Contemporary Art Obsession: Stephanie Hirsch

I have been following the career of my friend and talented contemporary artist Stephanie Hirsch for many years now. Her latest body of work, where pop art meets spirituality, is currently showing at the Lyons Wier Gallery in New York City until December 14th. Her art is also available at the esteemed Art Basel Miami show (December 5th through 8th, 2013). I am excited to share my obsession with Stephanie Hirsch's art with you--she is certainly one to watch!

All images courtesy of the Artist and Lyons Wier Gallery, New York

"Believe", 2013

Beads, Rhinestones and Embroidery on Canvas, 60 x 43 in / 152 x 109 cm

Throughout her use of beads, sequins and embroidery, Stephanie's canvases are "illuminated" with phrases of enlightenments and hope. The use of the figurative element humanizes her compositions and is based upon self-portraits driven by her fascination on the whole social media "selfie" craze. 

Inside the Lyons Wier Gallery: The Stephanie Hirsch exhibition, "I'd Rather Die on My Feet Than Live on My Knees."

"I'd Rather Die on My Feet Than Live On My Knees" (BLUE), 2013

Beads, Rhinestones and Embroidery on Canvas, 54 x 41 in / 137 x 104 cm

Hirsch states, “I was also inspired by Cindy Sherman’s work titled ‘Aging Socialite.’ Sherman perfectly executed the daunting look in the eyes that spoke of insecurity and fear of a life no longer lived. My fear of just existing while living promoted my ‘selfie’ study as well."

"Freedom," 2013

Beads and Embroidery on Canvas, 61 x 41 in / 155 x 104 cm

"I am also profoundly influenced by Barbara Kruger whose text based work questions autonomy and desire, which I yearn and struggle for within myself.”

"I Was Not Built To Break," 2013

Beads, Rhinestones and Embroidery, 58.5 x 40 in / 149 x 102 cm

Stephanie's work displayed at the Art Miami show!

Art Miami Install, December 5th-8th, 2013

"Freedom," 2013

Beads and Embroidery on Canvas, 61 x 41 in / 155 x 104 cm

Stephanie Hirsch has shown in exhibitions in New York, the Hamptons, Miami and San Francisco. She was a featured artist in Miami Design Districts Art Walk (2012) and showcased in the Mercedes Benz VIP lounge at Lincoln Center during New Fashion Week (2012). Hirsch was among 30 artists commissioned to create a unique commemorative crown for display in Harrods (London) in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. She is also the founder of Inca resort wear and author of "Mother Nurture" published by William Morrow (2008).

For more information and pricing contact:
Lyons Wier Gallery
542 West 24th Street, NY 10011


Stephanie Hirsch