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Local Las Vegas based Artist
Defining signature, retro, dreamy, alternative realities - Las Vegas Artist Heather Hermann has carved a definitive niche into the retro realm of Las Vegas combining design influences and principles from Japan. Her work is immediately recognizable and timeless.
Heather Hermann was born in 1988 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Coming from a 7th generational family in Nevada; her fondness for Vegas's unique history and culture is absolute. Defining signature, retro, dreamy, alternative realities - Las Vegas Artist Heather Hermann has carved a definitive niche into the nostolgic realm of Las Vegas crossed over with influences and principles from Japan. Her work is immediately recognizable and timeless. Heather Hermann's focus on bringing dreams to reality with surreal fantasy worlds that are nostalgic and familiar making one feel inexplainable emotions with a false senses of nostalgia. A feeling of remembering something that never happened, or longing for a memory that isn't yours.
A place of subconscious dreams and parallel worlds dripped in retro fantasy undertones. Hermann captures the Goddess-like female spirit, mysterious sensuality and Avant Garde fantasy design, veiled within hyper decorative elements. She previously worked as a professional ballerina for over 24 years and interned with several notable ballet companies.
Working with various mediums and inspired by many different outlets, Hermann's concentration centers around Post-Modernism, Art Deco, Y2K, 80s Anime, Neon-Noir and Retro-Futuristic visuals. Her focus aligns with the conceptual ideas and techniques honed by illustration/conceptual masters such as: Yoshitaka Amano, Akihiko Yoshida, Mariko Mori, Sorayama, Takeya, Mobius, Patrick Nagel and Erte. Most of Hermann's works contains dreamy aspects exploring nostalgia reminiscent of fantasy/sci-fi video games and films of the 1970's - Y2K era. Continuing the legacy of the watercolor and gouache techniques invented by them only to carry it on into the new age of fantasy design. Progressive rock and 1980's music are also a major inspiration towards her work and are the primary driving force behind her paintings.
Illustrating for many successful companies, venues, projects, and independent clients; she has inspired innovative ideas during her Art Directional career. She has worked for major outlets such as Requiem Cafe, Meow Wolf, Velveteen Rabbit LV, Fangamer, Atlus, VIZ Media, and many more prolific clientele. Her current focus has been aligned into Art Direction, 3D Interior Design, Character Illustration, Concept Art, Immersive Environments, and Kawaii Merchandise Design. She also owns a small Forest Fantasy themed bunny brand named "Buntanical" (c) 2023 with her husband.
In tandem with illustrative ventures, Heather also works in various 3D programs to create surreal and nostalgic interior environments. Fascinated with whimsical liminal spaces, she has gained knowledge to translate these projects into physical reality to create unique spaces that feel omnipresent in an alternate timeline.
Heather's current most recent work has been encompassed by a project named REQUIEM: Coffee, Tea and Fantasy. She served as the primary Art Director consultant, world building concept artist, interior designer, sculptor and branding creator for this iconic cafe in Anaheim, CA. Requiem was created by Kristopher Irons whom also is a major fantasy enthusiast that shared a similar dream of bringing people into an immersive world they could experience daily. Together over the course of several years Hermann and Irons have collaborated on building the Requiem universe and it's aesthetics bringing joy to many people looking for a safe outlet to experience the things they love and align with.
Hermann continues to work on this activation and ontop of it's iconic interior; focuses on illustrating/concepting Requiem's diverse lore driven universe, product merchandise creation, official collaboration design decks and social media design work.