Maria Nepomuceno
Brazilian, born 1976
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Maria Nepomuceno | Sim,
Victoria Miro
Maria Nepomuceno | Universo em expansão (Expanding Universe),
Baró Galeria

Maria Nepomuceno is a sculptor and installation artist whose labor-intensive practice is based upon traditional weaving techniques. Nepomuceno originally studied painting and drawing, and later explored interests in industrial design and philosophy. Using bright colored fibers, she makes soft forms that she then assembles into pieces in an additive process. Sometimes with the help of volunteer artists and artisans, Nepomuceno creates installations that fill rooms or extend beyond the exhibition space and into their surrounding landscapes. Certain forms recur in Nepomuceno’s work, including vessels, hammocks, beads, bulbs, and tubes. She considers the spiral to be a central image and unifying motif, in part because “It always makes the same movement but always into a new path.”