Barbara Heizer began her work in publishing as managing editor of the literary and art journal Grand Street, coordinating the repositioning of the acclaimed publication. Heizer later served as features director of Harper’s Bazaar, producing stories that showcased collaborations between major artists and the publication, as well as overseeing coverage on art, books, film, architecture, and celebrities.
As executive editor of ONE: Design Matters, she participated in the development of the cross-media venture featuring the world of design. Heizer co-designed the Govino ‘go anywhere’ flute, which received a Good Design award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, and an International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, As a director of Govino, she led multiple areas in the company connected to the launch of the brand worldwide.
Heizer is a contributor to many publications, including Vogue and Departures. She co-edited “Michael Heizer: Sculpture in Reverse,” published by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She was a director at the Leo Castelli Gallery.
She is currently a member of the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art.