artist + art director
Hizze Fletcher was born in Sheffield, England in 1965. Her childhood was marked by the colourful explosion of American music and cultural influences that dominated English society in the 60's and 70's. This early influence of 20th century American art and iconic imagery, combined with an upbringing inspired by strong females such as Madonna, magazines such as The Face and ID, and a passion for fashion, come together to create work that is bold, expressive, textured and graphical.
Hizze's early artistic influences include Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Niki de Saint Phalle and Jackson Pollock. She became involved in the beginnings of the House music scene in London after graduating from art school in 1989 and has gone on to work in events production for over 20 years, doing arts production for clubs, fashion shows, music, exhibitions, festivals, theme parties, television and more. Her work has involved her with the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Sony Music, Warner Brothers, MTV, Pride and The Keith Haring Foundation to name a few.
In 2007 Hizze formed Thirteen Art Productions in Brighton and went on to curate a number of large pop-up group-art exhibitions and events, most notably 100 Artists for World Aids Day in 2008-2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEMmdnXFWrs
The Underground Open House Art Movement https://issuu.com/hizze/docs/uoham-fanzine/15
& the flagship exhibitions for Brighton Pride Arts & Film Festival 2013-14 https://vimeo.com/79485852
Hizze opened up her own artspace BRUSH in 2014, a gallery and one-chair hair salon collaberation with her wife Jojo King. The gallery represents a wide range of Brighton-based contemporary fine arists and Hizze curates a new exhibition there or in pop-up locations regularly.
Hizze is a fine artist in her own right and her work continues to evolve.
BA(Hons) in Graphic Design, Central St. Martin's School of Art, London
Polytechnic Foundation in Art & Design, Psalter Lane Art School, Sheffield
BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design, Granville College, Sheffield