“In my artwork and metal work, I think outside the box and often work with a graphic narrative. For my contemporary photography, I strive to capture transcendental light, abstract or graphic subjects and rhythmic textures. I write and perform poetry that speaks of feminism — and humanism — and invite the audience to savour every uncomfortable moment of it."

— 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 the past expunged."

— Rain Heron

Rain Heron is an Artist, Poet and Photographer. She is Canadian (on her father’s side) and American (on her mother’s side). Originally from Los Angeles, Rain has been living in France since 2006.

Since 1993, Rain has exhibited her mixed media artwork, art installations and metal furniture/sculpture throughout France and the United States. Rain’s aluminum and steel furniture “Signs of the Time” was exhibited at the Lois Lambert Gallery/The Gallery of Function Art at Bergamot Art Station in Los Angeles. Her furniture line was also featured at the Los Angeles County Open House of Arts and on two television shows on Home Cable USA Network TV and Ovation, the Arts TV USA Network. 

Rain also exhibited her artwork and photography over the years throughout galleries in Los Angeles and in France. Formerly, Rain was the owner and director of two contemporary art galleries on Sunset Boulevard in LA and in France. Her artwork and photography is often infused with an urban style and an eye for graphic design.

Since 2002, Rain has been exhibiting her contemporary photography worldwide. She sees and photographs the extraordinary in the ordinary. Rain captures what is often left unseen…that singular moment when light, color, shape and form all come together in a supernatural way. Rain is fascinated by light and shadows and uses her design background to achieve composition and dialogue with the viewer.

During the summer 2019, Rain set out with her camera to capture the “canicule” (heatwave in French) and her new photography series was primarily shot in Amsterdam and Paris.

From 2018-2019, Rain performed ‘Fragile Selves’ with David Batten Poet and Author of Transhumance, Storme Passage and Untergang‘Fragile Selves’ was well received by an international audience. Upcoming ‘Dark Matters’ kicks off soon, accompanied by a post-minimalist soundtrack by Max Richter.

From 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 throughout France and featured in the Brighton Fringe Festival in the UK.  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, Actor/Comedian/Author

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

In 2013, Rain co-authored a book of poetry with Hamilton Hill entitled Fragments — Sharp and Unexpected Pieces (available for sale).

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

“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

Rain Heron currently lives in Poitiers, France.

Artist. Poet. Photographer.

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MEDIA

Furniture

Aluminum, steel, wood

Art & Photography

Mixed media, photographs on layered wood or brushed steel (prints and custom mats available; please inquire)

Poetry & Spoken Word

Pen and paper — and a hot mic!

EXHIBITIONS & POETRY PERFORMANCES

2019 (coming soon!)
Poetry + post-minimalist music
“Dark Matters” – Rain Heron & David Batten
Paris, France

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

2019
Poetry performance + music
SpokenWord Paris – Rain Heron
au Chat Noir   
Paris, France

2019
Poetry slam  
“Paris Lit Up” – Rain Heron
Paris, France

2019
Poetry reading
“PIP” – Rain Heron  
Poitiers, France

2018
Poetry performance + classical 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 + DJ spectacle
“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 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, 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 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 (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