Collection: Erika Ranee

Ranee’s paintings take cues from the minutiae of the natural world and pulls them together in an intuitive visual freestyle. Like pages from a journal, each artwork is an exercise in using paint to articulate a time capsule on paper and canvas. She builds each image through layering--documenting the detritus of daily experiences. Delicate and brusque marks are applied in response to external and internal atmospheric rhythms. Ranee received her MFA in Painting from UC Berkeley. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Painting. She has been awarded several studio grants and programs including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, AIRSpace/Abrons Arts Center and the AIM seminar program at the Bronx Museum. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, Hyperallergic and New American Paintings. Recent solo exhibitions in New York include BRIC/Project Room, Lesley Heller Gallery and Freight+Volume. Ranee works in New York and is faculty at New York University. Her work has also been exhibited at Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), Southampton Arts Center (NY), M. David & Co (NY), Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery (NY), BravinLee Programs (NY), Platform Project Space (NY) and Wild Palms in Dusseldorf, Germany.