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Erika Ranee

Erika Ranee’s paintings evoke the passage of time as she builds up color and mark through multivarious processes. She employs a wide array of materials in her work, including acrylic, spray paint, graphite, shellac, and collage. Her resulting inventions of glassy color lacquers, crackled earth-toned pigments, atomized sprays of dayglo, and inscribed linear elements conjure a complex and beguiling language of visual forms.

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Erika Ranee Awarded "Anonymous Was A Woman" Grant

Erika Ranee is one of the 2023 recipients of the Anonymous Was A Woman award. The grant-making nonprofit that has awarded over $7 million to women-identifying artists since 1996.

Museum Exhibition

Erika Ranee at Moss Arts Center

"How Are Things on My End," a solo show of Erika Ranee paintings is on view at the Moss Arts Center in Virginia. "Ranee pokes fun at selfie culture and the narcissism inherent with being an artist and making art about oneself through the titling of her exhibition and artworks. In the show title, How Are Things on My End, Ranee switches 'your' with 'me.' In doing so, Ranee says, '[it] flips the switch on typical caring comments' and serves as a 'play on selfie/me/vain culture.'" The exhibition is on view June 6 - August 30, 2024.

Press

What to See in N.Y.C. Galleries in June

Erika Ranee was singled out in a New York Times review of Painting Deconstructed, a group show at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, NY. You can read the review here.

Outside Exhibition

Tamara Gonzales and Erika Ranee in a Group Show

Erika Ranee and Tamara Gonzales have artworks exhibited in Christmas in July, a group show curated by Wells Chandler. The show, presented by Andrew Rafacz and hosted by NADA, is on view July 10 through August 1, 2024.

Outside Exhibition

Erika Ranee at Springs Projects

Erika Ranee has paintings inclued in Bluets and Blue, a group show at Springs Projects in DUMBO, New York. "Inspired by a passage from gender-defying author Maggie Nelson’s ‘Bluets’, the exhibition looks at brokeness or transition in a material way — to color, to prying apart form and to what happens in crevices and gaps of things that are pulled apart." The exhibition is on view June 6 - July 22, 2024.

Catalog for Purchase

Erika Ranee All Natural, 2023

Erika Ranee All Natural (2023), a catalog produced on the occasion of the artist’s solo show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery is available for purchase! The catalogue consists of 28 pages in full color.

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Alone with my thoughts

Edition No.16 of KLAUSGALLERY.CLOUD documents the process of creating a new painting, ultimately titled “Alone with My Thoughts” by Erika Ranee

Acquisition

Studio Museum Acquires Erika Ranee

Erika Ranee's painting Give Mummy a Big Kiss for Me (2013) was acquired by The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Press

Erika Ranee in Bomb Magazine

An extensive interview with Erika Ranee by artist Cordy Ryman was recently published in Bomb Magazine.