Senior Spotlight: Heather Holten

Posted on June 7th, 2022 by

Heather Holten is a Studio Art major from Los Angeles, California. In the future, she plans to pursue face and body piercing. Professor Lower had the following to add about Holten: “With COVID blanketing our student body over the past couple years students were faced with increased anxiety and isolation. Heather met these challenges utilizing her art to process significant changes in her worldview. She found new skills to start reframing her vision of the future.”

We asked Heather some questions about her time at Gustavus and plans for the future.

What will you miss most about art at Gustavus?
HH: “Every single amazing person involved in the department!”

What’s a favorite memory you have from studying art at Gustavus?
HH: “The seniors’ amazing ability at naming our exhibitions. We are literally so funny.”

How have you grown in your time Gustavus?
HH: “Definitely! My art sure has!”

What’s one piece of advice you’d give high school students considering Gustavus?
HH: “Join the art department!! (We could really use the people!!)”


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