Annette Lemieux, who was raised in Torrington, Connecticut, grew up in an atmosphere of Yankee pragmatism. Though she was expected to go to secretarial school after graduating from Catholic grammar school and public high school, she elected instead to pursue a degree in the arts.
In a highly unusual mixture of schooling, Utrecht-based Jackie Sleper studied at both the College of Agriculture and Horticulture (now Wellantcollege) and the Utrecht Academy of Visual Arts. While art school honed her technical skills, “farmer’s school,” as she likes to call it, taught her about the fragility of life, the sanctity of nature, and
Looking at Kishio Suga’s work is like watching a photograph develop: it makes itself available gradually, subtly, indirectly, yielding its content slowly. It’s sculpture that flies under the radar, taking you by surprise. Suga believes that concepts exist in physical things before they’re used in an object and that the artist’s task is to reveal
Phoebe Cummings uses unfired clay to make poetic and performative sculptures and installations that emphasize material, fragility, time, creation, and decay. Working across art, design, and ceramics, she has had a number of residencies in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Greenland, including three months as a Kohler Arts/Industry Resident (2008) and six months
It’s rare for Irish sculptors, particularly those from Northern Ireland, to have a high profile by the time they are in their early 30s, but Brendan Jamison, seemingly without effort, has propelled himself into the limelight and is unlikely to be dislodged in the near future.
Kristi Lippire is an artist and curator who first emerged on the Los Angeles art scene in 1997 with a solo show at California State University, Long Beach. After more than 10 years of creating photographs and paintings, she recently turned to sculpture.
Brooklyn-based John Monti is a mid-career sculptor who has moved from a Minimalist background toward a Pop stance that catches the eye through travesty. Once a maker of cool, lozenge-like wall reliefs, he now deliberately oversteps the line of good taste with works such as Cluster Study I (2012), a table-top work of urethane resin
Last year, Milan’s Fondazione Mudima and Fondazione Stelline co-hosted a retrospective of Maria Cristina Carlini’s sculptures, including large-scale works, maquettes, and preparatory drawings. It was a good opportunity to study the work of an important Italian artist (born and raised in Varese), who is not so well known—despite her track record of exhibitions in public
A graphite waterfall, a ring of silk fire, a bamboo “forest” of acrylic tubes, and a braille constellation set against a luminous night sky: Miami-born, Brooklyn-based Teresita Fernández explores natural phenomena while challenging perception with a new vocabulary of “seeing.”
Leo Villareal’s work demonstrates that sublime experiences cannot be measured using words, images, or a single point of view. Describing the creation of The Bay Lights (2012–13), a monumental (and temporary) tour de force of interactive lighting along 1.8