Contemporary Native Art to Russia

This website shows the art and artists involved in the June-July 2012 Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Art and the September-October 2012 Novosibirsk State Museum of Art biennial.

Heidi Brandow

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.

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Heidi Brandow, Tranquility 1, monotype, 2011

Heidi Brandow, Tranquility 2, monotype, 2011

Heidi Brandow, Tranquility 3, monoprint, 2011