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Marie Hermann

Assistant Professor

MFA, Royal College of Art; BFA, University Of Westminster

I want the object to exist in a sort of liminal space between easy recognizable everyday objects and forms that are hinting of that familiar object we know so well but has a ambiguity about them as of what they precisely are, what function do they play out. The repetition of our actions in a domestic spear, and the Stilleben that occurred as a result of those actions. It is in this specific moment in time where one object is placed accidental next to another that has become essential to my work. As if we have the timeline in constant flux I make the decision on where to cut out one image and create that as a memory of what once was before it moved on to become something else. The objects I make are always movable, they are thought of in one specific position, but I, on purpose, do not fix them onto the shelf. I want there to be the possibility of movement, if for nothing else then as a gesture of the possibilities of a hundred different scenarios, a hundred different ways this moment in time could have developed, could have played out with this specific object at this specific time.

In 2014, Hermann was part of the exhibition, “Another Look at Detroit: Parts 1 and 2,” curated by Todd Levin at Marianne Boesky Gallery and Marlborough Chelsea. Hermann’s Solo exhibitions include:

  • “And dusk turned dawn, Blackthorn” at Simone de Sousa gallery 2014
  • “A Gentle Blow to the Rock” at Gallery NEC Hong Kong
  • "untitled" at Galerie Nec, Paris, France
  • “Stillness in the Glorious Wilderness” at Gallery Matin, in Los Angeles
  • “The only thing I can think about is yellow” at Egg in London
  • “To The legion of the Lost” in London
  • “A joyful gathering of a defenceless legion”, in Los Angeles

Additionally, she has been included in numerous group exhibitions in USA, Denmark, Italy, China, Sweeden and Germany.

Hermann’s work is represented in the collections of The Danish Art Foundation; The Denver Art Museum; Servre Museum, France; Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Norway;,The Jingdezhen Ceramic Art Museum, China; and The Rothschild Collection, Waddesdon Manor, UK.

She was awarded the 2013 Kresge Artist Fellowships, the Danish Art Foundation grant in 2014, 2012 and 2009 and the Annie and Otto Johs. Detlefs’ grant for young experimental ceramic artist in 2010. Hermann’s work had been reviewed by major publications like the, Artforum, The Daily Beast, Blueprint, and Ceramic Review. She is also Curator and Co-director of Sixpm project space, UK, and a juror at the Biennale Internationale de Vallauris, France in 2010. She is currently a visiting assistant professor at CCS in Detroit.