Mary Heilmann, All Tomorrow's Parties, Exhibition view, Secession 2003, Foto: Matthias Herrmann

Mary Heilmann

All Tomorrow's Parties

July 4 – September 7, 2003

Mary Heilmann’s pictures assume a special position in the genre of abstract painting. Whereas autobiographical moments often provide a starting point for her works, the reduced forms and the choice of expressive color compositions frequently cite elements of the most diverse lifestyle and design cultures from the last decades. Styles are borrowed from abstract expressionism, Pop Art and geometric painting. The spaces of personal memory that flow into Mary Heilmann’s work are alluded to with associative titles.


Mary Heilmann, born in 1940, lives and works in New York City.