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Cherie Hacker

Cherie Hacker is best known for her abstract paintings full of lively organic and geometric shapes composed in a colorful symphony.  Her expressive practice of blended, layered, and drawn mark making reflects the shapes, lines and movement seen in nature.  Hacker's work brings focus to the importance of the picture plane as part of the ongoing exploration in paint to tap into the unconscious mind and provoke an emotional response. She invites the viewer to create their own interpretation.  An "Abstract Modernist," Cubism and Surrealism impacted her formative paintings, as well as midcentury design from childhood memories A later influence came from exposure to Abstract Impressionism while studying on the East Coast. In addition, Hacker paints plein air while traveling, and photographs an ongoing sixteen year environmental art project "The Lamp & Endtable" which inspire and informs her abstracts. 

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Cherie Hacker's career spans over 30 years.  Her education includes a MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, BA in Studio Art from UC Davis, AA and AS degrees from Los Rios Community Colleges; with a Graduate Internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.  Her paintings have been shown internationally and nationally featured at Beatnik Studios Sacramento; The Harris Center Gallery, Folsom; Cosumnes River College Gallery; Kenneth B. Gallery, Florence, Oregon, the City of Reno, and Ardgillan Castle in Ireland.  Currently Cherie teaches through the Arts in Corrections Program at Folsom and Mule Creek State Prisons, and as an Art Adjunct in Los Rios Community Colleges. Her art teaching also includes grants received from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and periods spent in Sitka, Alaska, and Napa, California.  She spent four years as Gallery Director and a partner in Asylum Gallery, a shared space with the Sacramento Poetry Center, followed with five years actively with Axis Gallery Sacramento. Her studio is downtown at E Street Gallery and Studios where she collaborates, curates exhibits, and participates annually in the Sacramento Open Studio Tour. 

Cherie Hacker lives in Sacramento, CA.



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