Gesso, watercolor pencil, and beet juice on paper
14 x 18 inches
36 x 46 cm
Ariane Vielmetter (b. 1987, Tübingen, Germany) lives and works in Los Angeles. Vielmetter’s work uses the conventions of still life and trompe l’oeil painting as a way to explore the image-making process and realism’s ability to convey both plausible fictions and uncanny truths. She draws from a variety of source materials, ranging from re-purposed studio scraps and unfinished drawings, to specimens collected from her compost pile and garden, anthropological illustrations, and works by artists and writers who have been historically overlooked or underestimated. She often creates limited edition artist books to accompany each body of work. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (BA, 2008) and California Institute of the Arts (MFA, 2012). Her work has been featured by Fabrik Magazine, Artnet, LA Weekly, and The Art Book Review, and has been shown in recent solo exhibitions at Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles) and Hey There Projects (Joshua Tree). Recent group exhibitions include Arrangements in Undertone at Pomona College (Claremont, 2017); The Furies at Visitor Welcome Center (Los Angeles, 2016); Modern Arts and Crafts at Eastside International (Los Angeles, 2016); and Demolition Woman at Chapman University (Orange, 2013).