Loie Hollowell United States, b. 1983


Loie Hollowell (b. 1983, St. Peter, Minnesota) is a contemporary American painter who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Informed by second-wave Feminist art, Hollowell’s practice centers around themes of sexuality and tantric imagery. She often paints sacred iconology and primordial forms in intensely colored hues. The artist’s abstracted renditions of the human body largely revolve around her own experiences with sexual encounters, the female body, and birth. Hollowell’s painterly treatment of female sexuality has been compared to that of artists Georgia O’Keefe, Hilma af Klimt and Judy Chicago. There is a strong sense of symmetry and meticulous use of gradation in Hollowell’s work, two characteristics of the artist’s oeuvre that are suggestive of the optical effects of 1960s Op art.