Helen Pashgian, ‘Untitled’, 1968-1969, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Photographer:
Philipp Scholz Rittermann

Image rights: © Helen Pashgian

Museum Purchase, International Contemporary Collectors Fund

About Helen Pashgian

The only female member of the Light and Space Movement of the 1960s, Helen Pashgian creates sculptural works with industrial materials such as plastics, resins, and glass. Pashgian is best known for her small, translucent objects, which are often spherical or lozenge-shaped with vibrant colors and finished surfaces. In recent years she has produced larger environmental works, such as freestanding pairs of columns in monochrome acrylics; one column in each pair incorporates a cylindrical or conical rod inside that produces optical effects when illuminated. Her works have been compared to those of other light artists such as Mary Corse, James Turrell, and Craig Kauffman.

American, b. 1934, Pasadena, California

Solo Shows

2017
New York,
Transient

Group Shows

2018
KETCHUM,
WATER AND LIGHT
2012
Katherine Cone Gallery, 
Los Angeles,
You Don't Know Jack

Fair History on Artsy

2015
NYEHAUS at Dallas Art Fair 2015
2015
NYEHAUS at Zona MACO 2015