Stephanie Temma Hier

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 Her paintings interact with their sculptural pairings to create new narratives both rich in the use of art historical references and feather-light by the means of pop-cultural ephemera.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, Ontario) lives and works in Brooklyn, 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). Notable solo exhibitions include Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal), Gallery Vacancy (Shanghai), Nino Meier (Los Angeles & Brussels), David Dale (Glasgow), Downs and Ross (New York), and Neochrome Gallery (Turin). Recent group shows include Kotaro Nukaga (Tokyo), Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), The Kitchen (New York), Galerie Hussenot (Paris), Kasmin Gallery (New York), Friends Indeed Gallery (San Francisco) The Power Plant (Toronto), and the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), among others. Stephanie Temma Hier’s work is found in the permanent collections of the X Museum (Beijing), The Contemporary Art Foundation (Tokyo), the Longlati Foundation (Shanghai), ICA Miami (Miami), and the Mint Museum (Charlotte).

Born in Toronto, ON, in 1992

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York