Heather La Force

About La Force

La Force (b. 1983) is a distinguished multimedia artist specializing in ​painting ​and collage. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ​Painting from the State University of New York College at Potsdam in ​2007, followed by a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of ​Fine Arts in conjunction with Tufts University in 2012.


In her paintings, La Force employs oil on panel to craft intimately detailed ​portraits that transcend traditional flattery. Instead, her work confronts and ​challenges the idealized self-perceptions of her subjects, unveiling ​aspects of beauty that are often overlooked or under-appreciated.


Contrasting with her meticulous paintings, her collages are driven by ​humor and spontaneity, embodying playful and intuitive exploration of her ​artistic impulses. This dichotomy between the disciplined precision of her ​painting and the liberating unpredictability of her collage work creates a ​harmonious balance within her broader creative practice.


La Force continues to live and work in Massachusetts.


Simple Facebook Icon
Simple Instagram Icon
Plain Envelope Line Style
Black Official LinkedIn Logo
Shopping Cart

CV​

Heather M. La Force

Education

2012

2007

Master of Fine Arts

School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, ​Boston. In partnership with Tufts University


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

State University of New York, College at Potsdam

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023

“FRIENDS: A Conversation”, Brickbottom Gallery, ​Somerville, MA


“Art Alumni Invitational 2023”, Gibson Gallery, ​Potsdam, NY



Work

Erica

18 x 18 in, oil on Panel, 2019​

(In private collection)​


Hebb

18 x 18 in, oil on Panel, 2019

Cenedella

18 x 18 in, oil on panel

Maniacal Laughter

18 x 18 in, oil on panel, 2016-2019

Glenn

18 x 18 in oil on panel

(In Private Collection)

Goss

18 x 18 in, oil on panel

Angry Mother

24 x 24 in oil on panel

Jeffrey

36 x 36 in oil on Panel

I’m Back!

12 x 12 in, oil on panel, 2016

(in private collection)

The Healer

18 x 18 in, oil on panel

Raised From Hell Kicking and ​screaming

36 x 36 in, oil on panel,

Pasta from the Moon

Je​ffrey, 36 x 36 in oil on Panel

So​urpuss

Invisible Lady

36 x 48 in, oil on panel, 2016

It Must Be a Full Moon

36 x 36 in, oil on panel,

20 x 24 in, oil on panel, ​2012-2016

(in private co​llection)

Ta​sty

24 x 36 in, oil on panel,2016

Other Projects

Stay Tuned!

Shop

Shop

Prints $75.00

Stickers $​4.00

may 2025

Tees $25.50

Heather La Force

Lets ​collaborate

la​force@me.com

Simple Facebook Icon
Simple Instagram Icon
Plain Envelope Line Style
Black Official LinkedIn Logo
Shopping Cart