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Violet Hopkins' living geology

Violet Hopkins inside her installation at the California Biennial
Violet Hopkins inside her installation at the California Biennial
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Violet Hopkins paints uneasy things: surreal underground landscapes with mysterious fleshy forms in the middle, massive volcano eruptions scaled down to the size of an iPod. And despite all that, she's one of the most friendly and approachable artists in the show.

Violet Hopkins is an artist in OCMA's 2010 California. Check out the rest of OCMA's biennial coverage here!

From the OCMA bio: Violet Hopkins was born 1973 in El Paso, Texas; lives and works in Los Angeles. Hopkins is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (BFA, 1996), and California Institute of the Arts (2002). She has had solo exhibitions at Foxy Production, New York; David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; and Balice Hertling, Paris. She has been featured in exhibitions at the Galerie Uschi Kolb, Karlsruhe, Germany; the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen; Galería Moriarty, Madrid; the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina; Peres Projects, Berlin; Deitch Projects, New York; David Zwirner Gallery, New York; and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo. Her work is in the collections of the Rubell Family Museum, Miami; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.