Loren Erdrich American, b. 1978


"Water, the ultimate disobeyer of boundaries, takes a primary material role in my process - synthetic and organic pigments and dyes are applied unbound, mixed solely with water, to canvas and muslin. Forms return to the third dimension through air dried ceramic works painted with water-based media. Whether it be clay, paper or fabric, forms simultaneously emerge and dissolve as water erodes the rigidity of the medium and ground. I savor the push/pull between deliberate and unintentional movements."

Erdrich lives and works in New York, NY and has been awarded residencies at the Jentel Foundation, Burren College of Art, Santa Fe Art Institute, thrice at Art Farm Nebraska, Sculpture Space and the Vermont Studio Center. She holds an MFA from the Burren College of Art at the National University of Ireland, a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Loren Erdrich, Your Face Is Bangin’, 2018
    Loren Erdrich
    Your Face Is Bangin’, 2018
    Water, organic and synthetic dye on canvas
    30.5 x 33 cm