Alyson Shotz

American, born 1964

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Alyson Shotz

American, born 1964

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Having been displayed in such prominent arenas as the Guggenheim atrium and Storm King sculpture park, Alyson Shotz’s monumental sculptures use materials that range from mirrors, glass, and beads, to steel, wire, and digital photography, often repeating formal elements. A former student of physics, the artist explores themes of light, gravity, perceptions of space, and the patterns found in nature. For The Shape of Space (2004), Shotz created a vast patchwork wall of 18,000 Fresnel lenses, while in Mirror Fence (2003) a picket fence faced in polished aluminum reflects and blends into the surrounding grass. Speaking of the influence of the natural world on her work, Shotz has said, “There are things that I see happen when I’m working with a material that tell me something about gravity, space, force. I’m interested in showing that idea through the artwork.”

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Solo show at a major institution
Nasher Sculpture Center
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Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 2 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Art in America, and 1 more
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Greater New York
Biography

Having been displayed in such prominent arenas as the Guggenheim atrium and Storm King sculpture park, Alyson Shotz’s monumental sculptures use materials that range from mirrors, glass, and beads, to steel, wire, and digital photography, often repeating formal elements. A former student of physics, the artist explores themes of light, gravity, perceptions of space, and the patterns found in nature. For The Shape of Space (2004), Shotz created a vast patchwork wall of 18,000 Fresnel lenses, while in Mirror Fence (2003) a picket fence faced in polished aluminum reflects and blends into the surrounding grass. Speaking of the influence of the natural world on her work, Shotz has said, “There are things that I see happen when I’m working with a material that tell me something about gravity, space, force. I’m interested in showing that idea through the artwork.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Nasher Sculpture Center
group
Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 2 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Art in America, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Greater New York
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