Heidi was born and raised in New Orleans. After graduating from the University of New Orleans in 1997, she was usually creating, even if it was in the form of child-rearing and house renovations. By 2009 she was a full-time artist with the help of commissions, public art, and digital projects. She is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Grant and the Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship, with an ever-expanding list of publications, residencies, grants, awards, and nationwide shows. In 2019 she had simultaneous solo shows for the East Austin Studio Tour. One show was a series of paintings titled Southern Peculiar at the Dougherty Arts Center. The other was her collection of exquisitely rendered library card drawings at the Elizabet Ney Museum. Both collections have been displayed multiple times across the country. Her 40-foot mural, “Suffragette” in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, celebrates the 19th amendment and is dedicated to all women who have held office over the last century. Heidi currently resides in Kansas City, constantly adding to her CV, which you can view here.

Heidi can be reached by email: heidi@heidipitre.com

awards & press

  • 2024 Crossroads Artboards, Charlotte Street Foundation, KCMO
  • 2020 East Austin Studio Tour Fellowship Recipient
  • 2019 Webster Art’s Works On Paper, Best of Show, “Grapes of Wrath,” St. Louis, MO
  • 2019 Austin Artboards Top 10 Finalist, Austin, TX
  • 2018 Capacity Building Grant, City of Austin, Austin, TX
    +Member of the Mississippi Art Colony
  • 2017 Scholarship Award Recipient, Mississippi Arts Colony
  • 2015 Studio on Front, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
    +Navasota Artist in Residence, Navasota, TX
  • 2014 Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship Recipient
  • 2013 Escape 2 Create Residency Recipient Seaside, FL
  • 2012 Mississippi Arts Commission Minigrant
    +Inaugural Show at the Cedars – Best of Show, “Her Flame Was About to Go Out,” Jackson, MS
  • 2007 Pollock Krasner Grant Recipient
    +Warhol Grant Recipient through the Mississippi Arts Commission

WBTV interview-July 10, 2020: Click here!
The Killeen Daily Herald article-February 4, 2020: Click here!
A Moxie Girl-December 18, 2019 interview: Click here!
The Suburban Forager-June 25, 2019 interview: Click here!
Voyage Houston interview-January 4, 2019: Click here!
MRT article-October 26, 2018: Click here!
Les Femme Folles, Women In Art-August 15, 2015: Click here!
Featured artist on Artsy Shark-April 18, 2014 Click here!
The Seaside Times-March 1, 2013 Click here!