Anne Samat creates brilliantly colorful totemic sculptures using humble everyday materials. Deeply informed by Malaysian culture, her work combines traditional Pua Kumbu weaving, which she studied at the Mara Institute of Technology in Malaysia, with familiar objects taken from modern life such as gardening and kitchen utensils, plastic ornaments, and hardware.
Recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Educator Award Coral Penelope Lambert, Professor of Sculpture and Director of the National Casting Center Foundry at Alfred University, produces process-based, often performative and site-specific work that combines her background as a formalist steel sculptor with her passion for iron casting.
Anoli Perera, a self-taught artist who divides her time between New Delhi, India, and Colombo, Sri Lanka, is not afraid to range across different mediums and materials. The lack of a formal art education has given her the courage to experiment, veer off into new directions, and express herself freely.
The title, Why do you abuse me, comes from a book of English-language phrases given to Chinese laborers who were traveling abroad in the mid-19th century. I was struck by the directness of the question and how matter-of-factly it presented an uncomfortable truth.
Recipient of the 2022 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award With their architectural aura, their weaving between fluid and solid, supple and clenched, Barbara Chase-Riboud’s sculptural works stage convergences that unsettle while inducing awe. Her intimate juxtaposition of unlike substances triggers creative friction, sparking an alchemy that feels strategic as it fractures narrow categories.
Life, death, the heavens, and beyond: artist Joseph O’Connell addresses them all while redefining what it means to be a sculptor in the 21st century. O’Connell has created works for public spaces all over the world, including the world’s largest acrylic sculpture and human-powered kinetic sculpture.
Romina Orazi, artista plástica, ambientalista y jardinera oriunda de Chubut, Argentina, se autodefine como “partícipe de la cultura libre.” Estudió la Licenciatura en Artes Visuales en el Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte y jardinería en la escuela Carlos Thays.
There is a churlishness about Richard Jackson that hasn’t diminished with age. One of America’s most radical artists, he has expanded the definition and practice of painting, taking it into previously unthought-of dimensions.