Chris Garofalo
American,
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Chris Garofalo: PRECIOUS FRAGMENTS exquisite longing,
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
2015
Rhona Hoffman Gallery at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2015,
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
2014
Rhona Hoffman Gallery at EXPO CHICAGO,
Rhona Hoffman Gallery

Chris Garofalo draws inspiration from her collection of real-world organic specimens and images from science books and field guides to produce clay sculptures that resemble something between plants and animals. Garofalo began making three-dimensional objects by constructing pots for her garden, ultimately finding inspiration in the plants and producing her own surreal organic forms, which are never direct copies of existing matter. “I want my pieces to look like they grew or made themselves,” she has said. “The idea of species intermingling intrigues me, and it’s boring to make something that already exists.” Garofalo often presents her sculptures mounted on walls or hung from ceilings.