Heidi Brickell (Te Hika o Papauma, Ngati Apakura, Kahungunu, Rangitāne, Rongomaiwahine) is based in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her work is grounded in the psychological and informed by her fascination with language—a human creation that enables or facilitates exchange, while also being marked by imprecision.
‘I am interested in the chorus of languages we use to share in experiences, as well as the uncaptured experience that flows through those nets.’ — Heidi Brickell
Recent exhibitions include solo presentations 'Alluvial Hours' at Laree Payne Gallery, Waikato, and 'Floundering Arms Swallowed by Pendent Whenua' at Paludal Gallery, Ōtautahi, as well as 'Outgrowth' with Salome Tanuvasa at Mother¿, and 'Nine Māori Painters' with eight other fantastic artists at Tim Melville Gallery. Brickell was the 2021 recipient of the Molly Morpeth-Canaday Akel Award. Her work is represented in private collections in Aotearoa and Australia. She graduated with a BFA from Elam School of Fine Arts in 2011.