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MINDY HIRT

MINDY HIRT

Artist Work

Sphere Exertion
2009
String, wood and Starch
9" x 14" x 4"
Stochastic Algorithm
April 2001
String and wood
20 x 14 x 20 feet
Ardor
2009
String and Wood
5x5x4"
Stochastic Algorithm
April 2001
String and wood
20 x 14 x 20 feet
Geomorphology
2010
String and Wood
9" x 9" x 4"
Stochastic Algorithm
april 2001
string and wood
20 x 14 x 20 feet

Artist Information

Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Mindy Hirt is an emerging artist based in the Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland area. Her art has been exhibited and held in museums, and private collections and she actively exhibits in the Washington Metro region. Mindy was born in Westminster, Maryland in 1986. She received a BA from McDaniel College in Studio Art and Psychology and received her MFA from American University. Currently, Mindy lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland and is an adjunct professor at American University and McDaniel College. Mindy Hirt's work is generally related to action and methodology, often in response to physical space and time. The work is grounded in the process of making and the experience of site specificity. Ordered chaos, geometric vs. organic edifice and scientific investigations such as String Theory form the foundation of her research. Mindy's string installations are a response to not only architecture but also to the strength and form of the materials she uses. Her use of string presents a visual delicacy, balanced by the ample physicality and scale of the work. References to energy, memory, mapping, movement, growth, and object-ness often emerge. The next installation will be at the Conner Contemporary Gallery in Washington, DC.

Artist Bio

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2011 Rice Gallery, Westminster, MD. (Scheduled Solo Show) 2010 Academy 2010, Conner Contemporary Art Gallery, Washington, DC. Curated by Jamie Smith. Boxed In/Outside the Box, Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD. Composites II, Rotunda Gallery, Washington, DC. Composites, Katzen Art Museum, Washington, DC. Drawings, Rotunda Gallery, Washington, DC. ~700-635nm Show, George Washington University, Washington, DC. 2009 Stitched, Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA. Rotunda Show, Rotunda Gallery, Washington, DC. George Washington Exchange Show, George Washington University, Washington, DC. [P]review 2, Rotunda Gallery, Washington, DC. [P]review, Katzen Art Museum, Washington, DC. Spring Show, Rotunda Gallery, Washington, DC. Rotunda Show, Rotunda Gallery, Washington, DC. 2008 Honors Show, Rice Gallery, Westminster, MD. Capstone Show, Rice Gallery, Westminster, MD. Late Nights, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD. Salon de Refuse, Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD. Fall Show, Rice Gallery, Westminster, MD. Salon de Refuse, Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD LECTURES / VISITING ARTIST TALKS 2009 Artist Talk, American University, Washington, DC, invited by Molly Springfield Panel Discussion, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD 2008 Lecture, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD