Hollis Heichemer was born in Binghamton, New York. She has exhibited throughout the United States including New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco, as well as Internationally in Italy and Ireland.
Heichemer has been the recipient of various awards including The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grand, and Fellowships at The Vermont Studio Center and Artist in Rural Ireland Foundation. Her exhibits have been written about in publications such as Hyperallergic and Fine Art Connoisseur. Heichemer divides her studio time between New Hampshire and Philadelphia.