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

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.

Roxy Paine Gallery Art

Galleries

Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL

Marianne Boesky, New York, NY

Roxy Paine Permanent Collections

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
City of Beverly Hills, CA
De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Il Giardino Dei Lauri, Cittí  della Pieve (PG), Italy
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The New School for Social Research, New York, NY
NMAC, Cadiz, Spain
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle Art Museum, WA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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