Sally Heller's art encompasses multi-material installations and the permanent works she fashions from those hand-built constructions. Her materials range from low end craft components to stainless steel. Permanent sculptures include a public sculpture installed in downtown New Orleans, funded by a 2008 Joan Mitchell grant, and a stainless steel sculpture commissioned by a private collector.
Heller's work has been exhibited at the Lawndale Art Center, Houston, the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Depauw University, Indiana, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, Montserrat College of Art, Massachusetts, Miami University,Oxford, Ohio, Ohio State University, Athens, Ohio, Kemper Fine Art, New York city, Louisiana Museum of Science and Art, Baton Rouge and Scope, Miami. Recently she had a solo show at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia.
Heller has been awarded residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Civitella Ranieri, Umbria, Italy, the Vermont Studio School, Johnson, Vermont and Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY. She holds a BS from University of Wisconsin and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.