Using organic and synthetic dyes and raw pigments mixed primarily with water on raw canvas and muslin, Loren Erdrich creates atmospheric images that drift in and out of focus and wholly embody the unpredictable nature and fluidity of water. Figures merge with their environments and at times disappear completely. Erdrich guides us into a realm existing somewhere between the tangible earthly world and the spiritual beyond.
Loren Erdrich (b.1978) is a painter living and working in New York. Most recently, Erdrich exhibited at the 2022 Armory Show in a two-person presentation with Shrine of NYC. She has also notably exhibited in New York with Shrine, Harper’s and at the Spring Break Art Show, in Detroit with Wasserman Projects, in Los Angeles with Nicodim Gallery, and in the UK with Guts Gallery, amongst others. She has been awarded residencies at the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Jentel Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute, Sculpture Space, Vermont Studio Center and thrice at Art Farm Nebraska. Erdrich is represented by Shrine in NYC.
Erdrich also frequently collaborates with the poet Sierra Nelson, coauthoring the award winning I Take Back the Sponge Cake (published by Rose Metal Press, 2012) and Isolation (limited edition artist book, 2020).