Posts Tagged ‘sculptor’

Artist of the moment……..Tom Holland

 

 

 

Tom Holland is an American abstract artist. ¬†Tom Holland was born in Seattle, Washington in the year 1936. Holland’s work touches many movements of art including Modernism, Abstraction, and Constructivism.

Holland attended Willamette College located in Salem, Oregon. The artist also attended the University of California at Berkeley.

The artist was given a Fulbright scholarship to study art abroad in Santiago, Chile.

Holland was also the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In this clip a brief interview with Tom Holland. Many work of the artist are shown:

Holland has also taught at the collegiate level at the San Francisco Art Institute.

The artist is now based out of Berkeley, California.

Holland is part of many prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of New York City.

Price range information: Works in oils, watercolor, acrylics, and sculpture with prices ranging from $2,000 to $20,000.

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Artist of the moment……..John Bisbee

 

 

John Bisbee is an American sculptor renown for using nails in most of his artwork. John Bisbee was born in the year 1965.

The artist attended the Skowhegan School of Art and earned a B.F.A. from Alfred University.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we visit the studio of John Bisbee:

Bisbee is also an art professor working for Bowdoin College located in Brunswick, Maine.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.johnbisbee.com/

Below a brief interview with John Bisbee:

Artists who work with found materials often use make realistic items. Bisbee has his own unique style which is just looking for a creative shape.

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Artist of the moment………Mary Frank

 

 

Mary Frank is a contemporary American artist renown for her painting, printmaking, photography, and work with ceramics. Mary Frank was born in London, England in the year 1933. Her family relocated to the United States after World War 2. Frank’s work often uses the figure and landscape as her subject matter.

Her mother was a visual artist from United States named Eleanore Lockspieser and her father was an art critic and musicologist from England named Edward Lockspeiser.

Frank studied at the American Art School in New York City. The artist also studied with other notable artists including a famous wood carver named Alfred Van Loan.

Below short documentary on Mary Frank featuring some of her artwork:

Price range information: Most works priced between $2,000 and $20,000.

The artist has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship on two occasions.

Frank is part of many prominent collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of New York City, and the Library of Congress.

If you enjoy Frank’s work be sure and check out my post on a sculptor from Peru named Margarite Checa. Checa works with the female form and uses wood that comes from her native land.

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Artist of the moment……Agnes Denes

 

 

 

Agnes Denes is a contemporary conceptual artist renown for her works which have an emphasis on the environment. Agnes Denes was born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1931.

Denes attended the New School College and Columbia University located in New York City.

The artist has worked and experimented in many mediums including land art, computer art, poetry, music, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Her largest land art work was a two acre field of golden wheat the artist planted in downtown New York City.

Over her career Denes has pubished six books.

Below we view a work by Denes that is a called a living pyramid:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of Agnes Denes:

http://www.agnesdenesstudio.com/

The artist is part of many prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art located and the Whitney Museum of New York City.

Denes is a wonderfully talented artist who enjoys plunging into different mediums.

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Artist of the moment……..Street artist and illustrator Paige Smith

 

 

Paige Smith is an American graphic designer and street artist. Her street art installations are sculptures made of resin and paper. Her first big project was to install these pieces all over the city of Los Angeles, California.

As a graphic designer the artist has been very successful working with international brands including PayPal, MTV, and Cisco.

With the help of a partner Smith recently launched a fashion line. The duo produce leather handbags that can switch from a backpack to a handbag.

Below a brief interview with the artist talking about what inspires her:

Some places to find her installations include old and worn buildings and phone booths.

Below a link to the website of Smith. Here you can see more of her street art installations:

http://acommonname.com/street-art-project/

Paige Smith is a diversified artist and designer. Her small sculptures are wonderful as they remind me of being a child and being exposed to the wonderful shapes and colors found when you sliced open a rock such as quartz.

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Artist of the moment…………Al Qoyawayma

 

 

Al Qoyawayma is a contemporary Hopi artist renown for his pottery and bronze sculptures. Al Qoyawayma was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1938. His work often includes maize, similar to corn, which is a staple of life for his people. Another cultural idea he uses is to fire his work at very high temperatures using coal.

Qoyawayma attended college at California Polytech State University earning a bachelors degree. The artist went on to earn a master’s degree in engineering from University of Southern California.

In this clip we view a wonderful piece of pottery by the artist:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.alqpottery.com/

In a very cool endeavor the artist talks about one of his pots going on a space voyage. The artist is also the co-founder of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society:

The artist won a scholarship to help the people of New Zealand, the Maori, rediscover their pottery making traditions.

Qoyawayma is part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Al Qoyawayma is an amazing artist who has found his own perfect mix of ancient traditions and new ideas in his process. This gives his work a wonderful mix of old and new. His works that portray ancient Hopi dwellings are simply stunning!

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Artist of the moment…….Erich Glendale

 

 

Erich Glendale is a First Nations artist born in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada in the year 1972. Campbell River is a coastal city on the east coast of Vancouver Island. The artist represents the Kwakwaka’wakw Tribe of the Family of First Nations.

Glendale produces the traditional cultural items of First Nation’s Art including rattles, bowls, walking sticks, masks, and jewelry.

Price range information: Works range from $500 for jewelry up to $8,000 for large carvings such as masks.

The artist began carving in the 1990s.

Glendale’s favorite medium to carve with is a cedar. Glendale works mainly with yellow cedar but occasionally carves red cedar.

The artist sometimes works with other mediums including gold and silver.

My favorite works of this artist are his rattles of creatures of the sea. What detail and imagination!

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Artist of the moment……Nnamdi Okonkwo

 

 

Nnamdi Okonkwo is a Nigerian born sculptor renown for his work with the figure. Nnamdi Okonkwo was born in the eastern region of Nigeria in the year 1965.

The artist is very tall, 6 feet 9 inches, or just slightly taller than N.B.A. superstar Lebron James. Okonkwo played collegiate basketball at Brigham Young University- Hawaii. Whilst there he earned a B.F.A. in sculpture. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. degree in sculpture from B.Y.U.- Provo.

In this clip an interview with Okonkwo and some of his artwork is shown:

The artist is based out of Fayetteville, Georgia.

Below a brief interview with Okonkwo that took place in 2012:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.nnamdiart.com/

Okonkwo’s women remind me of two other sculptors of the female figure, Niki de Saint Phalle and her Nanna sculptures, and Elizabeth Catlett.

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Artist of the moment………Charles Ray

 

 

Charles Ray is an American sculptor and photographer renown for his work with the figure. Charles Ray was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1953. Ray attended the University of Iowa where he earned a BFA. The artist went on to earn a MFA from Rutgers University.

One artist that Ray drew inspiration from was the Constructivist Anthony Caro.

Ray has also spent much of his career as head of the sculpture department at the University of California at Los Angeles. Ray began this post in 1981.

The artist has a wide range of styles he likes to work in from realism to minimalism. For realism he has created many works that include multiple figures and even an automobile just after it was in an accident.

Below we visit a show featuring Charles Ray that took place in 2014:

Ray has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In this clip we view an exhibition for the Charles Ray that took place at the Art Institute of Chicago:

Ray is now based out of Los Angeles, California.

Price range information: Ray’s works range from $50,000 to $750,000. He is a highly collected sculptor and photographer.

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Artist of the moment……….Robert Hedrick

 

 

Robert Hedrick is one of the most influential and renown Canadian abstract artists. Robert Hedrick was born in Windsor, Ontario in the year 1930. The artist received his collegiate education at the H.B. Beal Technical College located in London, Ontario, Canada where he studied commercial art.

Robert Hedrick is the father of yesterday’s artist of the moment Julie Hedrick.

Hedrick works in many mediums including drawing, painting, and sculpture. As a painter the artist works mainly in oils. He has also created works in watercolor, gouache, ink, and collage.

The artist is currently based out of Toronto, Ontario.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Hedrick has a master’s touch when it comes to creating innovative shapes.

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