Heather D. Freeman (b. 1974) is Professor of Art in Digital Media in the Department of Art & Art History at 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 former Director of D+ARTS, the College of Arts + Architecture’s Digital Arts Center and acting director of Charlotte Night Owl Interactive, a games and XR cooperative housed in the college.
Freeman's artworks in print, animation, film, mobile and desktop apps, and podcasting combine traditional and digital technologies, weaving together the symbolic forms of science, magic, 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.