Heidi is a Toronto-based ceramic artist. She found her true calling at 40 when her parents found a childhood essay – “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up… A Potter.” She left a 20-year career in arts management to apprentice in her father’s ancestral home in India. Heidi returned to Canada and completed her Diploma at Sheridan College in 2012 and subsequently her MFA at OCADU in 2014. Heidi has worked internationally as an artist-in-residence in China, Indonesia, Denmark and Australia. Her work has been exhibited internationally including biennials in Hungary and Romania, and the Toronto Art Fair.
My studio practice engages issues of identity and belonging. As a Canadian-born woman of colour, I find myself unwittingly relegated to the happenstance spaces formed at the intersection of the mainstream, that is, at the corners of Canadianness. My work draws on two opposing ideas: linear curves that trace both interior and exterior spaces, and basic three-dimensional forms. I work in traditional modernist/minimalist form and plan on coaxing foundational Euclidian geometric cast objects in juxtaposition to these forms. This body of work is abstract representation that is intended to appeal to the diversity of cultures in which we live.