Heidi Guibord is an artist and art teacher working in the Bay Area. Originally from Long Island, NY, Ms. Guibord spent much of her 20's studying art and traveling though Long Island University's Global College.
During her studies at LIU, Ms.Gubord continued to develop her artistic voice studying in Kenya, Costa Rica, Panama and Americus, Ga. She also taught art, math and English to street children in Nairobi, studied the African Diaspora in Central America and helped create a youth library.
After her undergraduate studies, Ms. Guibord studied painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where she focused her work on her personal racial and cultural heritage, traveling to Norway for research. Shows include Import/Export at Chicago’s Womanmande Gallery, Postcards to New York at Columbia University in New York and her MFA thesis, Heidi’s Hauswares in Georgia.
In 2001, Ms. Guibord moved to the San Francisco Bay area, where she worked for Americorps in Oakland, teaching high school art and math, and organizing the creation of a mural collaborating with community groups in the Fruitvale community. She worked at Leadership High School from 2004 - 2010 as an art teacher and student advisor. Ms. Guibord then worked as a Design teacher at Albany High School and at Unity High School. She currently works at Island High in Alameda.
Ms. Guibord became an artist-in-residence at the Red Cinder Creativity Center in Hawaii in 2006. She returned to East Africa (Ethiopia) in 2007 to study native crafts and contemporary works. She received a grant for the San Francisco Foundation Artist Fellowship program to travel to Ghana in the summer of 2008 in preparation for a series of prints. She also studied at Graff printmaking studio in Montreal during 2009.
Solo shows in the Bay Area area include In the Moment at the Alameda Main Library, WASP at MoJoe Cafe (Berkeley), Where I Stand at Cafe La Flor (San Francisco), Incidental Memories at Spellbinding Tales (Alameda), Shoe Show at the Grand Lake Community Center (Oakland), and Ship Paintings Artship (Oakland).