Heidi Kepnes

Heidi Kepnes creates works of art that aim to encapsulate a moment in time. The spaces between living entities and the connections that exist beyond the physical realm, are the moments that are captured to create a visual landscape of one’s memory. A memory that seems to be deciphered from an ancient codex recently unearthed; plucked from dust and strung together with pieces of metal to reveal a timeless map that speaks an esoteric language. A three dimensional world carefully constructed on a two dimensional surface, Heidi’s work is wrought with symbols and metaphors that echo a time of apocalyptic destruction as well as creation from chaos. The works themselves are shaped using encaustic, collage, paint, string, and found objects.

Heidi lives in Salem, MA in a crooked house with a crooked door and a crooked floor.

Instagram: @firefruit

EDUCATION
2005: BFA, Painting, Massachusetts College of Art. Boston, MA.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
October 2020: "Intimations: An Illuminated Art Installation", Opus, Salem, MA
July 2019: Mercy Tavern, Salem, MA
April 2015: The Ugly Mug Diner, Salem, MA
November 2014: Opus, Salem, MA
July 2013: "Fragmented Conceptions", Witch Dr., Salem, MA
July 2011: Front Street Coffeehouse, Salem, MA
August 2008: "Melodic Madness", Front Street Coffeehouse, Salem, MA
November 2006: "Intimations", Front Street Coffeehouse, Salem, MA
September 2006: Feed Your Head Bookstore, Salem, MA
September 2005: Front Street Coffeehouse, Salem, MA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
April-July 2021: "Incipit Spring", Salem Art Gallery, Satanic Temple, Salem, MA
November 2020: Front Street Coffeehouse, Salem, MA
February 2018-April 2019: Graficas Gallery, Nantucket, MA
August 2016: Arcworks, Peabody, MA
September 2015: "Surrealities", ArcWorks, Peabody, MA
February 2015: Creative Salem Pop-up Gallery, Salem Theatre, Salem, MA
February 2014: Benefit Auction, Front Street Coffeehouse, Salem, MA
November 2013: Howling Wolf, Salem, MA
October 2013: "Open Skull Open", Witch Dr., Salem, MA
October 2012: "Open Skull Open", Witch Dr., Salem, MA
June 2011: "Breaking Vanity", The Middle East, Cambridge, MA
June 2011: All Asia, Cambridge, MA
April 2011: The G Studios, Dorchester, MA
December 2009: Front Street Coffeehouse, Salem, MA
August 2009: "SEE-Scapes", The Experimental Art Gallery, Salem, MA
August 2009: "Tarot Interpretations", Theory Studios, Salem, MA
Summer 2006: Celtic Corners Art Gallery, Beverly, MA
August 2005: Hall- Haskell House, Ipswich, MA.

AWARDS
July 2008: Best of Show, Marblehead Festival of Arts, Marblehead, MA
July 2016: Outstanding work, Marblehead Festival of Arts, Marblehead, MA

ALBUM ART
Sarah and the Wild Versatile; Fall Into Grace
https://www.wildversatile.com/
Qwill; Day and Night
http://www.qwillmusic.com/
Radio Scotvoid; Golden
https://propertytapes.bandcamp.com/

PUBLICATIONS
https://www.itemlive.com/2020/10/23/an-opus-in-the-making-in-salem/

https://www.creativenorthshore.com/qa-with-artist-heidi-kepnes-of-intimations-an-illuminated-art-at-opus/