Heidi Friessen

Heidi Friesen employs the material language of textiles to examine the migration and mediation of ideas. Interpreting complex ecosystems of entangled relationships through
slow, tactile processes and natural fibres, Heidi connects to the places she inhabits, engaging the boundless capacity of materials to convey concepts and catalyze innovation. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Heidi worked as a photographer and graphic designer before finding her niche with textiles. In 2016, she completed a BFA in Fibre at the Alberta University of the Arts, and then interned at the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator’s Sustainability Lab and the Weaving Hand studio in New York. The following year, she was the Assistant Designer and Studio Manager for Laura Siegel Collection, a fashion label based in Toronto. Heidi was chosen as a finalist for the 2017 LOEWE Craft Prize, and has participated in artist residencies in Hungary, France, and Portugal. In 2022 she completed her MFA at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Heidi’s previous works