Heidi Lanino

Folded Female in Yellow, 2023

Oil, acrylic, and charcoal on canvas

Painting61 x 61 x 2cmShips from United States of America


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About the Artist

Heidi Lanino was born in New York and raised on the south shore of Long Island. As one of four recipients of a full-tuition merit scholarship, Lanino studied drawing and painting at Pratt Institute. For several years she worked as an art director for L’Oréal. She is also a passionate educator of the arts, who understands the importance of bringing art and the creative process to young people and the community at large. Working across a broad range of mediums and materials, Heidi Lanino’s pieces are characterized by her mastery of expressive line, a deep interest in kinesthetic form and the notion of liminal space. Her work is also firmly connected within the realm of art and cultural history, seen in her master’s series, paintings paying tribute to works of the past and how they inform the present. Her latest series of works, Folded Females, are made intuitively using paper or metal, folded with an adept sensibility to create a portrait of woman portraying both strength and vulnerability in their various forms. Referencing classical sculpture, these Folded Females are an expanded self-portrait, not only exploring questions about accepted ideals of beauty but the process of unfolding and folding of oneself in response to each moment of the human, lived experience.