Rita McBride
American, born 1960
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Rita McBride: Premium New Markers,
Alexander and Bonin
2016
RITA McBRIDE – CLAVIS,
Mai 36 Galerie
2015
Rita McBride »gesellschaft«,
kestnergesellschaft

Throughout her career, Rita McBride has been skirting the labels others have applied to her practice; her works could be considered industrial design, public art, sculpture, architecture, and installation, or some combination thereof. Her interests lie in exploring the potential of her materials and engaging with the public, often by manipulating scale and the conventional associations of certain materials. McBride has pioneered the use of rust-free carbon, which she developed in partnership with a Bavarian corporation specializing in construction materials. Her most widely traveled piece, Arena (1997), is a monumental modular sculpture designed for quick installation and disassembly; it’s made of wood and Twaron, a heat-resistant fiberglass. Her pieces invite the viewer to interact, explore, and even reconfigure.