Northampton-based artist Ethan Kiermaier is another new A4A grantee. His work layers images, found objects, and interactive elements in videos, performances and installations. Ethan uses constructed space to examine the emotional life of objects and create intimate exchanges between people. He seeks to highlight the territory where empiricism and anecdote converge to build new narratives. Ethan’s creative work is enhanced and complemented by his work as an event producer, DJ, builder, and educator.
Ethan graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2002 with a BFA in Interrelated Media. Ethan has exhibited his work throughout Massachusetts, with group and solo shows at La Galeria at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston, Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, and The Distillery in Boston. He is also one of the forces behind the Camden International Film Festival; he was the Director of all New Media Exhibitions from 2009-2011 and is currently the Art Director of Special Events.
A former Boston resident, Ethan is founder and director of White Walls Boston, a pop up public art series involving 15 Boston-based artists. Ethan created White Walls Boston as platform for emerging artists in Boston to engage with an audience in a forum far outside traditional galleries using rented trucks as an autonomous exhibition space.
Check out an example of one of Ethan’s media performance pieces below. This piece is titled Gratitude and explores the links between population growth and fossil fuel consumption:
To see more of Ethan’s dynamic work head to his website!