Kirsten Hemrich is an artist based in Richmond, VA. 

Kirsten Hemrich is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, and educator. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She is also a member of the the radical artist collective, The Printmakers Left. Kirsten lives with her partner and cat in Richmond, Virginia. 

In my current body of work I continue my exploration of abstraction through mixed media painting and ceramics. My paintings reimagine grand beginnings by blending drawings, text and cosmogenic diagrams. My ceramics play with classical forms and reimagine them expressively with plastic colors. As a whole, my work is informed by intuition and myth in a process that reconciles the grotesque and the beautiful. I am interested in exploring a universal spiritualism through a colorful, often humorous lens. Focusing on the activity of the artistic process, the themes of my work are determined by the unpremeditated end result. Improvisation is very important in my practice. Every action requires a response in art making. Abstract forms take on the shape of birds, clouds, feet, flowers--loaded symbols that speak to individual memory, collective myth, and storied beginning

Education 

2014 - 2018

University of Virginia, B.A.

2018 - 2019

University of Virginia, Aunspaugh Fellowship in Studio Art

Awards 

2020

Cultureworks Grant, Richmond, VA

2019

Rugby Road Madison Lane Charitable Arts Award, Charlottesville, VA

2018

Aunspaugh Fellowship Award, University of Virginia

2017

University Award for Project in the Arts, Jefferson Scholars, Charlottesville

2017

Rugby Road Madison Lane Charitable Arts Award, Charlottesville

Exhibitions 

Solo

2020

Clouds and Flowers, Sediment Arts, Richmond VA

2020

November, Blenheim Vineyards, Charlottesville VA

2019

Cosmic, Ruffin Gallery, Charlottesville VA

2017

Transient Places, New City Arts Initiative, Charlottesville VA

Group

2021

Emerging International Painters #7, CICA Museum, Gimbo, South Korea

2020

Body Positive, Richmond Art Garage, Richmond, VA

2019

NCA & The Haven Live Auction, New City Arts Initiative, Charlottesville, VA

2018

250, Art Space, Richmond, VA

Kirsten Hemrich Art 

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