Stephanie Temma Hier
Stephanie Temma Hier’s work emerges at the intersection of oil painting and ceramic sculpture. She creates meticulous figurative paintings, many featuring scenes of fruit and other consumables which then nestle within hand-built ceramic sculptures. Working mostly from found imagery and scouring the internet for content, Hier fixes the ephemeral stream of fleeting digital imagery into slow, hand-wrought processes and earthly materials. Her paintings interact with their sculptural pairings to create new narratives both rich in the use of art historical references and feather-light by the means of pop-cultural ephemera. The vision put forward in her work reminds us that no image, context, or framework exists in a vacuum.
Stephanie Temma Hier (b. 1992, Toronto, Canada) lives and works in New York. She holds a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, and studied at the Academy of Art Canada, Toronto. Recent solo exhibitions include Gallery Vacancy (Shanghai), David Dale (Glasgow), Franz Kaka (Toronto), Y2K Group (New York), Downs and Ross (New York), Neochrome Gallery (Turin). Recent group shows include Nino Mier Gallery (Los Angeles & Brussels), Arsenal Contemporary Art (New York), Fisher Parrish (Brooklyn), Three Four Three Four (Brooklyn), Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran (Montreal), Thierry Goldberg (New York), Galerie Plus One (Anvers), Anonymous Gallery (Mexico), Bureau (New York), The Kitchen (New York), Museo della Frutta (Turin), The Power Plant (Toronto), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and Johannes Vogt (New York). Hier was a finalist for the RBC Painting competition in 2016 and 2018 and is the recipient of multiple grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and has participated in residencies at Hospitalfield (Scotland) and Shandaken: Stormking (New York).
Born in Toronto, ON, in 1992
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York