Maria Nepomuceno, ‘Untitled’, 2015, A Gentil Carioca

About Maria Nepomuceno

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.”

Brazilian, b. 1976, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, based in Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil