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 Her paintings interact with their sculptural pairings to create new narratives both rich in the use of art historical references and feather-light by the means of pop-cultural ephemera.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 Gallery Vacancy (Shanghai), Nino Meier (Los Angeles and Brussels), David Dale (Glasgow), Y2K Group (New York), Downs and Ross (New York), Neochrome Gallery (Turin), and Bradley Ertaskiran (Montreal). Recent group shows include Kotaro Nukaga (Tokyo), Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels), The Kitchen (New York), The Power Plant (Toronto), and the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), among others.


Born in Toronto, ON, in 1992

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York