Heidi Lewis Coleman’s artwork reflects an ongoing exploration into the aesthetics of using language in art. The artist creates mixed media pieces that incorporate her own stylized abstract writing.
For many years, Coleman developed variations of her abstract languages which she incorporated into symmetrical designs that were printed on Asian kozo tissue and applied onto stretched canvas. This pursuit evolved into steel and plywood sculpture, as well as mixed media collage.
These new approaches have allowed Coleman to infuse what she’s learned about color, symmetry and composition into artwork that is asymmetrical, less formally designed and more expressive. Though very different, these bodies of work relate to and inform one another, providing a rich and diverse interpretation of a pursuit that explores different techniques and media.
Coleman studied art at Parsons and the New York School of Design, where she graduated with highest honors. Her artwork has been included in several private collections. She is a juried member of the National Association of Women Artists, the Women’s Caucus for Art and the Silvermine Guild of Artists. Coleman is an award winning artist who has exhibited widely in galleries and museums across the country, including the Mattatuck Museum, the Hammond Museum and the Katonah Museum of Art.