Sculptor to Speak Feb. 23 at noon in Falvey Hall
Posted 01.01.09 by MICA Media Relations
For 25 years, New York-based artist Petah Coyne has reinvented artistic conceptions with her striking and elaborate sculptures. Existing between the boundaries of figuration and abstraction, Coyne's works incorporate unconventional, seemingly inflexible materials such as tree roots, sand, human hair, scrap metal, silk flowers, Velcro, religious statuary, and taxidermy.
A survey exhibition, Above and Beneath the Skin, was organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo and traveled to four other museums nationwide from 2005 to 2006. In 2008, Petah Coyne: Vermilion Fog was exhibited at New York's Galerie Lelong, which represents contemporary artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America who work in sculpture, painting, photography, and new media.
Coyne is represented in numerous museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Nasher Museum of Art; Corcoran Gallery of Art; and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki.