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Adrian Hatfield
Ferndale, Michigan

Wayne State University, Associate Professor


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My art takes its cues from visual languages developed in various scientific arenas and which are used, in part, to make huge amounts of information digestible. These include scientific illustration, museum presentation and diorama. I am interested in exploring how the reductive nature of these languages creates the comforting illusion of a more complete understanding of their subjects. Simultaneously, I borrow from the language of nineteenth-century Romantic landscape paintings, which also attempt to distill vast and mysterious subject matter into comprehensible portrayals.





born: 1969, Toledo, Ohio



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


selected publications

Studio Visit Magazine, Boston, Massachusetts, Open Press Studios, 2013


selected solo or two-person exhibits

King of the Impossible, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana, 2011
Adrian Hatfield: Recent Works, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 2009
Altered States, Jack the Pelican Presents, New York, New York, 2008
Suitable Illusions, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, Arizona, 2008


selected group shows

A Rose is a Rose, The Butcher's Daughter, New York, New York, 2014
Reality Distort, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, New York, 2014
International Painting NYC 3, Jeffrey Leger Gallery, New York, New York, 2014
Collector's Choice, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, California, 2014



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