Heidi Field-Alvarez is a mixed media artist. She is currently a member of ArtSpace Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, Studio Art Quilts Association and the Surface Design Association. most recent juried several shows are; CraftForms 2011, Wayne Art Center, PA and Outside/Inside the Box, FiberPhilidelphia 2012. She has participated in various gallery shows including ArtSpace, Main Art Gallery and White Canvas Gallery in Richmond, VA and the Textile Art Center in NYC amoung others. Heidi has had work printed in Lark Books: 500 Art Quilts, Richmond Home magazine, the Surface Design Journal and Studio Art Quilters Journal (spring 2012). Currently she is working on a mural sized embroidered public art piece to hang at Gallery X, Richmond VA. She is experimenting with taking fiber into video and other combinations of fiber and film.
Her work is in the collections of: Sheila Gray of Richmond, VA; Ben and Maureen Field of Toano, VA; Robin Ryder of Richmond, VA; Susie and Will Hudgins of Richmond, VA; Kara and Lee Parker of Richmond, VA; Brigette and Jeremy Pugh of Richmond, VA; Amy Ford and John Hessian of Richmond, VA; Diane and Tony Brozna of Richmond, VA; Jen and Ash Thakkar of Richmond, VA.
“Fusing fiber with technology and mixed media is my newest passion. I love the idea of fiber in motion, the reflective qualities and playing with the different "states" of textiles. I am not married to one material but will use what feels appropriate to the subject. I have used only string to complete some pieces and in some works have used up to four or five mediums. It is more about achieving a visual balance between the mediums and exploring what each material will do in order to work it into new forms. Art is very much an exploration for me, an experiment with materials, both traditional and non-traditional. I work with the ideas of ephemerality and change and how they occur in humans physically, socially and emotionally. Fundamentally, my pieces are about fleeting moments and crossing barriers. ”