"Ingmar Bergman would love this work, particularly after a few beers with Charles Bukowski. I enjoyed it tremendously and savored every moment of uncomfortable recognition."

— Richard Goldstone, Writer / Producer

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“I aspire to deconstruct the American dream and the feminine principle of the happily-ever after. As was once said about Ingmar Bergman, I am interested not in saving souls, but in baring them. My poetry is described as sharp, sardonic and unflinching with a rock 'n' roll attitude. For my photography, I aspire to capture the alchemy of light and an extraordinary moment in time. For my artwork, I am fascinated by textures, materials and bold graphics. I attempt to bring to life that which is not easily seen."

— Rain Heron

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

In 2016-18, Rain’s two-woman live poetry performance “2 VOICES ” and “2 VOICES + 1 SOUND” with fellow poet, Nav Vilain has toured throughout France and in the UK including the 2018 Brighton Fringe Festival.  The show is comprised of original poems performed questioning “the-happily-ever-after”.  Rain Heron delivers her thought-provoking original poetry with a devil-may-care attitude while Nav Vilain’s performance is raw and courageous. “2 VOICES + 1 SOUND” features music by French DJ “Tof” Matgorski and received a solid review by Broadway Baby.

Rain Heron is a poet of human desire whose writings are full of transcendent humanity as she explores nagging questions about life and death.  She has no qualms with both difficult and divisive material, which is her work’s strength. Rain’s poetry is described as “Fresh”, “Unflinching”, “Razor Sharp”, “A poetic smorgasbord of imagination, humour and rock ‘n’ roll”, “Fusing so many influences from Larkin to Heaney”. 

Currently, Rain is on tour with “2 VOICES + 1 SOUND” and she is spawning “More Voices”, to keep the flame, share the stage and keep her chops chopping.

In 2013, Rain co-authored a collection of poetry “Fragments — Sharp and Unexpected Pieces” with author and sage, Hamilton Hill.  Heron is working on a book of short stories and poems “Heart On” and a more daring, subversive poetry collection entitled “Dangerous Curves Ahead”, where as she puts it, “sins can be purged and mistakes of the past expunged”.  Yipee!

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

Rain lives in France and continues to follow her imagination — wherever it may lead her.

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 mike

EXHIBITIONS

2016 – 2014
H2O art café music
Entraygues-sur-Truyère, France

2007 – 2005
Ocean Art
Central Coast, California, USA

2004
Bogart Cancer Research Silent Auction
Beverly Hills, California, USA

2003
Art Crawl
Los Angeles, California, USA

Bogart Cancer Research Silent Auction
Beverly Hills, California, USA

2002 – 1999
Rain Heron Gallery
Los Angeles, California, USA

2002
Art Crawl
Los Angeles, California, USA

Bogart Cancer Research Silent Auction
Beverly Hills, California, USA

Silver Lake Film Festival
Los Angeles, California, USA

2001
Venice Art Walk
Venice, California, USA

Los Angeles County Open House of Arts
Los Angeles, California, USA

2000
Venice Art Walk
Venice, California, USA

1999
Venice Art Walk
Venice, California, USA

1999 – 1995
The Gallery of Functional Art
Santa Monica, California, USA

1998
Venice Art Walk
Venice, California, USA

1997
Chrome
Los Angeles, California, USA

1996
BOVA Gallery
Los Angeles, California, USA

1995
Studio Sienna
West Hollywood, California, USA

1994
Studio Sienna
West Hollywood, California, USA

1993
Bureau of Arts and Culture
Los Angeles, California, USA

1992
Orbetello
Los Angeles, California, USA

AFFILIATIONS / EDUCATION

College of Design
Santa Monica, California, USA

IIDA, IDF, Green Symposium, Historic Homes Society