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Erika Hess

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Boston University, 2009, MFA
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2006, BFA

Fluorescent painting painting, brooklyn painting drawing abstract, New York

Statement and CV

Erika Hess's work balances upon an attentiveness to material and process developed

through experimentation in the studio. Upon her move to New York City she

became interested in the geometric make up of  the surrounding environment and lack of a

horizon line. These two spatial ideas serve as the foundation for her abstract

paintings. The medium of oil paint and the physical process of adding and

subtracting materials through pouring, scraping and sanding allows the process

to dictate the evolution of her work while allowing her to respond to the concept of

pictorial space and tension.



2009        Boston University    Master of Fine Art
2006        Wright State University Bachelor of Fine Art



2013        Can I Get a Witness, Tejas Gallery, Dayton OH
2012        While the Cat Was Away, Work Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI
2012        Distillations, Tejas Gallery, Dayton OH
2011        Material Witness, Shircliff Gallery, Vincennes Universtiy, Vincennes IN
2011        Territories,  Untitled Gallery, Marwen , Chicago  IL
2011        Tompkins Projects West: Works on Paper, Dan Graham, Los Angeles CA
2010        Keep the Home Fires Burning, Fowler Arts Collective, Brooklyn NY
2010        MayDay! MayDay!, CCCP Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2010        Off the Wall, Prince Street Gallery, New York NY
2010        Small Work, The Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2009        Blood, Flowers, Tears, daad Gallery, FL
2009        EAT MY HEART, The Sherman Gallery, Boston MA
2009        Boston University Thesis Show, Boston MA
2009        Sustainability, Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston MA
2009        Free, Boston University Gallery, Boston MA (solo)
2008        Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston MA
2005        Senior Thesis Show, Wright State Gallery, OH



2011        Feast Mass Grant Recipient

2009        Constatin Alajalov Scholarship
2008        Constatin Alajalov Scholarship
2005        Leonard P. Roberts Memorial Art Scholarship
2004        Chautauqua Scholarship to Study in New York

2001-06   Arts Gala Scholarship Recipient Wright State University



2011         Boston Phoneix, “How Microfunding is Feeding the Creative Economy.” Liz Pelly

2009        MOMA, “Artist Run Exhibitions,”  Amara Antilla.
2008        Boston U Today, “Contemporary Art Returns to BU.” Davide Nardi.



2011         LonoHill, NC

2004        Chautauqua Institute, NY


Recent Exhibits

Erika Hess participated in these exhibits:

May, 2014 Eco Myths
LAST Projects
Nov, 2013 The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale
Paradise Hills Gallery
Apr, 2011 Territories
May, 2010 Exposure at Essential Anniversary Event
Icosahedron Gallery
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