Heidi von Bergen, November 27, 2023 (video)


Heidi von Bergen, November 27, 2023 (video)
Heidi von Bergen
Micaela Wallace
Artists Residencies
Clinton, NY
Sculpture Space
Heidi von Bergen is a painter, musician, and registered nurse currently living in Clinton, NY with her husband of 55 years, John von Bergen. Heidi von Bergen was born in Shanghai, China in 1945. She moved at an early age to Canada where she remained until travelling to Bennington, VT to attend college for music. Von Bergen ultimately changed her major to art with a minor in psychology. Upon graduating, Heidi von Bergen moved to New York City where she met her husband. After moving to Clinton, NY in February 1968, they had one child, Erika. They have resided in their current home in Clinton, NY for forty years and have an extensive estate with a guest house, foundry, and numerous sculptures crafted by John von Bergen.

Heidi von Bergen has sold and exhibited art for decades, including a piece currently on display (at the time of the interview) at the 4 Element Studio in Utica, NY. Von Bergen has pulled inspiration from artists such as Cezanne and works such as Claude Monet’s Water Lilies. Von Bergen was taught by the great art teachers and mentors at Bennington College: Ralph Humphrey, Isaac Witkin, Anthony Caro, Jules Olitski and Paul Feeley.

In her video interview, von Bergen touches on moving to Clinton, NY, the organization Sculpture Space, and meeting her husband. Heidi von Bergen is married to John von Bergen, one of the founders of Sculpture Space. John von Bergen was sitting-in during the interview and can occasionally be heard speaking or shifting his chair.
Time Summary
Track 1, 2:54 - Sculpture Space Artist Residencies
Track 1, 4:45 - Future of Sculpture Space
Track 1, 5:26 - Moving from New York City
Track 1, 7:54 - Meeting John von Bergen
Micaela Wallace
Cooperstown Graduate Program, State University of New York at Oneonta
Sculpture Space, Utica, NY