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Recent Works by Hope Thier
June 8, 2015 @ 8:00 am - June 25, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Recent Works by Hope Thier June 8 – 25, 2015
Public Reception for artist Hope Thier from 5:30 – 7:30 pm June 17, 2015
Hope’s mixed media works stitch together the poetic themes of lost narratives and collective memory with her interests in story telling and the artistic process.
Hope Thier received her Master of Arts in 2014 and Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012 from Minnesota State University-Mankato. She is a recipient of the 2014 Toy Wilson Blethen Fine Arts Award, Nadine B. Andreas Graduate Teaching Assistantship and several juried awards from exhibitions around the Midwest
She has taught at Minnesota State University-Mankato, the Arts Center of St. Peter, and served as the Program Director for Twin Rivers Council for the Arts’ festival Arts by the River and as President for Student League for two years. She currently lives and works in West St. Paul, MN.
While snooping through my great grandmother’s belongings, I found late 19th and early 20th century photographs and stories of untold familial histories, from that of my own family and others. I have taken to adopting these families, and I am attracted to these almost forgotten narratives and developing these incomplete truths about past relatives into fictionalized characters and false histories.
I strive to develop a chaotic but structured quality in my work. While doing so, I explore relationships. The relationships evolve between myself and the material, myself and the characters, and the characters and the material. By observing and learning from the processes of ceramics, welding, photography and other areas I incorporate those techniques into my paintings.
For more information about the artist visit http://www.hopethier.net/