my next solo show with peter marcelle opens on thursday, may 15. there will not be an opening but on sunday, may 18th, i will be in the gallery all day - so please drop-in and say hello if you are free! here is the press release for the show (and thank you for the support of me and my work) -

Peter Marcelle Project is pleased to present Artificer, the recent work of Edward Holland, in its new space in Southampton, NY. With this latest body of work, Holland has focused on his own language as a painter and exploited it. Loosely based on the narrative structure of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the series touches on his history as a painter through the collection and application of gestures, ephemera, color, texture and, in each piece, the recreation of a childhood drawing. Not beholden to the book, beyond a titular reference for each work, these paintings and works on paper are not illustrative. Rather they serve as individual forays through an artist's highly developed history.

Says Holland, "I feel that there is no escape, truly, from who you are as an artist: many of one's questions remain the same. What changes is the sophistication of the questions and, hopefully, their answers." His constants of atmospheric abstraction, collage and slight geometries are present, however the rigid practice of this series sets these works apart. The end result is an exhibition of paintings and works on paper that celebrates painting and the notion of painting within one's self.

Edward Holland was born in Philadelphia in 1980. He received a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University and his MA in Studio Art from New York University. His work has been shown at Peter Marcelle Project, Gerald Peters Gallery in New York and Santa Fe, NM: and Phyllis Weston Gallery in Cincinnati, OH. This is Edward Holland's fourth solo exhibition with Peter Marcelle. He lives and works in New York City.

headed to the palm springs art fair this weekend? i am will not be there, but my work will be! stop by Peter Marcelle Project's booth, #112, and you can see work from my current series artificer.
my friends at anyway mgmt are holding their second annual silent auction on thursday night. the event is to honor their close friend kira gedal and all proceeds this year go to the lustgarten foundation for pancreatic cancer research. the event is from 7 - 10 pm at anyway's gallery space, 172 north 1st street in brooklyn. i have donated a piece to the auction and i am honored to be included. head out that way on thursday night and support a worthy cause!
i just wanted to pass along some brief news, and that is - if you are headed to miami for the art fairs, please stop by art-miami and visit the peter marcelle gallery booth, (booth A #31). i will have some work on view and i am very happy about that. cheers!
well, look at that. another three months has gone by and i have not kept you updated on what is going on. if you go through the images in the artificer section, you will see what i have been working on. if you get a chance, follow me on facebook and/or tumblr. links to both are on your left. thank you for your patience! i will be back again soon - as i have lots of news to share once some things get finalized.
headed out to art southampton this weekend? stop by peter marcelle gallery in bridgehampton and check out some of my work.
i am all over social media now. you can find me on facebook- edward holland paintings
i have started a tumblr feed! it will solely focus on my studio and studio practice. please check it out!
my goodness, i cannot believe that i have not posted to the news section on the site since december. i am incredibly sorry about that. that is not to say that i do not have news, but that is a long time. what have i been doing? i have been busy at work on my latest series of paintings, which are posted under the "portraits" heading. i am unsure as to whether or not this will remain the title of the series but for right now, it will do. loosely worded, the series follows the narrative structure of james joyce's "portrait of the artist as a young man" in that each painting, through its layering and development, works through my history as an artist. i will, at some point, write something for this site explaining the series. but at the moment, i am still learning what the series is more latently about, so i will refrain at this time. regardless of all of this, thank you for your patience!
my friends at anyway mgmt, an outstanding artist rep agency, are partnering with st. jude's children's hospital for a silent auction in honor of close anyway friend, kira gedal. on thursday, december 6th, from 7 to 9 pm, the auction will take place at the anyway mgmt williamsburg gallery, 172 north 1st street, in brooklyn, ny and all proceeds will be going to st. jude's children's hospital. i am very proud to have my work included in this event and i hope that you will join me at the auction.