ariane roesch [at] gmail [dot] com
I am interested in success, how we approach our existential crisis to do something of merit. In our quest to live a worthwhile life, there are many possibilities or pathways. Rather than winners or losers, it’s more about personhood—proving to ourselves that we exist, that we are important. Technology, and how it mediates the way we communicate and behave, plays an important part in this examination.
My work is interdisciplinary, focused on using the right medium for the message. I use color, light, sound and textiles to create a sensory experience taking shape in objects, room-sized installations, and performance. I incorporate language used in the self-help, motivational and advertising industry. The end result can be very literal – drawings of mountains, soft sculptures of ladders, a red carpet – or more formal. Aiming to entice the viewer through a point of recognition and familiarity in the constructed objects and environments in a perceptual and sensory way, the work then has the possibility to create associations for the viewer, which leads to a heightened sense of awareness of how these elements manifest themselves in their life and what kind of role they play.
About Ariane Roesch
Ariane Roesch, a native of Germany, moved to Houston, TX, in 1996. She received a BFA from the University of Houston in 2007 and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2011. Preferring an interdisciplinary approach to her life and work, she is a visual artist but also works with sound, plays the ukulele, and writes.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at the Galveston Arts Center and Till Richter Museum, Germany. Her writings have been published on Glasstire and in Visual Culture Magazine. Her recent album “Flow” can be listened to on SoundCloud.
She was part of the research team for the Pacific Standard Time Exhibition, The Experimental Impulse, at RedCat (Los Angeles, CA) focusing on the cross over between LA Punk and Country Music in the late 1970s/early 80s.
She was a recipient of the IDEA Fund in 2008 and received a public art commission from the City of Houston in 2012. She recently built a house with her husband in Houston where they live with their three dogs.