Heidi Almosara is originally from Texas, and received her B.F.A. from Texas Christian University and an 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 over a decade of teaching experience. Heidi is a multi-media 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, and Guatemala. As a multi-media artist, Heidi’s artwork has expanded into various forms such as: serigraphy, collagraph, various paint mediums, collage, photography, site-specific works, installation, and botanical sculpture. She has also had exposure as an illustrator; Heidi created 3 original screen prints as illustrations for the book “Intruding Upon the Timeless: Mediations on Art, Faith, and Mystery”, 2nd edition expansion by Gregory Wolfe. Before coming back to Texas, 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 teachers certification in this special art form and was awarded the Teacher’s Diploma from the Sogetsu Foundation. Heidi also completed the MI-LAB Artist-in-Residence Mokuhanga Program in Fujikawaguchiko, Japan. Fun Fact: She is a huge fan of English bulldogs and has a beloved bulldog named Pescia. Heidi currently lives in San Antonio, Texas.
"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."