Born in 1981
BFA, Business & Entrepreneurship Certificate, 2012, Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Currently a BFA student at Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Heidi K. Brandow is a painter and illustrator whose work is commonly filled with whimsical characters and monsters that are often combined with words of poetry, stories and personal reflections. Hailing from a long line of Native Hawaiian singers, musicians and dancers on her mother’s side and Dinéh storytellers and medicine people on her father’s side, she finds that her pursuit of an artistic career came natural.
Drawing her inspiration from everyday life, Heidi has actively explored issues of immigration, cultural identity and sustainability through her art. She is also examining and personally redefining commonly accepted definitions of “Native Art” through her work. The mother of two young boys, Heidi has earned a Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM and continues her studies there in pursuit of a BFA in Studio Arts with a minor in New Media Arts.
For more information, go to http://hkbstudio.com/