Heather Bursch received an MFA from CalArts and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009. In 2010/11 she was a fellow at the Whitney Independent Study Program. She is the recipient of a NYFA Fellowship in Digital and Electronic Arts (2014), Experimental Television Center Grant (2011), and a CCI Investing in Artists Grant (2010). She is a MacDowell Fellow.