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Stephen Hoskins
updated: 07/25/2014
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Meredith
Carianne I
Un/Familiar
Carianne IV
Mr. and Mrs. I
Mr. and Mrs. II
Mr. and Mrs. III
Emily and Wydown Run
Ms. Ann and the patterned comforter
rainbow striped shirt
green turtle neck
floral sweater
lace collar I
lace collar II
lace collar III
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, portraiture, repetition, pattern, identity
 
 
Meredith  by Stephen Hoskins
Meredith
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2009
94" x  46" 
Carianne I by Stephen Hoskins
Carianne I
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2009
31" x  20" 
Un/Familiar by Stephen Hoskins
Un/Familiar
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2009
43" x  62" 
Carianne IV by Stephen Hoskins
Carianne IV
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2009
30" x  21" 
Mr. and Mrs. I by Stephen Hoskins
Mr. and Mrs. I
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2010
29.5" x  21" 
Mr. and Mrs. II by Stephen Hoskins
Mr. and Mrs. II
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2010
29.75" x  21" 
Mr. and Mrs. III by Stephen Hoskins
Mr. and Mrs. III
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2010
29" x  21.25" 
Emily and Wydown Run by Stephen Hoskins
Emily and Wydown Run
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2010
29.5" x  20" 
Ms. Ann and the patterned comforter by Stephen Hoskins
Ms. Ann and the patterned comforter
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2010
29.75" x  21.5" 
rainbow striped shirt by Stephen Hoskins
rainbow striped shirt
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2012
29" x  20" 
green turtle neck by Stephen Hoskins
green turtle neck
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2012
29" x  22" 
floral sweater by Stephen Hoskins
floral sweater
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2012
29" x  22" 
lace collar I by Stephen Hoskins
lace collar I
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2012
29" x  21" 
lace collar II by Stephen Hoskins
lace collar II
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2012
28" x  21" 
lace collar III by Stephen Hoskins
lace collar III
gouache and colored pencil on paper
2012
29" x  20" 

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

   

The first series of works are a reflection of the changing nature of the relationships through the creation of drawn and painted portraits.  These portraits seek to render the likeness of the subject in the hope that acknowledges the changing and evolving perceptions we have about an individual based on our assumptions, experiences, and recollections.  I am seeking to represent each person as he or she is changing over time.  The subject in the paintings is the complex individual whom I have come to know.  

The second body of work is a series titled omissions.  Portraiture is the identification of a particular person. A person’s visual identity encompasses, among other things, his or her eyes, nose, mouth, age, race, posture, and dress.  We assess the person based on these visual cues: What is his or her expression?  Does the person wear glasses? How does the person style his or her hair? 

 

In this series, omissions, I explore the visual identity of a person when the information that we rely on most—a subject’s facial features—are missing.  These works challenged my approach to figure drawing and painting because I could not rely on the normal elements of the person when determining form, scale, and color range.  In addition, removing the subject’s facial features curtailed my natural desire to address the figure as a whole and forced me to address the other more subtle details of the subject’s representation.

 

With significant portions of the subject absent from a portrait, the viewer must assess other aspects of the person that may not otherwise be considered.  The viewer’s emotional and logical response to portraiture is necessarily altered as he or she judges the visual information presented and that which is ostensibly missing.

 

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION

 

2009                     

Washington University in St. Louis

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Master of Fine Arts, May 2009

 

2006                    

Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

Bachelor of Fine Arts, December 2006

 

 

EXHIBITION RECORD

2012

works on paper, The Gallery at Space Architecture + Design, St. Louis, MO

Solo Exhibition 

 

Configured & Reconfigured, The Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA

Group Exhibition 

 

omissions, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans LA

Solo Exhibition

 

NOLA NOW, Part II: The Human Figure, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA

Group Exhibition 

2011                     

Irene Rosenzweig 2011 Biennial Exhibition, Pine Bluff, AR

Juried Group Exhibition

 

SLU Faculty Exhibition, Boileau Hall, Saint Louis University, MO

Group Exhibition

 

Art by Choice, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS

Group Exhibition

                               

The Human Face, ARS Populi gallery, Saint Louis, MO

Group Exhibition

                               

Recent Paintings, U-City Public Library Gallery, University City, MO

Juried Solo Exhibition

 

Something Happened, The Luminary Center for the Arts, St. Louis University, MO

Group Exhibition

 

familiar, Bonsack Gallery, John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO

Juried Solo Exhibition

 

2010                     

SLU Faculty Exhibition, Boileau Hall, Saint Louis University, MO

Group Exhibition

 

NOCCA invitational alumni exhibition, Ken Kirschman Artspace, New Orleans, LA

Group Exhibition

 

These Numbers: A Group Exhibition, Uncommon Ground, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibition

 

reconsidered, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Solo Exhibition        

                

2009                                

SLU Faculty Exhibition, Boileau Hall, Saint Louis University, MO

Group Exhibition

 

The 13th Annual No Dead Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Juried  Group Exhibition

 

Review, The Front, New Orleans, LA

Solo Exhibition

 

Human Nature: His/Hers, Art Saint Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Juried Group Exhibition