Self Portrait | Winter 2014 | The Machine Shop Colorado Springs

Self Portrait | Winter 2014 | The Machine Shop Colorado Springs

BIO

Briget Heidmous is an artist and curator.

Briget explores the structure addressing scale as illusion.

She has shown extensively at her alma mater, Hastings College, as well as Colorado venues such as Colorado College, the Manitou Art Center and the Machine Shop, where she completed an artist residency in 2014.

Since 2012, Briget, 28, has worked at both IDEA Space @ Colorado College and GOCA @ University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is currently Assistant Curator at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. She has worked with such artists and performers as: Raven Chaconi, Postcommodity, and Basim Magdy. 

 

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STATEMENT

Art is concept in structural form. Structure is defined as the arrangement of and relationship between the parts or elements of something complex. 

I employ scale as illusion in artistic exploration of the complexities of ecological and psychological systems in concept, process, and characteristic. 

Each project is executed under strict guidelines pertaining to materials, color, and tools in emulation of ecosystems. In process I exert pressure growing, tearing, puncturing, covering, cleaving, crushing, removing, and adding material under fluctuating conditions; the work responds to these pressures like that of an evolving organism.

Process shapes structure. Structurally each work identifies ecological elements-- textures, topography, color, and other characteristics. Though the works have characteristics of abstraction each piece is the realistic depiction of alternate or undiscovered elements. 

Reflected in my work are sensuous tensions of the. Pressure. Energy. Growth. Pain. Pleasure. Desire. 


Awards

Burren College of Art: Artist in Residence, 2018
www.burrencollege.ie

Tyler School of Art at Temple University: Summer Painting/Sculpture Intensive, 2017
Merit Scholarship

The Machine Shop: Artist in Residence, 2014
www.jointhemachine.com

Hastings College Irish Fellowship, 2010


Exhibitions

Colorado College Art Department Faculty + Staff Show | 802, C. S. CO. 2017

ETC... | New Boone, Philadelphia PA, 2017

Topological Defects | Examined, Kreuser Gallery, C. S. CO. 2017

Topological Defects: An Installation in Progress | Colorado College, C. S. CO. 2016

Microcosm Macrocosm | Manitou Art Center, Manitou, CO. 2015

Intergalactic Micro Ecosystems | The Machine Shop, C. S. CP. 2014

Small Works Show 7, The Modbo, C. S. CO.  2014

The Art of Conservation in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado College, C. S. CO. 2014

Gods and Monsters, Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO. 2013

Uninhibited, Hastings College Senior Thesis, Hastings NE. 2012

Hastings College Junior Thesis Group Exhibition, Graham Gallery, Hastings, NE. 2011


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