Heidi Almosara received her B.F.A. from Texas Christian University and a M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Dallas in Texas. Since receiving her masters, she has taught at several colleges and universities and has had close to fifteen years of teaching experience. Heidi is a multidisciplinary artist and actively exhibits internationally. She has had exhibitions in the continental US, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as, but not limited to, Russia, Peru, Japan, New Zealand, Finland, Taiwan, Guatemala, and Germany. As a multidisciplinary artist, Heidi’s artwork has expanded into various forms such as: serigraphy, collagraph, various paint mediums, collage, photography, site-specific works, installation, and botanical sculptures. An influential period of her life was when she lived abroad in Japan. While in Japan, she studied at the Sogetsu Foundation in Tokyo and learned the art of Sogetsu ikebana – the Japanese art form of flower arranging. She completed the required 5 levels of study to receive a teacher’s certification in this special art form and was awarded the Teacher’s Diploma from the Sogetsu Foundation. Heidi also completed the 6-week MI-LAB Artist-in-Residence Mokuhanga Program in Fujikawaguchiko, Japan located next to Mt. Fuji. A recent accomplishment is being selected for the 2021 prestigious international juried award and outdoor-urban exhibition known as the Reclaim Award. This award repurposes advertising panels and turns it into a space to display art on the streets of Cologne, Germany. Heidi lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and inquisitive French bulldog.
"Studying at the Sogetsu Foundation in Tokyo, I have discovered a truly meditative mindset that is a catalyst for spontaneous creativity. I am enamored by the technical prowess required to create from the organic and the intrinsic connection that I can have with the natural materials. My artwork sheds light on the physical strength, inner strength, and unique beauty that both plants and humans share; the state of harmony."