Bio:

A.D. Herzel has exhibited work for the past twenty years. Her drawings and prints have been shown in Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania and soon Korea. She trained as a painter and printmaker at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and went on to receive her M.Ed. in Art Education at the Tyler School of Art.

She is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, designer, educator and writer.  She identifies as a very American middle class, middle age, married mother of two. In addition, as a Korean American Adoptee raised in New York and now raising her sons in rural Southwest Virginia and with a husband in Afghanistan, she manages the American maelstrom with as much grace, humor and optimism as possible.  When all else fails, her Art is her maxim and the golden thread in this maze of absurdity called life. She currently lives and works in Blue Ridge, Virginia.

 

2021

How was your Pandemic?, VTCSOM, Roanoke, VA.
Art in the time of Covid, Artful Lawyer, Blacksburg, VA.
Floyd Center for the Arts Juried Exhibition, Floyd, VA.

Amplify, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA.

Ephemeral Tranquility, Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA.

250 Years Botetourt, Historical Society of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA.

 

2020

Circle, CICA Museum, Korea

 

2019

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Summer Alumni Exhibition, Downriver in the Multiverse, Philadelphia, PA.

New River Biennial, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Juror: Emily Smith

10th Annual Drawing Discourse, Ashville, NC. Juror: Claire Gillman, Chief Curator at the Drawing Center, New York.
Roanoke Biennial, Roanoke, VA. Juror: Elizabeth Gross

 

2018  

Gold and Desire Solo Exhibition- Cerulean Arts Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA. 

Solo Showdown & Invitational,  Art7, Fort Worth, TX.    

 

2017                
Solo Showdown, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX.  Juror: Jennifer Cassler-Price, Curator for Asian Art at the Kimbell Museum of Art

Roanoke Biennial, Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke, VA  Juror: Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo & Beth Rudin DeWoody

Artist Research Partnership Exhibit, Corillian School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA.

Healing Arts, Corilian School of Medicine Orthopedic Wing, Roanoke, VA.

2016             

 Plumbago, Member Exhibition, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN.

 

2015                
Roanoke Biennial, Roanoke College, Salem, VA.

 

2013 

INDA8, Manifest Drawing Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH.

Abstraction, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX.

Fine Lines, 76102 Gallery, Arlington, TX, Curated by Rebecca Lawton, Curator at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.           
Between the Lines, Torpedo Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror: Linn Meyers

 

2012                
897 Square, 76102 Gallery, Arlington, TX. Juror: Marty Walker

500Expo 2012, Dallas, TX. Juror: Aaron Parazette

Oxide at Banter, Denton, TX             
Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA.

 

2011                 
897 Square, Inaugural Exhibition, Fort Worth, TX. Juror: Charles Wylie

New Texas Talent, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX. Juror: Marcie Inman

Photography & Digital Art, Texas Visual Arts Association Art, Dallas, TX. Juror: G. Castenada Pruitt

6th Annual Juried Exhibition, Plano Art Association 125, Plano, TX. Jurors: M. Okeefe & E. Cervantes

Flood of Emotion, Artists healing Japan fundraiser, Allied Stone, Dallas, TX.

A Juried Exhibition for Artists in Texas, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX. Juror: Marty Walker

Under 200, LuminArt Gallery, Dallas, TX.

Plano Art Association 125 Juried Show

 

2010              Member Exhibition, Manayunk Art Center, Philadelphia, PA.

2008              Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition; Choice Abstractions, Main Line Art Center, Phila, PA. Juror: Seuyun Locks. 

 

Residencies:

Vermont Studio Residency- Printmaking 2014, Grant and work stipend, June 2014

 

Publications:

2014                 INDA8, Manifest Drawing Catalogue, Cincinnati, OH.

 

Awards:

Award of Honorable Distinction: Mixed Media – New River Biennial 2019

Honorable Mention & Invitation to exhibit in 2018  - Awarded by Jennifer Cassler Price

2nd Place – Roanoke Biennial 2017 – Awarded by Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo & Beth Rudin DeWoody

3rd Place- 897 Square 2012- Awarded by Marty Walker, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX.

Honorable Mention- Photography & Digital Art, TVAA

The Betsy Meyer Memorial Award - Awarded by Sueyun Locks, Director and Owner of Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

 

 

 

 

Reflections, Musings, Outrage, and Bits of Pseudo Pompous life.

Afghan Bride drawing by A.D. Herzel exhibited in Philadelphia A benefit for Tools for Schools and Education Works Oct. 7-Nov. 19, 2021 990 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia
A spotlight on the Asian America and Korean Adoptee Experience.
A little more about A.D. Herzel, the life, the work and the meaning.
Flower Photographs, Illustrations and Digital Composites in an on demand print format with options for licensing. A.D. Herzel's Spring Flowers, Pandemic Blossoms and #AsianGirls illustrations.
250 Years of Botetourt History in Artifacts and Art Exhibition of Historical works and works of Art by Contemporary Botetourt County Artists. A.D Herzel's mixed media work , "Conversations with the trees" and "What is a Chair" are included.
The latest image drop on The Universal Asian. Learn more about the inspiration for my works.

03/19/2021

Premier Inaugural Print Edition Limited Varied Multimedia Edition of 11 Exclusively sold on: Notyourkitty.store Pseudo Pompous Press
Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke College Exhibit, Ephemeral Tranquility. Sutra's, Open, Heart Sutra and Because you never truly left the womb of the universe by A.D. Herzel all on display.
Essay on Beauty as a Korean American Adoptee. Growing up in America with White Western beauty standards and learning to appreciate what true beauty is in my middle age.
Writing about the Seeds from the East, Adoptee Healing Project.

11/17/2020

November Issue of The Universal Asian
Welcome to the studio of A.D. Herzel, small prints, cards, mixed media, drawings, watercolors, portraits, abstract micro-drawings and photo-composites. Watch the video #virtualartgallery
A brief introduction to the Korean Adoptee Healing Project Images and text about the Portrait project

09/29/2020

Oct 1st launch of Patreon.com/adherzel A brief history of my culture from an American perspective. Tales of messianic cults, Jewish rituals and Korean celebrations. Choseuk, Yom Kippur, Rosh Ha Shana, Sukkot
Free online Creative Arts and Mediation workshops hosted by the Gide Foundation . Every Sunday at 4pm EST. Join through Zoom link found on ADHerzel's FB Event Page.
This exhibition is a joint effort between the Moss Center and the Blacksburg Regional Art Association in conjunction with the Fine Art Center of the New River Valley in Pulaski and the Floyd Center for the Arts. Every two years the show changes from one of these organizations to the next. This marks the first time the biennial has been hosted by the spectacular Moss Center and the first biennial in Blacksburg since 2013 at Perspective Gallery. Sixty-four artists from 21 different towns or cities will be exhibiting in the three galleries of the center. These artists were selected from among 389 entries forwarded to the juror.
"Entering Amy Herzel’s gallery I was transfixed. Her works are airy, or even aerie—a secluded and isolated place high up in the sky."
Please join us for the opening reception of “Gold & Desire – a Solo Exhibition of works by Amy D. Herzel” at the Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio on April 7, 2018 from 2pm-5pm.
Micro Drawings as spontaneous visual meditations.
Fort Worth community Art Center Solo Showdown 2017
Abstract Research collaboration with the Corilion Medical School. Partnership with Alex Shondra.

04/27/2017

Drawing on the crest of the wave.

06/17/2016

Reflections on exhibitions, sales and the work
Pseudo Pompous prints in Los Angeles.

05/15/2016

Drawing Show at the Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville

Bio/CV

Bio:

A.D. Herzel has exhibited work for the past twenty years. Her drawings and prints have been shown in Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania and soon Korea. She trained as a painter and printmaker at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and went on to receive her M.Ed. in Art Education at the Tyler School of Art.

She is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, designer, educator and writer.  She identifies as a very American middle class, middle age, married mother of two. In addition, as a Korean American Adoptee raised in New York and now raising her sons in rural Southwest Virginia and with a husband in Afghanistan, she manages the American maelstrom with as much grace, humor and optimism as possible.  When all else fails, her Art is her maxim and the golden thread in this maze of absurdity called life. She currently lives and works in Blue Ridge, Virginia.

 

2021

How was your Pandemic?, VTCSOM, Roanoke, VA.
Art in the time of Covid, Artful Lawyer, Blacksburg, VA.
Floyd Center for the Arts Juried Exhibition, Floyd, VA.

Amplify, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA.

Ephemeral Tranquility, Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA.

250 Years Botetourt, Historical Society of Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA.

 

2020

Circle, CICA Museum, Korea

 

2019

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Summer Alumni Exhibition, Downriver in the Multiverse, Philadelphia, PA.

New River Biennial, Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Juror: Emily Smith

10th Annual Drawing Discourse, Ashville, NC. Juror: Claire Gillman, Chief Curator at the Drawing Center, New York.
Roanoke Biennial, Roanoke, VA. Juror: Elizabeth Gross

 

2018  

Gold and Desire Solo Exhibition- Cerulean Arts Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA. 

Solo Showdown & Invitational,  Art7, Fort Worth, TX.    

 

2017                
Solo Showdown, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX.  Juror: Jennifer Cassler-Price, Curator for Asian Art at the Kimbell Museum of Art

Roanoke Biennial, Olin Hall Gallery, Roanoke, VA  Juror: Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo & Beth Rudin DeWoody

Artist Research Partnership Exhibit, Corillian School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA.

Healing Arts, Corilian School of Medicine Orthopedic Wing, Roanoke, VA.

2016             

 Plumbago, Member Exhibition, Red Arrow Gallery, Nashville, TN.

 

2015                
Roanoke Biennial, Roanoke College, Salem, VA.

 

2013 

INDA8, Manifest Drawing Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH.

Abstraction, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX.

Fine Lines, 76102 Gallery, Arlington, TX, Curated by Rebecca Lawton, Curator at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.           
Between the Lines, Torpedo Gallery, Alexandria, VA. Juror: Linn Meyers

 

2012                
897 Square, 76102 Gallery, Arlington, TX. Juror: Marty Walker

500Expo 2012, Dallas, TX. Juror: Aaron Parazette

Oxide at Banter, Denton, TX             
Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA.

 

2011                 
897 Square, Inaugural Exhibition, Fort Worth, TX. Juror: Charles Wylie

New Texas Talent, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX. Juror: Marcie Inman

Photography & Digital Art, Texas Visual Arts Association Art, Dallas, TX. Juror: G. Castenada Pruitt

6th Annual Juried Exhibition, Plano Art Association 125, Plano, TX. Jurors: M. Okeefe & E. Cervantes

Flood of Emotion, Artists healing Japan fundraiser, Allied Stone, Dallas, TX.

A Juried Exhibition for Artists in Texas, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX. Juror: Marty Walker

Under 200, LuminArt Gallery, Dallas, TX.

Plano Art Association 125 Juried Show

 

2010              Member Exhibition, Manayunk Art Center, Philadelphia, PA.

2008              Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition; Choice Abstractions, Main Line Art Center, Phila, PA. Juror: Seuyun Locks. 

 

Residencies:

Vermont Studio Residency- Printmaking 2014, Grant and work stipend, June 2014

 

Publications:

2014                 INDA8, Manifest Drawing Catalogue, Cincinnati, OH.

 

Awards:

Award of Honorable Distinction: Mixed Media – New River Biennial 2019

Honorable Mention & Invitation to exhibit in 2018  - Awarded by Jennifer Cassler Price

2nd Place – Roanoke Biennial 2017 – Awarded by Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo & Beth Rudin DeWoody

3rd Place- 897 Square 2012- Awarded by Marty Walker, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX.

Honorable Mention- Photography & Digital Art, TVAA

The Betsy Meyer Memorial Award - Awarded by Sueyun Locks, Director and Owner of Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.