"She saw my past in my future, she saw the tears in my laugh..." (poem detail, 'Fortune Teller')

— Rain Heron

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Born in Los Angeles, California, Rain Heron is an Artist, Photographer, Poet. Rain is Canadian/American with Scottish and French heritage who now resides in France. Rain attended art/design school in California and apprenticed for designers including Joe Ruggerio of HGTV. She owned and operated an interior design company “Rain Interiors” in Venice, California. Later, Rain’s interior design company morphed into an art career after she created a line of metal furniture.

Inspired by the roots of her Grandfather (a welder and auto mechanic) and her Father (street superintendent), Rain loved the elements of metal and learned to weld. Her furniture line “Signs of the Time” was exhibited at the Pacific Design Center and in art galleries throughout Los Angeles. Her furniture “Signs of the Time” was featured on TV shows Home Cable USA Network and Ovation, the Arts Network.

Also after her Dad gifted her his old Argus camera and assisting two professional photographers while attending art school, Rain began her own photography style, often in the blur style.

Rain served a Co-owner and Director of two art contemporary galleries, Rain Heron on Sunset Boulevard in the United States and H2O in France. The galleries exhibited both established and up-and-coming international artists.

From 2016 to 2019, Rain collaborated on poetry performances with Nav Vilain, DJ Matgorski and David Batten entitled “2 VOICES + 1 SOUND, “2 VOICES” and “Fragile Selves”. Poetry events were accompanied by an eclectic playlist from artists such as Moondog and Nicolas Jaar. Rain co-wrote a book of poetry in 2013 with Hamilton Hill Fragments — Sharp and Unexpected Pieces, and currently, she’s writing two new solo collections of poetry.

From 2019 to 2020, Rain exhibited photography and collage work in France including one solo show in March 2020 (just prior to the COVID-19 outbreak)  coincidentally called “Masquerade”.

Rain lives in Poitiers, France, where she continues to follow her imagination wherever it may lead her.

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 S., 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, Writer/Poet, 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 UK/US

“Fragments is a poetry collection that invokes and examines the human heart. Unflinching, brutal honesty that cuts to the bone.” — Sheila Sawhny Giammarco, Screenwriter/Actor

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