Lives: St. Petersburg, Florida
Hometown: Harrisonburg, Virginia
Medium: oil, acrylic, gouache, pencil, plastic, plaster, paper, panel and canvas
Heidi Martin Kuster’s paintings are abstractions of the impressions she finds in geological
surfaces. She is interested in how time notates itself in stone, and the personal and universal
implications of marked memories. Her compositions become intimately translated transitory
moments.She sometimes includes bits of plastic in her collages as a contemporary metaphor for human
influence on Earth’s current state of evolution. Kuster often employs the grid, bringing focus
and categorization to otherwise seemingly insignificant events. Her work is simultaneously playful and process oriented, always organic and intensely observant of line and form.

She lives and works in St Petersburg, Florida. A native of Virginia, she spent her youth in the
midwest and as an adult has lived in Nashville, Chicago, Brussels, Barcelona, and Paris. She
studied painting at James Madison University in Virginia, Paper and Book Arts at Columbia
College in Chicago, and received a MAAE with a focus in painting at The School of the Art
Institute of Chicago. Her work is in private collections throughout the world.