"Uncertainty has been a constant companion of mine. I've decided that I'd rather live my truth, and possibly fail horribly, than be someone else and disappear."
-Alexandra Hemrick for Inbtwn Magazine
2019 ‘Be. Long. Ing.’ I Like Your Work Podcast Online Juried Exhibition
2019 Rockwall Gallery, Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl, Nashville, TN
2019 Hambidge Auction, $100 Works Section
2019 InstaShow, Spruill Gallery, Dunwoody GA
2019 Postcard Pinup, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2019 Cheap, Cheap Art Fair, Live painting & Display of Work, The Mast, Atlanta, GA
2019 Dead Ringer 3, Future Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2019 Flat File, The Mast, Atlanta, GA
2019 GIFC Velvet Ropes, Galleri Golsa, Oslo, Norway
2018 Mail Art Biennial, Ground Floor BK, Brooklyn, NY
2019 IMPRINTS, Art Center, Sarasota, FL
2019 GIFC, Elephant Gallery, Nashville, TN
2019 Speak Muse, In Passing NYC, NY
2019 GIFC, The Hole, NYC
2019 Looks Good on Paper, Spruill Gallery, Dunwoody, GA
2019 EngageMINT Auction, Hathaway Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2019 Small Works Show, Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West
2019 ‘EVERYTHING | NOTHING,’ Outdoor Installation, Salon Suburbia, Dunwoody, GA
2018 Postcard Pinup, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2018 Salon Suburbia, Dunwoody, GA
2018 Chalk Mural for Trees Atlanta, Audubon Society @ Piedmont Park
2018 Activating the Apparatus, StrangeMatter ATL, Atlanta, GA
2020 Dream House Residency
2019-2020 Round 2, Year-Long Therapeutic Artist Residency Group (TAR GROUP), Atlanta, GA
Pretty Girls Making Cool Shit, “Alexandra Hemrick.” August 27, 2019
Tuscano, Shelly. “Art + Life with Alexandra Hemrick.” Voyage ATL. September 5, 2018
Tuscano, Shelly. “Atlanta Arts & Culture Weekly Review.” Voyage ATL. August 3, 2018.
Seamans, Taylor. “Uncertainty.” Inbtwn Magazine. Volume 6, May 21, 2018, p. 51
Genis, Leia, “UTB Zine: Painting,” Winter 2020, p. 18
October 19 2019 “The Well of Memory by Scott Silvey” Salon Suburbia, Dunwoody, GA
April 2019 “EVERYTHING | NOTHING” Salon Suburbia, Dunwoody, GA.
November 2018 “Salon Suburbia”
My work is defined by its use of the common, often mundane, visual language of the suburbs and domestic life which become exaggerated and exalted through surrealism and starkly contrasted colors in order to transcend their lowly status, becoming meaningful symbols. Inspired by the relentless, and sometimes needless landscaping of the suburbs, I loosely reference tightly manicured French gardens as well as the shrubbery on my own street, before inserting the female form as part of the landscape. As humans have historically tried to control nature for their ends, so too has the patriarchy used its power and privilege to wield control over society and our societal structures. Symbols such as a common garden trellis take on new meaning where growth is allowed, but only where you want it, and only so high.
Alexandra Hemrick is a visual artist, and curator of ongoing project, "Salon Suburbia," in Dunwoody, Georgia.