.  2 Voices + 1 Sound’ toured France and featured in the Brighton Fringe Festival in the UK. Rain and Nav pounded out there original poems in tandem, accompanied by ambient music with abstract light projections. 2 Voices + 1 Sound’ received a favorable review in Broadway Baby. “The show is music for the ears with a thought provoking message.” (Richard Belzer)

BBC Reporter described Heron’s poetry as “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).

Rain’s poetry has also been described as “Poetry that invokes and examines the human heart; unflinching, brutal honesty that cuts to the core” (Sheila Sawhny) and “Rain Heron has a feel for language, rhythm, internal rhyme, assonance and alliteration that comes naturally to her poetry” (David Batten).

Rain’s sculpture, furniture, mixed media artwork and photography have been exhibited throughout the United States and France. Her artwork has been featured in LA County Arts Open House, Home Cable Network TV and Ovation, the Arts Network. Rain’s live poetry performances featured on Broadway Baby, Juice Brighton and France 3 TV.

Rain co-authored a poetry collection entitled Fragments — Sharp and Unexpected Pieces written with Author and Poet, Hamilton Hill (available on Amazon or Lulu). “A refreshing and honest read that perfectly juxtaposes Hill and Heron’s voices to create a dialogue between the two authors’ poems” (Taylor Field).

Rain is cooking up a cookbook, penning a book of short stories/poems and a daring subversive collection of poetry. She is a triple negative breast cancer survivor and lives in Poitiers, France.

Artist. Poet. Photographer.

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MEDIA

Furniture

Aluminum, steel, wood

Art / Photography

Mixed media, photographs on Plexiglass, steel, wood, or high resolution photograph in glass with mat and frame. 

Poetry

Pen and paper — and a hot mic!

EXHIBITIONS & POETRY PERFORMANCES

2019 (coming soon!)
“Dark Selves”  Rain Heron & David Batten
Berkeley Books of Paris
Paris, France

2018
Spoken Word
“Straight UP” Rain Heron 
Chat Noir
Paris, France

2018
Poetry Performance with ambient music
“Fragile Selves”  Rain Heron & David Batten
 Entraygues-sur-Truyère, France

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

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

2016 – 2014
Art Exhibitions (furniture, photography, mixed media)
H2O art café music
Entraygues-sur-Truyère, France

2007 – 2005
Art Exhibitions (photography)
Ocean Art
Central Coast, California, USA

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

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

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

2002 – 1999
Art Exhibition (furniture, photography, mixed media)
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 Silent Auction
Beverly Hills, California, USA

Art Exhibition (furniture, photography)
Silver Lake Film 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 (furniture, sculpture, mixed media)
Venice Art Walk
Venice, California, USA

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

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

1998
Art Exhibition (furniture, sculpture, mixed media)
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
Art Exhibition (sculpture, mixed media)
Studio Sienna
West Hollywood, California, USA

1994
Art Exhibition (sculpture, mixed media)
Studio Sienna
West Hollywood, California, USA

1993
Art Exhibition (sculpture, mixed media)
Bureau of Arts and Culture
Los Angeles, California, USA

1992
Art Exhibition (sculpture, mixed media)
Orbetello
Los Angeles, California, USA

AFFILIATIONS / EDUCATION

Member, Maison de la Poésie de Poitiers

College of Design
Santa Monica, California, USA

IIDA, IDF, Green Symposium, Historic Homes Society