Linked Lingam in Green, Yellow, and Mauve

Loie Hollowell

Linked Lingam in Green, Yellow, and Mauve , 2016

28.0 x 21.0 Inches
Oil on linen
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About the artist

Loie Hollowell

Loie Hollowell (b. 1983) is a New York-based painter known for abstracting the female figure through light, volume, and geometric shape exploration. Within the past several years, she has become one of the most fiercely sought-after artists. Originating in autobiography and central to Hollowell’s practice is her unique exploration of sexuality through allusions to the female form and otherworldly landscapes, using symmetry, color, and abstract sacred iconography.

Hollowell is also recognized for her paintings that evoke bodily landscapes and the sensual essence of women’s bodies. She employs geometric shapes to move the female figure and its movements into abstraction. Hollowell’s style began in graduate school, where she explored the use of gradient staining techniques on cotton supports as a metaphor for intimate spaces, meditations on sleep and bodily fluids. These canvases evolved into paintings that introduce the female figure, as well as the use of reflection and mirroring. She once said, “In my head, my paintings are realistic depictions of bodies and actions. Even though I’m constantly trying to push the figure into an abstract space, I can never get the realism of where it originated out of my head.”

Loie Hollowell (b. 1983 in Woodland, CA) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She earned a BFA from the University of California in 2005 and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. Hollowell was the recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Award, a residency at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, and the Queens Art Fund Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include “Plumb Line” at Pace Gallery, New York and “One Opening Leads to Another” at GRIMM in Amsterdam. Her work resides in the collections of the Arts Council England, London, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the David Roberts Art Foundation, London.

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