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Loretta Mae

Germany

BIOGRAPHY

biography under completion

Focusing on matters of identity, the work of Loretta Mae Hirsch can be viewed as an extended narrative of conflicting female roles. The scenes she portrays are inspired by the female condition and the artist’s personal history alike. Contemplating her own cultural identity in conjunction with femininity in general, gender-related mythologies, and contemporary society, she addresses the issues related to the physical and mental state of women today. Executed in the form of delicate, figurative drawings, Loretta Mae’s works present a range of recurring themes such as the color red, the ribbon, and especially the deer - “der Hirsch” in German.

Born in Oklahoma, Loretta Mae Hirsch studies at Glasgow School of Art, completing her BFA at Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2011, she obtained her MFA at the New York Academy of Art. A world traveler, she developed a distinguishable visual language over the years of depicting an elaborate personal mythology. She uses both traditional and unconventional materials, from ink, pencil, markers, and paper, to glitter and sequins. She participated in over 50 international group exhibitions and performances and realized five solo exhibitions to date.
Loretta Mae Hirsch lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

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EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions
2014 - RED. Wade Maxx Gallery, Montclair, NJ (catalogue)
2011 - Infinite Desire. Hionas Gallery. New York, NY (catalogue)
2008 - The Complex Package. Splashlight Studios. New York, NY
2004 - Duet. Flat 38. Jacksonville, FL
2001 - Come and See Inside a Nice Girl. Gallery 100. Atlanta, GA

Group Exhibitions & Performances
2016 - Girls I Love. Love Museum. Curated by Marina Press & Amy van Doran. New York, NY
2016 - Call of the Wild. Art Southampton & NYAA. Curated by Brooke Shields & David Kratz. Bridgehampton, NY
2016 - In The Raw: The Female Gaze On The Nude. Untitled. New York, NY
2016 - O Nature! My Nurture! Royal Society of American Art. Brooklyn, NY
2015-16 - Here’s Looking Back at You: Images of Woman from the Collection of Eileen K. Inc. Curated by Saul Ostrow, ESKFF at Mana Contemporary. Jersey City, NJ
2015 - Once Upon A Time. NYAA, New York, NY
2014 - Art From The Heart. Gowanus Loft & The Vanderbilt Republic, Curated by Katie Peyton, Brooklyn, NY
2014 - Loretta Hirsch, Robert Moreland, Tim Liddy. Exhibit by Aberson, Tulsa, OK
2014 - FloraXFauna. (wo)manorial, Online exhibition
2013 - Summer Exhibition. Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY
2012 - Elegantly Wasted. Littlefield Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 - 2 X 2. Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation, Jersey City, NJ
2012 - Wildlife in the Post-Natural Age. Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
2012 - Year One. Hionas Gallery, NY
2012 - Foolsgold Valentine?s. RH Gallery. NY
2011 - Foolsgold Sanctuary. Noe Space. NY
2011 - Take Home a Nude. Honoring John Richardson & Jenny Saville, Sotheby?s. NY
2011 - Show and Tell. Mobile Group Exhibition. NY
2011 - Group Show. Flowers Gallery. NY
2011 - A Meeting of Minds. 4th Floor Gallery, NYAA. NY
2011 - Global Art Projects, At Home and Abroad Exhibition Series. Curated by Abraham Lubelski. Broadway Gallery. NY
2011 - Uncharted. Thesis Exhibition. New York Academy of Art. NY (catalogue)
2011 - Tribeca Ball. Fourth Floor Studio. NYAA. NY
2011 - A Look Within. Paola Hernandez Fall 2011 Fashion Show. Live Drawing Performance, W Hotel on Lexington. NY
2011 - Eros and Obsession. 2nd Floor Gallery, NYAA. NY
2010 - Visual Vaudeville. T.O.A.S.T. NY
2010 - Take Home a Nude. Honoring Eric Fischl, Sotheby?s. NY
2010 - Summer Exhibition. Juried by George Adams, Clarissa Dalrymple & Kurt Kauper. NYAA. NY
2010 - Single Fare. Studio at 224 Grand. Brooklyn, NY
2009 - The Exquisite Corpse Project. Gowanus Studio Space. Brooklyn, NY
2009 - Sketch Book Pages. 5th Floor Gallery, NYAA. NY
2009 - Ten in a Million. Part 1. Sharine Productions, Live Drawing Performance. Empire Hotel Rooftop. NY
2008 - Floosie. Supreme Trading. Brooklyn, NY
2008 - Manifestations of the Imagination II. Gallerie Icosahedron. NY
2006 - Small Works. Gallery 402. NY
2006 - Group Show. Wishing Springs Gallery. Bella Vista, AR
2004 - Women and Self-portraiture. Swan Coach House Gallery. Curator Marianne Lambert. Atlanta, GA
2004 - Skatebording in Sarajevo. Video Performance. Directed by Carol LaFayette, Poem by Jerry Cullum
2004 - Theatre of Selfhood. Eyedrum Gallery. Curator Jerry Cullum, Art Papers Senior Editor. Atlanta, GA
2004 - 1st Livingroom Series. Atlanta, GA
2003 - Atlanta Biennial. Contemporary Art Center. Curator Franklin Sirmans of NYC. Atlanta, GA (catalogue)
2003 - Valentines Show. Beacon Hill Studios. Atlanta, GA
2003 - Leaving. Edgewood Lofts. Atlanta, GA
2002 - No Agenda but Their Own. Agnes Scott College, Dalton Gallery. Curator Jerry Cullum, Art Papers Senior Editor. Atlanta, GA (catalogue)
2002 - Small Works. Edgewood Lofts. Atlanta, GA
2002 - ALCI Garden Party. Radial Cafe. Atlanta, GA
2002 - Holiday Show. Beacon Hill Studios. Decatur, GA
2002 - Decisions. Young Blood Gallery. Atlanta, GA
2001 - Does it Itch? Czigan Rummel Gallery. Jacksonville, FL
2001 - Exit 2001. ACA Gallery. Atlanta, GA
2001 - Drawing Exhibition. Young Blood Gallery. Atlanta, GA 2001 - Kultur. Art Farm. Atlanta, GA
2000 - Juried Show. ACA Gallery. Curator Ron Plat. Atlanta, GA
2000 - Group Show. Chapmen Waren Co. Scotland, UK
2000 - Group Show. Newberry Gallery. Scotland, UK
1999 - 2D Cowboys. Performance Installation. Amarillo, TX
1998 - Gene Allcott Awarded Show. Colony Square Gallery. Atlanta, GA
1997 - Small Paintings. Gallery 100. Atlanta, GA

Education
2011 - New York Academy of Art, MFA
2001 - Savannah College of Art and Design, BFA
1999 - 2000 - Glasgow School of Art, Undergraduate studies

Art Residencies
2015 December - Arteles Creative Center, Finland

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Loretta Mae

Huntress

41.6 x 36.7 x 0.1 Cm
Drawing

800 €

Loretta Mae

Star Gazing

41.6 x 36.7 x 0.1 Cm
Drawing

800 €

Loretta Mae

On View

29.5 x 20.9 x 0.1 Cm
Drawing

700 €

Loretta Mae

Protection Spell

29.5 x 20.9 x 0.1 Cm
Drawing

700 €

Loretta Mae

Love Letter

29.5 x 20.9 x 0.1 Cm
Drawing

700 €

Loretta Mae

String of Pearls

29.5 x 20.9 x 0.1 Cm
Drawing

700 €

Loretta Mae

Masquerade

22.2 x 20.9 x 0.1 Cm
Drawing

600 €
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