Biography & Statement

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Adrianna Speer is a visual artist and educator living in Youngsville, Louisiana. She received her BFA from Louisiana State University in Painting and Drawing and her MFA from Louisiana Tech University in Studio Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally in venues such as Site:Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY, Verum Ultimum Gallery, in Portland, OR, Jones Gallery in Kansas City, MO, and Jag Gallery in Key West, FL.  She has also attended national and international artist residency programs such as Taleamor Park in Indiana, Burren College of Art in Ireland, and Atelier de la Rose in France. Speer is a current faculty member of Louisiana State University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and South Louisiana Community College.

My work is deeply rooted in the large and small dramas of the experiential. When studying a happening, place, or landscape, I investigate each environment critically to discover nuance and beauty in what could be overlooked and over-familiarized. I create site-specific visual languages developed from intimate immediate and long-term impressions. The language of shapes, colors, material usage, and techniques I use in my work is informed by physical and metaphysical manifestations as related to culture, weather, flora, fauna, visual and physical textures, qualities of light, localized colors, and natural phenomena. My paintings are developed by processing sensory information with naivety and child-like wonder in the hopes of capturing its essence.