Among all my friends in the neighborhood who are either art snobs or artists themselves, the general consensus is that Loren Erdrich is a rare talent, able to channel her curiosity alongside swells of raw, unprocessed emotion into remarkable works that are full of longing, rage, and equal parts despair and elation. To be frank, her work is sick. After finishing an MFA at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland in 2007, Erdrich moved to New York City and nestled into a Bushwick studio and has since exhibited in nearly 40 national and international group and solo exhibitions, most recently Ransom at Wayfarers BK, in Brooklyn. In 2011 she was featured in Vogue Italia, in a photo essay of female artists to watch in NYC by photographer Francesco Carrozzini

Below are Erdrich’s latest watercolors, entitled The Bubblebath Series. To connect with Loren Erdrich, head over to her official website.

I Showed You

I Showed You

“In fact there’s a lot of yearning in the work. Something that’s not quite fulfilled, just out of reach or just passed by,” said artist Miguel Arzabe about Erdrich’s work. “It’s heavy with desire- for intimacy, communication, a validation of mutual existence or non-existence. She’s not afraid to feel her feelings, and to let that feed the work. It’s unabashedly figural and deeply personal, visual poetry on the complexities of human relationships.”

Thoughtless

Thoughtless

Two Mouths Touching

Two Mouths Touching

Still Wet

Still Wet

We Were Sitting Ducks

We Were Sitting Ducks

With Hope I Begin

With Hope I Begin

Eating Hand

Eating Hand

Inside Out

Inside Out

Bye

Bye

My Scarlet Letter

My Scarlet Letter

Unknown Animals: Ear to Ear We Hear

Unknown Animals: Ear to Ear We Hear

What We Never Remember

What We Never Remember

Loren Erdrich, 2014

Loren Erdrich, 2014

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