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Adriane Herman

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Adriane Herman is a shape-shifting artist that studies accumulation and release in our physical and emotional landscapes.

A 2019 Kindling Fund recipient, Herman is also a MECA MFA Professor.

Born in New York City, Herman currently lives in Southern Maine, where the local recycling center offers her inspiration in forms such as waxing and waning piles of discarded wood scraps that she likens to a compost pile rife with manifestations of human intention, aspiration, accomplishment, procrastination, and all the other stuff of life, including its completion.

Herman’s work is in major collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; The Progressive Corporation; The Walker Art Center; and The Ulrich Museum.

Herman holds a B.A. from Smith College, an M.F.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Level II Wilton Method Cake Decorating certificate. She has been an artist in residence in Varanasi, India; Weymouth, Nova Scotia; Yarmouth, Maine; Kansas City; and Coatepec, Mexico, and has lectured at over fifty institutions.

Follow Adriane Herman on Instagram: @listress

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