Marcy Hermansader (b. 1951 Glen Cove, NY) is a mixed media artist living and working in Vermont. Hermansader’s unique style of painting involves using a variety of materials that evoke the natural world, including thread, collage, fabric, paint, and colored pencil. Her purposeful choice of materials grows out of the subjects of her work – often sylvan, otherworldly landscapes and renderings of flora and fauna — as subject and emotion preclude the means of expression Hermansader takes. Her work tends to alternate between inward focus and engagement with issues in the larger world, such as war, industrial accidents, and the experiences of people with disabilities. Regardless of her content, her pieces are deeply personal reflections on the world around her, whether that be relationships with nature or other people.
Hermansader earned a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art, where she studied with Cynthia Carlson, Ree Morton, and Rafael Ferrer. She has had solo shows across the United States, including those at Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, MA), The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA), and the DeCordova Museum (Lincoln, MA), among others. Hermansader has participated in over fifty group exhibitions including Interfaces: Outsider Art and the Mainstream at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA), The Drawn Page at the Aldrich Museum (Ridgefield, CT), and Curator’s Choice at the Bronx Museum (Bronx, NY). Her work can be found in the permanent collections of various museums, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Bowdoin College Museum (Brunswick, ME), and The Minneapolis Institute of Art (Minneapolis, MN).
Hermansader is represented by Mother Gallery, New York, NY