Wide open spaces | Ohio State Alumni Magazine
Growing up in The Netherlands, Merijn first studied at Akademie voor Beeldende Vorming, in Tilburg, where she received her BFA in Art. She then came to The Ohio State University where she received her MFA in Art. Since becoming Director of Urban Arts Space in 2017, Merijn focuses on strategic planning, strengthening university and community partner relationships in an effort to articulate, expand and diversify exhibitions and programs at the Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery. Because of her success, she has been featured in the Ohio State Alumni Magazine.
From Elizabeth Tarpy Alcalde for the Ohio State Alumni Magazine
In Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery, Merijn van der Heijden ’97 MFA sees boundless opportunities to bring together students, faculty, and community members through artistic expression and experience.