Heidi Lanino Bilezikian
Heidi Lanino Bilezikian works on paper, canvas and ceramics. Her artwork is focused primarily on the horse, which allows her to explore her interest in movement. Conceptually she creates work that embodies the freedom and power of these beautiful animals, while focusing on the idea of transformation of spirit.
Using ceramics as an alternate canvas, Heidi uses line and subtle colorations to depict images of women, birds and other themes from nature in a decorative, calligraphic style. These pieces are influenced by various cultures and glazed in rich, earthy colors. Her work is imbued with a sensuous fluidity that evokes a lyrical and poetic quality.
She balances her studio time and gathers inspiration from teaching; she is drawn to collaborative projects with students and community, with the goal of inspiring creativity and love of the arts.
Heidi’s work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad and is represented in numerous private collections. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute and was the winner of the Pratt Annual Talent Search, receiving a full scholarship. She lived in New York City for 17 years, studied drawing and painting nationally and internationally, and was an art director for L’Oréal where she honed her aesthetic for beauty. After leaving New York City, she relocated to the Hudson Valley where she lives with her husband and two sons.