Norakiera Heiser was born in Port Klang Malaysia and migrated back to her father's homeland of Milwaukee WI when she was a toddler. Her blue collar childhood was punctuated with trips back to the tropics to visit her maternal clan; navigating these vastly different cultural and geographical experiences has sparked a life-long interest in histories and exploring multiple perspectives. Norakiera uses abstraction to visualize difficult to describe events; her work shifts from ghostly figures to landscapes of emotion. Norakiera currently lives and works in Oakland CA, and received her BFA in painting from California College of the Arts.
Norakiera's ArtPrize Entries
These are Norakiera's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Norakiera's Past Work
These are images of past work that Norakiera has done.