American artist Martha Friedman is perhaps best known for casting oversized versions of every-day objects - olives, waffles, cow tongues, yucca plants, nails - that place her within a category that includes Rene Magritte, Vija Clemins, and Claes Oldenburg. More recently, Friedman has expanded to her Pop art (and to some extent, Surrealist) repertoire to include abstract sculptures and installations. For her solo exhibition at Locust Projects in late 2015, Friedman used rubber and metal to create loose, amorphous forms, offering more expansive opportunities for interpretation.
Friedman’s solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago, Wallspace in New York, and Locust Projects in Miami. Select group exhibitions include Frieze New York Sculpture Park, Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem, Kate Werble Galleryn in New York, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum in Santa Barbara, The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, and Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center. Friedman is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Princeton University.