Heidi Fowler’s work examines man’s relationship with the environment. Her artwork combines found materials such as junk mail and old file folders with traditional art materials. Her works explore the tension between the beauty of creation and the priorities of man.
Fowler’s latest paintings, “Detrimorphose,” depict the power of brokenness and redemption. These works give new life to that which has been cast aside. Her new pieces build on, yet simultaneously, strip away what she has created in past years. They explore the nature of time and both the strength and intricacies of restoration. As the artist’s life has shifted with the adoption of two daughters, so too has her artwork.
Her work has been included in a wide variety of private, corporate and public collections including the University of Virginia, the District of Columbia City Hall, and Dominion Resources. She has had solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia in Virginia Beach, Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, VA and Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA. She has exhibited in numerous venues including the US Embassy Kiev, Ukraine, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA; American University Museum at Katzen Arts Museum, Washington, DC, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Riddenhof Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA; North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC; McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA and the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA. Heidi Fowler currently lives and works in Northern Virginia.