Fox Hysen was born in San Rafael, California in 1982, received her MFA from Yale University in 2015 and BFA from New York University in 2006. Solo exhibitions include Gallery 16 in San Francisco, The Suburban in Milwaukee and Soloway Gallery and Marcello Marvelli Gallery in New York. Hysen has been part of numerous group shows nationally and abroad including Capital and Et al. in San Francisco, Basilica Hudson, New York, Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Silberkuppe and Basso all in Berlin, Germany. She was visiting faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Spring 2020 and the AIR visiting faculty at University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Spring 2019.
Hysen’s work oscillates between drawing, printmaking and painting -- a process in which making is shown to be thinking. Hysen’s visually diverse practice frames a space in painting for experimentation, confidence and doubt.
I believe form is political because form is context and context is how we perceive. Painting comes alive only as contingency that depends on context -- poetry may be defined precisely as the language of contingency.
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