1949 - ?

Bridget Heriz

Bridget Audrey Jane Heriz-Smith was born at Hamburg, Germany on 13 December 1949, daughter of artists, Patrick Heriz-Smith and Audrey Elizabeth née Pilkington. Bridget was educated at Thomas Mills School in Framlingham, Suffolk and studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Foundation in Art 1973 and at Ravensbourne School of Art 1974-1977, gaining a B.A. (hons.) degree. After her studies, Bridget returned to Suffolk working with her parents at Clock House Fine Art Studios at Bruisyard, Framlingham, followed by a period supporting her practice through part-time teaching at Ipswich School of Art. In 2002, she moved from 1 Allums Yard, Low Road, Badingham, Suffolk to Albany House, 53 Lichfield Road, Southtown, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. She has developed a highly individual approach to figurative sculpture with her figures constructed of wire and card, combining techniques used in her early experience of working in clay, to create work that has the immediacy of fluid drawing. Bridget is a past member of the Suffolk Group of Artists and has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows including the Royal Academy also showing at Chappel Galleries, Essex; VI International Exhibition, St Petersburg; Romance, Kowalsky Gallery, London; The Cut Halesworth; Greyfriars Art Centre, Kings Lynn; Mandellís Gallery, Norwich and Wymondham Art Society. The illustrator of 'Kids' Pranks and Capers' by Frank Reed and the author of 'Jane Truzzi-Franconi (1955-93): Retrospective'. She married at Halesworth, Suffolk in 1979, Daniel J. Allen and had two children, Edward and Ambrosine, who is the artist Ambrosine Allen.
Website: http://bridgetheriz.co.uk

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 22 Bridge Street, Framlingham, Suffolk
1988 895 Whip - bronze
1989 373 Stables at Night, Antony House, Cornwall - etching
1992 1529 IAHU - bronze

Works by This Artist