Fiona Hernuss, (b.1970, Vienna, Austria) – Fine Artist
Lives, paints and studied in Austria, the USA, France, Germany and Portugal.
Fiona Hernuss is a classically trained fine artist, working primarily in oils. Her work is mostly representational and refers to the complexity of the human condition. Hernuss' work often depicts animals and objects that camouflage and very intentionally soften the hard blows of the diverse human induced realities being addressed.
Hernuss’ allegorical interpretations of the manifold issues of mankind, allow the viewer to observe and experience the discussed content in a visually more bearable and esthetically pleasing way. By „toning it down“, making disturbing, critical and unpleasant issues more appealing to deal with, Hernuss keeps the connection to her audience open – paving the path for discussion and contemplation that carries on beyond the visual – always aspiring to spark a flame for new insight.
Hernuss’ art can be perceived as light weight and deeply profound at the same time.
Her work has been described as monumental, sincere, dignified, technically, conceptually and color wise highly appealing and reaches out to a wide audience of all ages.
1998 Master of Fine Arts, New York Academy of Figurative Art, New York, NY, USA
1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, Paris, France and New York, NY, USA
2015 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA (forthcoming)
2014 SHARKMANIA, Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
2014 PU Show - Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2014 Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s, New York, USA
2010 On a Blind Date With Art, Med and More International, Vienna, Austria
2008 Three - Person Exhibition, Artware, Vienna, Austria
2006 Crucifixions , Sculpture / Installation, Artknallhart by BE Gallery, Oldenburg, Germany
2001 Kunst im Stall, Sterntalerhof, Oldenburg, Germany
1998 Diploma Project Exhibition, Tribecca Hall Gallery, New York Academy of Art, New York, USA
Perry, Mark: “Gefaehrdete Haie”, Kronebunt, 14.08.2011, p. 4-5
Spiegler, Almuth: „Aufs Fell gerückt“, Die Presse (Schaufenster), 2008, p. 50 – 55
Holiczki, Walter: “Die Malerin der Tiere”, Wirtschaftstreuhänder, Kulturreport, 2/2011, p. 110 -112
Wirtschaftstreuhänder, Cover, vol.2, February 2011
Works held in private collections in Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and the United States of America.
Work held in non-profit organizations: Sharkproject International
2014 139th Westminster Kennel Club Poster Contest for 2015, Finalist
Horses, "ugly" dogs, Franz Marc, Peter Fox, Bully Herbig, Helge Schneider, Skrillex & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Make It Bun Dem, The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight, Alberto Giacometti,...