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Adrian Hatfield
Ferndale, Michigan

Wayne State University, Assistant Professor

page 94-96

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Adrian Hatfield's multi-media art examines the modes of visual communication developed within religion, science, and 19th century Romantic landscape painting, all of which endeavor to encapsulate or distil incredibly vast subject matter.  His work presents science through the lens of mythology in order to celebrate the unknown. It borrows from scientific illustration and diorama, as well as religious shrines and altars. The work attempts to depict how the reductive nature of these languages reinforces the comforting illusion of a more complete understanding of their respective subjects.


born: 1969, Toledo, Ohio


Ohio University, MFA, 2003
The Ohio State University, BFA, 1996

selected awards/honors

SIM Artist Residency, Reykavik, Iceland, 2012
NES Artist Residency, Skagastrond, Iceland, 2011

selected solo or two-person exhibits

South Bend Museum of Art, Solo Exhibition, South Bend, IN, 2011
ARC Gallery: Adrian Hatfield, Solo Exhibition, Chicago, IL, 2009
Jack the Pelican Presents: Altered States, Two-Person Exhibition, New York, NY, 2008
Northern Arizona University Art Museum: Suitable Illusions, Solo Exhibition, Flagstaff, AZ, 2008


selected group shows

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art: Top 40, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
Open Concept Gallery: Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI, 2011
The Butcher's Daughter: Me/We, Ferndale, MI, 2011


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