Heidi Fourie




Heidi Fourie, full-time artist and part-time lecturer from Pretoria, 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. She has had five solo exhibitions: Islands (2015) at Lizamore & Associates Gallery (Johannesburg); Borrowed Scenery, (2016) at Salon91 Gallery (Cape Town); Masses (2017), at Fried Contemporary (Pretoria); Lilac Chaser (2018) at Salon 91 (Cape Town) and her latest solo presentation, Grass You can Swim In (2021) with David Krut Projects, showing her venture into printmaking. In 2019 she became a fellow of the Ampersand Foundation which resulted in a month-long residency in New York, NY in July 2019.


She hopes to be a conduit through which paint can move how it wants, within frameworks she sets out with the help of collected imagery from the natural spaces she has access to.