Carrie Hoelzer

ink jet prints
9 x 12 in.

I have been interested in issues surrounding identity for as long as I can remember: the act of self labeling or having a label imposed upon you; how external feedback impacts self-perception; and ways in which behavior modification is enacted within groups to produce specific outcomes. The continuous process of de-constructing and re-constructing one’s self, as well as the process of trying to clarify and articulate the essence of self, which remain as constants amidst the unavoidable fluxes within environment, fascinates me. My work has been, and continues to be, an attempt at dissecting and closely examining interpersonal relationships, and at times broader societal trends, and to assign some sort of order, hence meaning, upon them.

I am very interested in art as a concept, versus the creation of the “precious object.” The issues I’m trying to interpret and quesiton in my work are not typically those that remain fixed in a static time or place – but rather, those that move through space and interact with it.

© Carrie Hoelzer