Hollis Heichemer has been awarded residencies at The Artist In Rural Ireland Foundation, in Ballycastle, Co Mayo Ireland and the International Academy, Dolomite Academy, Toblach - Dobbiaco, Italy, amongst others. The artist has participated in group exhibitions nationwide and internationally. Heichemer's ink and oil paintings on mylar are an "investigation into the edge of where reality and imagination are blurred and where tragedy and beauty are interconnected. I find an expression of this blurred line can be explored through an association with the time of day when night is falling, when the sudden darkness is at once confusing and threatening. Through painting, I am creating a space where one senses, experiences something which then alters our relationship within that moment."