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An internationally recognized sculptor, Ursula Von Rydingsvard creates large-scale, sometimes monumental abstract forms that resemble geological formations, landscapes, giant vessels, elements of the body, or walls that evoke her experience growing up in Nazi slave-labor and refugee camps. Rydingsvard typically works with cedar wood, composing her sculptures from intricate networks of individual beams into which she and her team cut wedges, knobs, and teeth using circular handsaws; the parts are glued and stacked together and sometimes stained with special pigments. Rydingsvard produced her 2013 abstract bronze sculpture Ona (“she” or “her” in Polish), a 12,000-pound public art installation in Brooklyn with a bumpy, textured surface, by carving the work in wood before casting it in bronze, and applying chemicals to the surface that react with the metal to create different colors.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
GDY ONA - WHEN SHEGalerie Lelong & Co.
2015
Ursula von RydingsvardYorkshire Sculpture Park
2006
Ursula von RydingsvardMadison Square Park
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Czara z Bąbelkami, 2006

Cedar
202 × 125 × 74 in
513.1 × 317.5 × 188 cm
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Permanent collection
Location
San Francisco
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Medium
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© Ursula von Rydingsvard

An internationally recognized sculptor, Ursula Von Rydingsvard creates large-scale, sometimes monumental abstract forms that resemble geological formations, landscapes, giant vessels, elements of the body, or walls that evoke her experience growing up in Nazi slave-labor and refugee camps. Rydingsvard typically works with cedar wood, composing her sculptures from intricate networks of individual beams into which she and her team cut wedges, knobs, and teeth using circular handsaws; the parts are glued and stacked together and sometimes stained with special pigments. Rydingsvard produced her 2013 abstract bronze sculpture Ona (“she” or “her” in Polish), a 12,000-pound public art installation in Brooklyn with a bumpy, textured surface, by carving the work in wood before casting it in bronze, and applying chemicals to the surface that react with the metal to create different colors.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Ursula Von Rydingsvard