Adriane Herman investigates consumption through appropriated imagery and media ranging from archival to edible. She is represented by Western Exhibitions in Chicago. Checking It Twice, her solo exhibition at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, monumentalized evidence of human intention toward action as manifested in grocery and other “to do” lists. Recent group exhibitions include those at Adam Baumgold Gallery (New York); The Dalarnas Museum (Falun, Sweden); Portland Museum of Art; The International Print Center New York; Whitney Artworks (Portland); and chosen barren land (Tainan, Taiwan). Herman’s Limited Edition Cookies were included in Digital: Printmaking Now at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and her higher fiber work has been collected by The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Progressive Corporation, and The Walker Art Center. Her independent efforts to normalize consumption of fine art dovetail with collaborative efforts such as Slop Art and projects undertaken with students at Maine College of Art, such as Long Overdue: Book Renewal, which yielded 175 artworks temporarily collectible through Portland Public Library. Herman has explored content in context with BFA and MFA students at Kansas City Art Institute and Maine College of Art, where she is currently Associate Professor. Herman curated the 2010 exhibition Mind-Bending with the Mundane at MECA’s Institute of Contemporary Art. She has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission and the
Charlotte Street Foundation.
Herman holds a B.A. from Smith College and an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.