READart is an independent platform for contemporary art and culture. Founded in 2013 by Brooklyn-based writer and curator Heather Zises, READart collaborates with companies and nonprofit organizations on various art initiatives. Projects include curation + exhibition development, web content development + management, social media + marketing strategy, artist workshops and specialized art tours. 

Through READart, Heather’s essays, reviews, and interviews have been published in books, magazines and exhibition catalogues, including Whitehot, Fjords Review, PREGAME and The Excellent People.

In February 2017, Heather organized FemiNest, an all women’s exhibition at Equity Gallery which was listed by artnet News as the number one feminist exhibition to see during Women’s History Month. Currently, Heather is completing her first book, 50 Contemporary Women Artists, which will be published by Schiffer Publishing in Winter 2018.

With an extensive background at Pace and Phillips, Heather has served as a curatorial juror for various organizations such as UrbanGlass and apexart, and has conducted curatorial critiques at project spaces like Kunstraum and Brooklyn Art Cluster. Heather sits on the Advisory Board for Kentler International Drawing Space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and is also on the Board of Directors for The Nouveau Classical Project, a contemporary classical music ensemble and production hub where music intersects with fashion and art.

Raised in Boston as a ballerina, Heather has a BA in English and Dance from Cornell University, and an MA in Art History and Connoisseurship from Christie’s Education.