Personal Statement

Holly Holmes received her MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in May 2011. She is a painter, sculptor, educator and curator living in Oak Park, IL. Holmes is faculty at the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Some recent exhibitions include, the Ann Metzger Memorial National Juried Exhibition, St Louis, MO, Art for Aleppo, New York, Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA, Elmhurst Biennial, Elmhurst, IL, Northeastern University, Chicago, IL; University Illinois Springfield, Il: Tianjin, China, Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL; Aqua Art Miami, Miami, Fl.

Over the past couple of years, I have been working with a tension between abstraction and representation. The work often but not exclusively, uses multiples in painting and sculpture. The work varies from an abstracted versions of bonded elements and cells to up risings of culture and the world around me. Within the work one can read the visual language and titles and gain a better access to the meaning that continue through my work.


Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.