Biography & Statement
Adrianna Speer is a visual artist and educator living in Denver, Colorado. 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. 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 currently teaches at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in the Foundations Department.
I make works incorporating a series of rudimentary shapes influenced by natural and unnatural land formations, phenomena, and paradoxical happenings. I am interested in exploring the transient quality of two- and three-dimensional works by attempting to create shifts in time and space within a stationary art object. My goal is to create images and objects suggesting multi-purpose locations, figurative manifestations, and to visualize coexistences physical and metaphysical forces in harmony and opposition. Emphasized by repetition, mirrored imaging, color gradients, collage, and gestural mark making, my works are developed with a methodical albeit experimental mixed media approach.