Hourly field notes, 10 October, Dakesawa, 2012, ink on cotton, 7 sections, each 16 mm x 1 mm

Helen Mirra

Helen Mirra was born in Rochester, New York in 1970 and lives in Muir Beach, California. A fifteen year survey (1996-2010) of her work was presented at Culturgest in Lisbon, Portugal in 2014. Solo exhibitions include Hourly Directional at Radcliffe Center for Advanced Study and with Ernst Karel at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (both Cambridge MA); and gehend (Field Recordings 1-3), which was held at three venues: Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, and Bonner Kunstverein. Other solo institutional exhibitions include The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and the Berkeley Art Museum. In 2015 she participated in the Havana Biennial with a month-long walking project. She has also participated in the 50th Venice Biennial (2003) and the 30th São Paulo Biennial (2012). Recent publications are the book gehend (argobooks, 2013), the three-ring binder Edge Habitat Materials (Whitewalls, 2014), the CD Maps of Parallels 41 N and 49 N with Ernst Karel (Shhpuma, 2014), and the LP Kwangsi-Quail with Fred Frith (Shhpuma, 2015). Mirra has been awarded various fellowships and residencies, including the DAAD in Berlin, OCA in Oslo, and IASPIS in Stockholm.

Hourly field notes, 10 October, Dakesawa, 2012, detail

Installation view "Helen Mirra - Allyson Strafella", Galerie Nordenhake Berlin 2016

Grayish green, rhubarb-dyed blue-green, yellow-green, lichen-dyed light brown, 2015, linen and wool on linen, 70 x 39.5 cm

Medium saxon blue, dark blue, 2015, linen and wool on linen, 91 x 43 cm

Installation view "Helen Mirra", Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm 2015

Waulked Triangle, 2015, undyed wool from two black sheep, strand of wool dyed with hydnellum caeruleum, cork, cedar, 74 x 86 cm

Installation view "Helen Mirra", Galerie Nordenhake Stockholm 2015

Walking comma, 02 October, Cortina, 2013, black and white photograph and text, framed, 28 x 43 cm

Hourly directional field recordings, Monte Orlando, 6 May, 2011, oil on linen, 155 x 155 cm

Hourly directional field recordings, Gravagna, 11 May 2011, oil on linen, 155 x 155 cm

Metamorphosed, 2007, cotton (shirts), serpentinite rock with hematite, casein-painted magnesite and chlorite, 10 x 23 x 30 cm

Salix lapponum & Salix lapponum (Downy willow & Cat´s paw), (Quarry), 2007, 29,5 x 48,5 x 4,2cm

Installation view "Helen Mirra - Edge Habitat", Culturgest, Lisbon 2014 (exhibition), Sidewalk cover, 1998