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Erika Hess

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Wycoff Gardens IV, 2011 Oil on Canvas 12"x9"
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Wycoff Gardens III, 2011 Oil on Canvas 12"x9"
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Wycoff Gardens II, 2011 Oil on Canvas 12"x9"
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Wycoff Gardens I, 2011 Oil on Canvas 12"x9"
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Black Mamba, 2011 Watecolor on Paper 4.4"x6" © Erika Hess
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Rhymersion, 2011 Watercolor on Paper 4.5" X 6" © Erika Hess
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Saved, 2011 Watercolor on Paper 4.5" X 6" © Erika Hess
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Protect ya Neck, 2011 Watercolor on Paper 4.5" X 6" © Erika Hess
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How Low, 2010 Oil 14"x12" © Erika Hess
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25 to Life, 2010 Oil on Canvas 12" X 14" © Erika Hess
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We Float, 2010 Oil on Canvas 72" X 60" © Erika Hess
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Matisse Sat Down, 2010 Oil on Canvas 72" X 60" © Erika Hess
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Sandhogs, 2009 Oil on Canvas 70" X 62" © Erika Hess
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1982, 2009 Oil on Canvas 60" X 120" © Erika Hess
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Wander Lust, 2009 Oil on Canvas 96" X 72" © Erika Hess
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West Coast, 2009 Oil on Canvas 60"x 120" © Erika Hess
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Super Hot Female, 2008 Oil on Canvas 96" X 68" © Erika Hess
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Tomb, 2008 Oil on Canvas 90" X 120" © Erika Hess
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Fledgling, 2008 Oil on Canvas 60"x 72" © Erika Hess
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Icarus (For My Little Brother), 2008 Oil on Canvas 72" X 84" © Erika Hess
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Lisa F., 2008 Oil on Canvas 72" X84" © Erika Hess
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ohio
Lives in
Boston
Works in
Boston
Schools
Boston University, 2009, MFA
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2006, BFA
Tags
New York, Fluorescent painting painting, brooklyn painting drawing abstract
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.

 

Education:

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


Exhibitions:

 

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

 

Grants/Awards:

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

 

Interviews:

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.

 

Residencies:


2011         LonoHill, NC

2004        Chautauqua Institute, NY