FROM KOLAJ 35
Heidi Mraz’s Artist Portfolio
At first glance, Heidi Mraz’s collages of classic automobiles look like clever collage paintings where bits of paper are used instead of oil or acrylic, but to see them only as that is to miss the point of them entirely. Mraz builds these archives through painstaking research and a passion for documenting and sharing stories about automobiles. Because she focuses on high-end, classic cars, her subjects often come with a provenance that allows her to trace the ownership and life of the car. “I follow the history from every person I can get a hold of that touched that car, owners, race car drivers, restorers…[a] huge historical search and [I] interview anyone who is still alive.” A portfolio of Heidi Mraz’s work appears in Kolaj 35. To see the complete Artist Portfolio, SUBSCRIBE to Kolaj Magazine or Get a Copy of the Issue.
“I follow the history from every person I can get a hold of that touched that car, owners, race car drivers, restorers…huge historical search and interview anyone who is still alive.”
This Artist Portfolio appears in Kolaj 35. From the Scottish Highlands to the shores of Lake Ontario to Mombasa, Kenya, the printed magazine brings the wide-world of collage to your doorstep. To read the full article, SUBSCRIBE to Kolaj Magazine or Get a Copy of the Issue.
Represented in both corporate and private collections, Heidi Mraz’s artwork is collected and exhibited internationally. Her clients include some of the world’s foremost automotive collectors, brands and museums. She is a consulting curator for The White Collection in San Francisco and has judged in major concours on the US East Coast. Currently in production, a feature-length documentary, AUTOmotive ARTifacts, chronicles the behind-the-scenes of Heidi’s historically-based automotive assemblages. Mraz’s Studio 717 in Great Falls, Virginia is available for visitors by appointment. Learn more at the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory and at www.heidimraz.com.