Biography


   Studio. December 3, 2018

Studio. December 3, 2018

β€œAll we are, all we see, is nature. Things grow. Or are made. Maybe by a human being, maybe by a bird or a bee. We make objects of all sizes, buildings, art. Then they get old, sometimes are torn down, even made to disappear, by water, wind, by tectonic plate movements, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, or fire. Or they fall down from their own weight, or are pushed over, stepped on, shot at, blown up, smashed. Yet, the pure material remains. The materials are reused down through the ages. Architecture and painting and sculpture are made from these raw and recycled materials. An artist's eye and hand moves over the materials while at the beach, or visiting an Italian city, or in the studio, remembers them as they used to be and rearranges them: the broken buildings, the stones, the tiles, the pigments. In my work I'm re-imagining the past, making it present.”

-Hermine Ford

 

CHRONOLOGY

1939     Born, New York, NY.

1976     Grant Recipient, CAPS Grant, New York State Council on the Arts, NY.

1977-1983      Instructor, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY.

1981     Instructor, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

1983     Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

1984     Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

            Visiting Artist, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

            Visiting Artist, Tyler School of Art.

1985     Acting Director, Mount Royal Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

1986-2010    Artist in Residence, Mount Royal College of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

1991     Visiting Artist, Middlebury College, VT.

1992     Visiting Artist, New York Studio School, New York, NY.

            Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

1999     Acting Director, Mount Royal Program, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

            Visiting Artist, Bennington College, Bennington, VT.

2002     Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, Rome, ITALY.              

2007     Visiting Lecturer, Plattsburgh State Art Museum, Plattsburgh, NY.

2011     Commission, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

2018     Elected Member, National Academy of Design, New York, NY.

EDUCATION

1962     B.A., Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH.

1960-1961  Yale School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, CT.

Ms. Ford currently lives and works in New York City and Nova Scotia.