Roxy Paine

Born: 1966

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Lives and Works: Brooklyn, NY

Education: College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Pratt Institute, New York, NY

Works by the Artist

Roxy Paine Bio

About The Artist

Roxy Paine's critically acclaimed body of work ranges from life-size stainless steel trees and boulders to computerized machines that make unique paintings, sculptures, and drawings. Using technology to render and replicate objects found in nature, Paine engages ideas of modern society’s relationship to the environment, and the paradoxes inherent in an increasingly artificial world of objects. Paine is best known for a series of metal tree sculptures known as Dendroids. In the artist's own words, “I've processed the idea of a tree and created a system for its form. I take this organic majestic being and break it down into components and rules. The branches are translated into pipe and rod.” 

Exhibited internationally since the early 1990s, Paine is the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the Trustees Award for an Emerging Artist by the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has been installed in the world's most prominent venues including New York's Central Park, Madison Square Park, the Whitney Biennial and on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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