Bri Hermanson: Queen of Spades
Bri Hermanson is a scratchboard illustrator. Clients include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, SKYY Vodka, Tor Books, Pentagram, Xerox, Philanthropy Magazine, the American Bar Association, Southern Poverty Law Center, Guitar World, Grand Ten Distillery, Llewellyn Worldwide, and Complex Magazine. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Creative Quarterly, Luerzer’s Archive, Applied Arts, the Altpick Awards, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and the 3×3 Directory.
Born 100 years to the day after the birth of Rockwell Kent, Bri grew up in a small town in Oklahoma where she began to experiment with scratchboard. In 2005, she moved to NYC, where she received her Master’s in Illustration from FIT in 2007. During this time, she developed a love for drippy, messy ink while continuing to separately explore scratchboard. After graduate school, the inevitable merging of ink and scratchboard took place, combining the two facets of her illustrative sensibility as well as two markedly visceral mediums. She continues to explore both methods of working with scratchboard and loves solving problems.
Bri now lives and works in Northampton, MA.
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