Heidi Fourie was born and currently works as a fulltime artist in Pretoria. She completed her BA Fine Arts (cum laude) in 2012 at the University of Pretoria, specialising in painting, where she received the Bettie Cilliers Barnard bursary for Fine Arts. She regularly participates in exhibitions across South Africa. She has been a finalist in Sasol New Signatures (2011, 2013), ABSA l’Atelier (2013(top 10), 2014), Thami Mnyele Fine Art Awards (2012, 2013) and SPI Portrait Awards (2013, 2015).

“I am curious to uncover the countless mark-making and representational possibilities of pigment, binder and solvent solutions and applications. I believe paint can reveal meaning in the seemingly meaningless, and value in the seemingly valueless. It demands a prolonged gaze and suspension of disbelief, transporting the viewer to an alternate reality. To me, painterly marks not only make up subjects but are subjects in themselves.”