About the Artist
Adrian Hatfield’s works are included in the public collections of The University of Michigan, The South Bend Museum of Art, Northern Arizona University Art Museum, and The University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland. Solo exhibition venues include The South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend IN, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, and Biggin Gallery, Auburn University. Two-person and small group exhibitions venues include The Butcher’s Daughter, New York, NY, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, NY and Jack the Pelican Presents, New York, NY. Publications include The Manifest Press International Painting Annual, Fresh Paint Magazine, Studio Visit Magazine and Essay’d.
My work is fueled by anxiety about our current environmental crisis, and it reflects an attempt to view these events through the lens of geologic time. I may experience enduring dismay at the prospects of rising oceans, shrinking agricultural production, increased natural disasters and mass extinction, but I also recognize that the processes of life and evolution will continue with or without us. New ecosystems will emerge and new species will thrive. I find this process inspiring and immensely beautiful, as well as a bit comforting in the face of potential disaster. I try to convey both the dread, the splendor, along with the absurdity of human inaction in work that samples and recombines elements from art history, illustration, and pop culture
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