Biography & Statement
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 including but not limited to 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 residency programs such as Taleamor Park in Indiana, Burren College of Art in Ireland, and Atelier de la Rose in France. Speer is a faculty member of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and South Louisiana Community College.
I am interested in identity, mood, and a sense of place. My goal is to balance jarring and harmonious mixed-media compositions to evoke sentimentality, mischievousness, and whimsy. I investigate the idiosyncrasies of the present, such as my immediate surroundings, environment, and the past, via photographs and memories. I combine both into a singular image, simultaneously hiding and revealing narratives. Dissecting and collating both past and present creates a self-reflexive moment of stillness and chaos, in-betweenness, and examines the complexities of contemporary existentialism.