Heidi Lewis Coleman is an abstract artist whose Dreamscape Series reflects an exploration of imaginary landscapes inspired by the ancient lands of mythology and cultural lore, whether historical, fictional or fantastical. The shapes she paints and combines in her artwork are organic, thus referring to all forms of nature.
The artist creates her acrylic and cut paper pieces using Thai Kozo paper: a delicate, translucent tissue which is made from Kozo fiber. This paper incorporates imbedded bits of bark, leaves, petals and stems - natural elements which create texture and movement as they float across the surface of the artist’s abstract assemblage pieces.
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.
Parsons School of Art and Design - New York, New York
New York School of Design - New York, New York
(Associates Degree with Highest Honors – 1991)
University of Washington - Seattle, Washington
(Bachelors of Arts – 1980)
"Aesthetics & Whimsy," Sarah's Wine Bar, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
"Art to the Avenue," Scoop NYC, Greenwich, Connecticut.
"Mixmaster," Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut. Juried by Elizabeth Denny, Director of Denny Gallery, 261 Broome Street, New York, NY.
"An Appetite for Art," The Hammond Museum, North Salem, New York. Juried by committee, Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, North Salem, New York.
“Spectrum / Elemental Energies,” Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan, Connecticut. Juried by Amy Smith-Stewart, Curator at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
“Heidi Lewis Coleman – A Retrospective,”* The Mayor’s Gallery, Stamford, Connecticut. Curated by Lina Morielli, Artist & Gallery Coordinator, Stamford, Connecticut.
“Fractured, Yet Rising,” ARC Gallery, Chicago Illinois. Juried by ARC Gallery special committee, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
“Thank you, CT!,” Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery, Stamford, Connecticut. Juried by Anthony Haden-Guest, writer, reporter and art critic, New York, New York.
“Repetition,” The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, Connecticut. Juried by Cameron Schmitz, Gallery Curator, The Drawing Room Gallery, Cos Cob, Connecticut.
“50 Shades of Green,” Rockwell Galleries, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Juried by Sooo-z Mastropietro, Gallery Director, Rockwell Galleries, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
“Heidi Lewis Coleman – 1-2-3 Solo Shows,”* RGA Gallery, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Juried by Helaine Posner, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase,. New York.
“Heidi Lewis Coleman ~ John Arabolos: Intuitive / Systemic Symmetries,” Seton Gallery, University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut.
“History of Woman,” Walsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut. Juried by Montage Initiative, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
“A Changing World: Women Respond,” UConn/Stamford Art Gallery, Stamford, Connecticut. Juried by Laura G. Enstein, Art Consultant and Independent Curator, New Canaan, Connecticut.