Heather La Force
La Force attended the State University of New York College at Potsdam where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting 2007. She then continued her education at School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University where she earned her MFA in 2012. Her work draws on both her fear and fascination with the aging process. In response, she implements humor as a coping mechanism in her work. La Force’s work has focused predominantly on her non-traditional portrayal of older men. Those whom she paints are friends and family, which further intensifies this dichotomy between fascination and terror. La Force continues to live and work in Cambridge, MA.