Lot 396 - Erika B Hess - Spring Rain
Oil on Primed Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Erika B Hess is a painter, curator, and host of the popular art podcast I Like Your Work. Hess’s body of work consists primarily of paintings and drawings that engage with the topics of gender, motherhood, and the natural environment. She maintains studios in Columbus, OH, and Long Island City, NY, and is represented by Contemporary Art Matters in Columbus, OH. Hess’s work has been exhibited nationally at venues in New York City, Brooklyn, Detroit, Los Angeles, Boston, and Philadelphia. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, and she frequently lectures at colleges such as Wellesley College, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and Eastern Michigan University, among others. She is an active curator and columnist for the magazines Visionary Art and AllSHEMakes. Hess received her MFA from Boston University.
Boston University, MFA
How Long Has It Been Since You've Been Outside- Marietta College, OH- Solo Exhibition
Summer in the City, Curated by Contemporary Art Matters, Artsy/NYC
Indoor Voices, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Kirstin Lamb.
Vision and Verse, Wilson Gallery, Anderson University, IN
Let's Dance, Basement Projects, CA
Contemporary Art Matters, Columbus, OH
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My work uses symbolic imagery and color to create invented paintings that probe into the emotional experience of relationships. Current paintings use the image of water to suggest psychological states. Water gives life and is so familiar we use it to describe how we are experiencing the world around us. "Drowning in debt" "In hot water, proverbial use of water is in our daily speech. I am interested in how we use water to express ourselves emotionally and how it plays a role in our physical life.
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