Through perceiving and then manipulating found objects, Lendvay exposes the internal dynamics of a given space or moment. She seeks to illuminate movement and push the boundaries of corporeal motion until the space between convergence and collapse is nearly indistinguishable. Lendvay received her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin and her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she has received many awards and honors, including the Vermont Studio Fellowship and the Santa Fe Art Institute Fellowship.
About Elisa Lendvay
The work of Elisa Lendvay starts on the way to the studio, where she accumulates the objects that make up her sculptures. She transforms these found objects with paint or by combining them with materials like plaster, papier-mâché, and wire, creating microcosmic works that look as though they were washed up on a beach or bleached by the sun. Her work explores the relationship between painting and sculpture, and much of it walks the line between the two mediums, whether through the use of paint to emphasize line and form in the style of Jean Dubuffet, or in three-dimensional paintings with layers of built-up details that protrude from the wall. “I’m interested in rendering movement and a sort of energy in different ways of working and thinking with the hands,” Lendvay has said of her multifaceted practice.
American, b. 1975, Dallas, Texas