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Ian Pedigo

American, b. 1973

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Ian Pedigo

American, b. 1973

Biography

Ian Pedigo is a sculptor and installation artist who creates assemblages from found objects, with particular sensitivity to texture, form, and the histories of his materials. Though he originally made pieces using exclusively construction materials, Pedigo has broadened his practice to include varieties of commonplace material both manmade and natural. He thinks of his own practice as an act of transformation, presenting objects in ways that are not immediately intuitive though still recognizable. For each exhibition, Pedigo conceives of and develops a suite of discrete pieces simultaneously such that they all relate to one another in the gallery space. There is also a performative quality to Pedigo’s creative process, which can involve extensive experimenting. Though he does make some of his work in studio, the artist often works spontaneously on site, responding to the work’s environment.

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Biography

Ian Pedigo is a sculptor and installation artist who creates assemblages from found objects, with particular sensitivity to texture, form, and the histories of his materials. Though he originally made pieces using exclusively construction materials, Pedigo has broadened his practice to include varieties of commonplace material both manmade and natural. He thinks of his own practice as an act of transformation, presenting objects in ways that are not immediately intuitive though still recognizable. For each exhibition, Pedigo conceives of and develops a suite of discrete pieces simultaneously such that they all relate to one another in the gallery space. There is also a performative quality to Pedigo’s creative process, which can involve extensive experimenting. Though he does make some of his work in studio, the artist often works spontaneously on site, responding to the work’s environment.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more