Laurie Hogin

Woman’s Work #42
oil on panel
5 1/4 x 5 7/8 in.

Laurie Hogin’s work has been reviewed in such periodicals as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum and Art in America. Her paintings are in collections across the country including the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, and the Addison Gallery of American Art. Hogin’s work has been exhibited at the Kemper Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo, the Chicago Cultural Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Hogin is a native of Chicago, and has been painting professionally since 1989 when she graduated with a MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Laurie Hogin examines painting as a site of social and economic culture. Her paintings mix glorified illustrations of the landscape and its natural bounty with a contemporary critique to discuss the discrepancy between systems of representation. Economic, political and social issues are raised using a visual vocabulary that draws on European painting traditions from the 17th through the 19th centuries. By utilizing Old Master painting techniques her discourse is enlarged to include the historical tension paintings represented in the relationship of class and commodity to history. Hogin employs the traditional voice of allegory to create images that reflect contemporary concerns.

© Laurie Hogin