Virginia Poundstone received her MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University and a BA/BFA in Writing and Fine Arts from The New School for Social Research. She uses sculpture, photography, video and installation to explore her interest in the economic structures that support the global floral market, and the ways in which flowers are divorced from their wild state within this system. Poundstone's work has been exhibited at Cleopatra's, Brooklyn; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery; New York; Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York; Sculpture Center, New York; and Night Gallery; Los Angeles, among others. She has two solo shows upcoming: Kansas Gallery, New York (September 2013), and Locust Projects, Miami (January 2014). She was recently awarded The Howard Foundation Fellowship and was listed as an artist to watch in Modern Painters magazine's 2012 iteration. Her hometown is Lexington, Kentucky, and she lives in Brooklyn, New York.