Heidi Brueckner : Selected Works
Presented works span several years of the artist’s practice from allegorical figurative works, to abstraction and mixed media collage, to more recent portraits. Typical of all of Heidi Brueckner's work is heavy use of acidic colors, symbolism, and pattern referencing art and culture from around the world. Thematically the works cover topics such as social commentary about morality and cultural norms, to the more free-associative, to individualistic narratives that explore personage through self-presentation, facial expressions, and gesture.
Heidi Brueckner has been a professor of Art at West Valley College in Saratoga, California for over 20 years. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with degrees in both Art and Art History. She earned an MFA in Painting from University of Kansas. During the past few years she has published a book of her painting series entitled Monsterbet, and has shown her work widely nationally and internationally in over 100 solo and group shows. During 2020-21 she won 9 Best of Show awards and acknowledgements including Italy’s International Prisma Art Prize and the Faber Birren Color Award. Brueckner lives and works in Oakland, California.