Heidi Brueckner is the Traditional Artist Spotlight winning artist for the month of July 2021. She is an award-winning artist based Oakland, California, USA.
Heidi's Solo Art Exhibition will be featured on the website for the month of July 2021. The gallery will promote Heidi and her work on the Fusion Art website, individual online press releases to hundreds of outlets, email blasts to over 6,000+ buyers, collectors, galleries and art professionals, in online event calendars, art news websites and through the gallery’s extensive social media outlets. Fusion Art's objective is to promote the Artist Spotlight winning artists, worldwide, to art professionals, gallerists, collectors and buyers.
Please read Heidi's Artist Biography and Artist Statement below as she describes her history and inspiration in her own words. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see her exhibition.
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Thank you to all the artists who participated in the Artist Spotlight competition and congratulations to Heidi and the other Artist Spotlight winning artists.
Heidi Brueckner is a Professor of Art at West Valley College in Saratoga, California where she has taught painting, drawing, and design for over 20 years. A native Californian, Brueckner studied at the University of Heidelberg and the Goethe Institute in Germany in the late 1980s. During this pivotal year, she was able to visit the major museums of Europe and found herself heavily influenced artistically by 20th century German art.
Brueckner received a BA in Fine Art and a BA in Art History from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1991. She received an MFA in Painting from University of Kansas in 1997. Professor Brueckner’s work has been shown at museums, galleries, colleges, and in publications nationally and internationally. She has received several awards and scholarships for her work.
In 2018, she published the book “Monsterbet”, a series of 26 oil, acrylic, and mixed media paintings based on the format of children’s alphabet rhymes. The book is available for purchase at Etsy, Amazon, and at her website heidibrueckner.com.
Most recently, she was awarded 1st Place in the international Italian art competition, Prisma Art Prize. Upcoming 2021-22 solo exhibitions include GearBox Gallery in Oakland, California, Art Show International online, and Buckham Gallery in Flint, Michigan. She currently lives and makes art in Oakland, California.
People are in interested in people, whether it is because of their personality traits, actions, or outward appearance. My work is inspired by this curiosity. I use both archetypes and portraiture as a way to study human nature.
My portraits evoke intimate and individualistic narratives, and often include a layer of social commentary. Since the pandemic, I have worked solely on the theme because time with friends and loved ones is precious or limited and the calling to capture them has been strong. It has also become important to include people I have met through traveling in this series. The work has enabled me to think intensely about people. The process has also been a different way of spending time with, or “seeing”, people and has been quite rewarding and personally important.
I revel in playing with symbolism, mixed media, heavy texture; bright, invented color; elaborate patterning; exaggerated space; and distortion in order to enhance visual activity and conceptual impact.
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