Erin Holscher Almazan

My work is driven by my experience as a female-identifying artist.  I am interested in the complexities and dualities that exist within our female identities. I use individual and group portraiture and self-portraiture as a vehicle for examining the spectrum of our internal compositions; that we are complex and multi-dimensional creatures capable of good and bad, built from light and dark and from nature, nurture, influence, and self-awareness.  Sexual undertones, gendered rituals, memories of girlhood, and the desire for approval are embedded within the work.  I draw, paint, and print to capture the breadth of emotive and behavioral facets to our identities and dynamics.  I am interested in witnessing and taking part in the unfolding of these dynamics, from secrecy to solidarity.