Erika b Hess is a painter recognized for her use and interest in color. Her paintings are about gender, motherhood, and the environment. She was born and is now based in Columbus, Ohio. She received her MFA from Boston University. She has been featured in various publications including, Poets and Artists, Fresh Paint, Charles River Journal, and Post Industrial Complex, a book released by the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Her work was selected by John Seed to be featured in, Fifty Memorable Artists 2015. She has also served on panels such as Cleveland Institute of Art’s, Feminism Now: Exposing the Truth, Boston University’s, Creative Capital: Building Collaborative Art Space, and was a visiting juror for Dayton Visual Art Center’s 2016-2018 Biennial Call for Exhibitions. In 2021 Hess was also a juror for the Cambridge Art Association. She created the podcast, I Like Your Work in 2019 and is a co-founder of MUSA Collective, an artist-run collective in Boston that was founded in 2017. Hess’ work has been exhibited nationally including Prince Street Gallery in NYC, Last Projects in Los Angeles, CA, and Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, MA. Her recent exhibitions include a 2021 group exhibition Taking Interest: Summer in the City, curated by Contemporary Art Matters, and a 2022 solo exhibition at Marietta College, How Long Has It Been Since You’ve Been Outside.
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