Ursula Von Rydingsvard, ‘Untitled’, 2017, The Wooster Group: Benefit Auction 2018

The work was made at Dieu Donné in NYC. This work is sold unframed.

Von Rydingsvard was born in Deensen, Germany to Polish and Ukrainian parents who came from a long line of farmers. She maintains a studio in Brooklyn, New York. Von Rydingsvard’s work is represented in the permanent collections of over 50 public collections. Recent acquisitions include the Akron Museum of Art, Ohio; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California. Since 2014, she has presented solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire, France; Kloster Schönthal, Switzerland; Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey; in Venice, Italy as a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale; and at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, United Kingdom. New permanent public commissions include SCIENTIA at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; URODA at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University; and a forthcoming commission for the Denning House at Stanford University, California.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling, curated by Mark Rosenthal, will be on view at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (April 27 — August 26, 2018). Concurrent with the Fabric Workshop and Museum is Now, She, in which two large-scale outdoor sculptures will be shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (April 27 — August 26, 2018). A solo exhibition of new and recent work by Ursula von Rydingsvard, opens at Galerie Lelong, New York, New York on May 3, 2018.
Courtesy of The Wooster Group

Signature: Signed verso

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Lelong & Co.

About 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.

German, b. 1942, Deensen, Germany, based in Brooklyn, New York