Bridget Heriz

Her constructions have a delicacy and tension that reflect, at a glance, the animated anatomy of a human figure in motion.

Originally born in Hamburg Germany to two artists, her family moved to Suffolk when she was a child. Bridget Heriz trained at Goldsmiths College and Ravensbourne College of Art and Design between 1973 and 1977, after which she returned to Suffolk to work at Clock House Fine Art Studios. She moved to Great Yarmouth in 2002.
Bridget has work in the Women’s Art Collection at Newhall College, Cambridge University, Ipswich Borough Collection, Great Yarmouth Museums and the Targetfollow Collection, Norwich.
She has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows including at Chappel Galleries, Essex; VI International Exhibition, St Petersburg; Romance, Kowalsky Gallery, London; The Cut, Halesworth; Greyfriars Art Centre, Kings Lynn; Mandells Gallery, Norwich and Wymondham Arts Centre. The illustrator of 'Kids' Pranks and Capers' by Frank Reed and played an instrumental part in the initiating and contributing to this exhibition (along with the later Ivor Roberts-Jones Retrospective at Christchurch Mansion Ipswich) in 'Jane Truzzi-Franconi (1955-93): Retrospective'.

 

EDUCATION
1974-77
Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, BA Hons. (2:1)
1973
Goldsmiths College, University of London, Foundation in Art

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS   
1988   OOCL Monument, Levington, Suffolk, stone.
2016   Mother & Child, Cobholm & Lichfield Resource Centre, Great Yarmouth, stone.
2020  Fisher Girl, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, bronze.

PUBLIC COLLECTION
Great Yarmouth Museums Art Collection, NCC
Targetfollow, Norwich
New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
Ipswich Borough Art Collection

MEMBERSHIP
Norwich 20 Group; DACS
1993-2002 
A member of Suffolk Group; 1990-1994  Young Blood;

1994-2005 Bearing 090 ; 1982-86  Clock House Association of Artists .

Selection from list of Solo and Group Shows
2021   
'Rock Paper Scissors' by Contemporary and Country at Houghton Hall running alongside an exhibition by Tony Cragg (group)

2021    Cley21, St. Margaret’s Church, Cley, Norfolk (group)

2020    'A Fine Balance' by Contemporary and Country at Houghton Hall running alongside an exhibition by Anish Kapoor (group)
2019  
'Festival' by Contemporary and Country at Houghton Hall running alongside an exhibition of Henry Moore (group)
2018   
'Rescription: For Our Love of War', Hendee House, Great Yarmouth (with Mark Cator)
2017   
'50yrs of Making', Skippings Gallery, Great Yarmouth (solo)
2016   
'Millenial Muse Blues', Merchant House Gallery, Lowestoft (solo)
2014   
‘Masked’, Halesworth Gallery, Steeple End, (part of Threefold, a three man show)
2014   
‘A Conversation with Luca Giordano’, Merchant House Gallery, Lowestoft (solo)
2013   
‘Bruer Tidman and Bridget Heriz’, Wymondham Arts Centre
2011   
‘John Kiki and Bridget Heriz’, Mandells Gallery, Norwich
2011   
‘Yarmouth Five’, Wymondham Arts Centre (group)
2010   
‘Gaze’, Mandells Gallery, Norwich (a three man show)
2008   
‘Walk On’, The New Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk (solo)
2008   
‘Five’, Out There International Festival, Great Yarmouth (group)
2006-08        
  Ethna Dillon, Norwich, (4 2-man shows)    
2003    
Chappel Galleries, Essex (solo)
2003   
‘Bearing 090º’ ‘Dialogues’, VI International Exhibition, St. Petersburg.
2002-2003    
Artworks, Bury St. Edmunds
1993-2002    
Suffolk Group, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, and elsewhere (group)
2002   
‘3 Dimensions’, Room Upstairs, Christchurch Mansion (solo)
1998    
Chilford Sculpture Park, Cambridgeshire (solo)
1995   
‘Bearing 090º’, La Louvière, Belgium and Riihimäki, Finland
1990-1994   
‘Young Blood’, Ipswich
1992,`86,`81    
Halesworth Gallery, Steeple End, Suffolk (three-man)
1991    
Bircham Gallery, Norfolk (solo)
1986   
‘Fish, Flesh & Fowl’, Wolsey Gallery, Ipswich Borough Council, (three-man)

 

Selected from list of Curated Exhibitions
2018   
'Inheritance', Norwich Castle Open
2017   
'Seeing Through Drawing', Mandells Gallery, Norwich
2016   
‘A Figurative Presence’ Mandells Gallery, Norwich
2014   
‘Inspired by Birds’, Norwich Castle Open
2014   
‘Cley 14, A Creative Conversation’, St. Margaret’s Church, Cley, Norfolk
2012   
‘Halesworth Arts Festival’ at The Cut, Halesworth
2011   
‘Facing Hard Times’, Greyfriars Art Space, Kings Lynn (OOTB Curators)
2011   
‘Littoral’, Chalk Hill Contemporary Art Summer Show, Guildford
2011   
‘Inspirations 2011, New Art from East Anglia’, Jarrolds, Norwich
2011   
‘Have I Got Nudes for You’, Harleston Gallery
2009    
Sculpture at The Chappel Galleries, Essex
2008   
‘Romance’, Kowalski Gallery, London
2007    
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2007, London
2006   
‘Beyond the Call of Duty’, Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich
2006    
Salthouse 06, North Norfolk
2005    
Targetfollow, London
2004, `05   
‘Fringe at the Factory’, Norwich Fringe Festival
1997, `05    
Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail, Norfolk
2003    ‘
10 ans de bouteille’, Quinconce, Belgium (guest)
2000   
‘Roots 66’, Halesworth Gallery Retrospective
1999   
‘This is 1999’, `Room Upstairs’, Christchurch Mansion, IAS
1997,`98    
Summer Show, Mercury Gallery, Cork St., London
1997    
Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
1997    
Piers Feetham Gallery at Hill Lodge, Aldeburgh
1997    
Ernst & Young Spring Exhibition, Cambridge
1997    
Ainscough Contemporary Art Gallery, London
1993,`85    
East Anglian Open, Fermoy Gallery, Kings Lynn
1992,`88    
Royal Academy Summer Show, Piccadilly
1989,`82,`79    ‘
Sculpture in Anglia’, Corn Exchange, Ipswich Borough Council
1984    
London Group, Royal College