Heidi Wiren Bartlett is a witch. She was born and raised on the Great Plains. Through her hybrid practice she creates installations, sculptures, and ritual performances concerned with the portrayal, oppression, and subversive existence of women and Nature today. As a white woman who was raised by a lesbian, she feels obligated to confront racial and misogynistic injustice. She sees her body as an object of vulnerability and power; she sees Nature and its processes the same way.
Heidi received her BFA from Concordia University in Seward, NE and her MA & MFA in Intermedia and Sculpture from the University of Iowa. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Galería Jesús Gallardo, Universidad de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico, The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE, Moberg Gallery in Des Moines, IA, Dfbrl8r in Chicago, IL, and Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn, NY. She currently lives and works under starlight in Iowa City, IA.
More about Heidi
My name is Bryan and I cried the day that I showed the owner of Gomez/tugboat this tattoo as I told her that I was leaving town, and she needed a new intern.
I lived in Lincoln for about a decade and watched the art shop and the gallery change, and I can still smell the paint on the walls as I write this.
Thank you to everyone that came through Tugboat, and I still smile to this day thinking of you guys. NYC is no joke, but I’m still here representing Nebraska.
If you’re reading this, I only want to ask you to have a great day.