Artist in mixed media, born and lived in London. He gained a degree in philosophy from King’s College, 1983–6. Heath’s exhibitions included Young British Artists VI at Saatchi Gallery, 1996, which included work centered around a cast of his brother’s face. By the time of the exhibition this intricate pursuit had produced 198 drawings, with more of the series to come. He was a prizewinner at John Moores Liverpool Exhibition, 1997–8. In 1999 Heath was a NatWest Art Prize finalist, exhibiting paintings based on ink drawings made without looking at the object being represented. Blindfolded, he drew only what he could feel. Solo exhibitions included Hales Gallery, 1998, Leeds City Art Gallery, 1999; Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, 2000, as artist-in-residence; and a six-year retrospective at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2002, to celebrate his recent artist fellowship appointment there and at Christ’s College.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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