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Edward Holland

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The Twins (Version 4), 2016 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 36 X 36 Inches
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The Water-Bearer (Version 3), 2016 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 64 X 48 Inches
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The Scales (Version 4), 2016 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Paper With Collage 14 X 11 Inches
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The Scorpion (Version 4), 2016 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Paper With Collage 8 X 10 Inches
20160524161945-edwardholland_thefish-version3_sm
The Fish (Version 3), 2016 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Paper With Collage 9 X 12 Inches
20160524162008-edwardholland_thewaterbearer-version2_sm
The Water-Bearer (Version 2), 2015 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 26 X 24 Inches
20160524162017-edwardholland_thescorpion-version3_sm
The Scorpion (Version 3), 2016 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 36 X 24 Inches
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The Archer (Version 3), 2016 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 48 X 36 Inches
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The Crab (Version 4), 2016 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Paper With Collage 7 X 5 Inches
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The Virgin (Version 3), 2016 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Paper With Collage 10 X 8 Inches
20160524162039-edwardholland_thelion-version4_sm
The Lion (Version 4), 2016 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Paper With Collage 9 X 12 Inches
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The Crab (Version 3), 2015 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 48 X 36 Inches
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The Virgin (Version 2), 2015 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 24 X 48 Inches (two Panels)
20160524162058-edwardholland_thefish-version2_sm
The Fish (Version 2), 2015 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 24 X 36 Inches
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The Goat (Version 3), 2015 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 36 X 48 Inches
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The Scorpion (Version 2), 2015 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 36 X 48 Inches
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The Goat (Version 2), 2015 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Paper With Collage 9 X 12 Inches
20160524162148-edwardholland_theram-version2_sm
The Ram (Version 2), 2015 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 36 X 24 Inches
20160524162152-edwardholland_thelion-version3_sm
The Lion (Version 3), 2015 Acrylic, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Canvas With Collage 48 X 36 Inches
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Birth year
1980
Lives in
New York City
Works in
New York City
Schools
New York University- Steinhardt, 2009, MA-Studio Art
Syracuse University- College of Visual & Performing Arts, 2003, BFA-Painting
Tags
hudson river school, allegory, literary, Poetic, abstract, mixed-media
Statement

My work is conceptually grounded in literary and art-historical sources, with consistent emphasis on the formal qualities of atmosphere, collage and slight geometries. In this current series, I am using linear depictions of constellations associated with the modern Zodiac as the geometrical foundation of each piece. I am not beholden to the constellation outside of its initial placement – it may become obliterated or it may maintain its central focus, depending on the formal development of a work. The constellation is a conceptual underpinning as well as an aesthetic device. I am drawn to the Zodiac and, by extension, its related mythologies as obsolete systems for delivering information and meaning. There is a logical parallel to the practice of painting, but I am not making these works ironically or with malice. I believe in the romance of painting and its ability to create meaning, whether directly or openly, empirically or emotionally. My work celebrates this.

Edward Holland was born in Philadelphia in 1980. He received a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University and a MA in Studio Art from New York University. His work has been shown at Causey Contemporary, New York, NY; Long-Sharp Gallery, Indianapolis, IN; Peter Marcelle Project, Southampton, NY; Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY and Santa Fe, NM; 80wse Galleries, New York University, NY; Covington Art Center, Covington, KY; and Phyllis Weston Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. His work has been discussed in The Huffington Post and in Eyes Towards the Dove, among others. He lives and works in New York City.