Hollis McCracken was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. She spent a few years living in Arizona before moving to San Francisco and earning her BFA from the Academy of Art University. She was pulled back to Arizona after graduation and worked as a studio technician at Pima Community College in Tucson for four years.

Since arriving in Richmond, Hollis has been exploring her lifelong passion for buildings, homes, and architecture. She is particularly drawn to rundown and abandoned buildings, empathizing with these sad looking structures that were once majestic. Hollis’ recent work has been investigating her connection to these buildings, the humanity that they can emote, and how she projects her own life experiences onto them.