Heather D. Freeman (b. 1974) is Professor of Art (Digital Media) in the Department of Art & Art History at UNC Charlotte. She holds an MFA in Studio Art from Rutgers University (2000) and a BA in Fine Art and German Studies from Oberlin College (1997). She is also Director of D+ARTS, the College of Arts + Architecture’s Digital Arts Center and teaches introductory through advanced courses in Digital Media, all of which address time-based imagery and sound, including interactive content.
Freeman's artworks in print, animation, film, and mobile apps and podcasting combine traditional and digital technologies, weaving together the symbolic forms of science, mythology, and popular culture. Her animations have screened internationally and won numerous awards, while her prints and mixed-media works have appeared in group and solo exhibitions across the United States. She has always been interested in the language and symbolic forms of science and where these intersect with mythic, religious, and popular iconographies.