Casey Herrick is a Houston-based painter whose work explores societal norms with an emphasis on geographic and cultural themes. Though stylistically varied, Herrick often employs realism, and his painting is rooted in photography, much of it his own. His most recent exhibition, Safe Conduct, focused on the coming of age process. Featuring a signature 10-foot canvas, the show more specifically addressed the rites of passage associated with boyhood.
Herrick is a 2016 graduate of Wesleyan University, where he earned High Honors in Studio Art and the departmental prize for achievement. In 2015 he received the Zawisa Grant to photograph the American South, with a particular focus on regional identity in Louisiana and East Texas. He has studied in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Guanajuato, Mexico, and has served on the student council of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.