Kurt Herrmann is a painter from the hills of Appalachia in central Pennsylvania who does both figurative and abstract work but above all is a colorist at heart. Herrmann has exhibited nationally and internationally since graduating from Lock Haven University in 1995. He’s shown at Yard Dog Gallery, Austin TX, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia PA, The Cleveland International Airport, The Omaha Museum of Art, Shoom Gallery in St. Petersburg, Russia, The Baikmin Museum of Bosung Gun, in South Korea, and Firecat Projects in Chicago. In 2016 he was commissioned by Lock Haven University to create two large canvases for their newly renovated Ulmer Hall. This winter he created his fifth beer label for Elk Creek Café + Aleworks in Millheim, PA, USA, and in 2017 he’s slated for his first solo show in Sydney, Australia (Anala Art), a 2 person shows in Hobart, Australia (Penny Contemporary) and a solo show in Chicago (Sidewinder Gallery). He lives and works in the mountains of central Pennsylvania where he recently built a new studio.
Artist statement for Kurt Herrmann :
“ I was born and raised in a small town in central Pennsylvania where the landscape, seasons, and wildlife profoundly influenced who I am and what I do. These elements possess infinite mood, and are ever changing in feel, look and sound. By the time I graduated from college in 1995 I was painting every day. Painting, like everything else has few absolutes – dead right can be dead wrong, beautiful can be grotesque, stupid can be sublime, and funny can be terrifying – all at the same time. My paintings don’t represent anything, they are themselves – the way a song is a song and the sky is the sky.”