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Ilene Sunshine
updated: 05/18/2008
website: www.ilenesunshine.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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New Vein #59
New Vein #60
New Vein #37
Ivy's
Cornered
Pink Breeze
Squirm
Handled
Spill
Large Tree Drawing (detail)
White Tree Drawing
White Tree Drawing (detail)
Conduit (detail)
Wall (detail)
Wall
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, nature, organic, consumer culture, gestural, site-specific, biomorphic, conceptual, humor, geometric
 
 
New Vein #59 by Ilene Sunshine
New Vein #59
leaf, gesso, plastic bag, Flashe paint, thread on paper
2007
12" x  9" 
New Vein #60 by Ilene Sunshine
New Vein #60
leaf, gesso, plastic bag, Flashe paint, thread on paper
2007
12" x  9" 
New Vein #37 by Ilene Sunshine
New Vein #37
leaves, gesso, plastic bag, Flashe paint, thread on paper
2006
12" x  9" 
Ivy's by Ilene Sunshine
Ivy's
scavenged Christmas tree branches, plastic bags, adhesive film, Flashe paint
2007
26.5" x  23"  x 4.5" 
Cornered by Ilene Sunshine
Cornered
scavenged Christmas tree branches, plastic bag, gesso
2007
23" x  20"  x 7" 
Pink Breeze by Ilene Sunshine
Pink Breeze
scavenged Christmas tree branches, Flashe paint, rope, thread
2007
20" x  27"  x 7.5" 
Squirm by Ilene Sunshine
Squirm
tree branches, rope, Flashe paint
2008
26.5" x  24"  x 25" 
Handled by Ilene Sunshine
Handled
scavenged Christmas tree branch, rope, Flashe paint
2008
32" x  23"  x 6" 
Spill by Ilene Sunshine
Spill
scavenged Christmas tree branches, masonite, rope, Flashe paint
2008
46" x  5"  x 28" 
Large Tree Drawing (detail) by Ilene Sunshine
Large Tree Drawing (detail)
scavenged Christmas tree branches, Flashe paint, adhesive film, marker
2007
64" x  54"  x 10" 
White Tree Drawing by Ilene Sunshine
White Tree Drawing
scavenged Christmas tree branches, acrylic paint, plastic tubing
2007
40" x  59"  x 13" 
White Tree Drawing (detail) by Ilene Sunshine
White Tree Drawing (detail)
scavenged Christmas tree branches, acrylic paint, plastic tubing
2007
40" x  59"  x 13" 
Conduit (detail) by Ilene Sunshine
Conduit (detail)
conduit pipe, vines, fluorescent lights w/ green gels
2007, The Carriage House, Islip Art Museum
102" x  120"  x 66" 
Wall (detail) by Ilene Sunshine
Wall (detail)
scavenged tree branches, plastic bags
2007
162" x  162"  x 24" 
Wall  by Ilene Sunshine
Wall
scavenged tree branches, plastic bags
2007, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
162" x  162"  x 24" 

Artist Statement

I’m a scavenger gleaning materials from the urban landscape. My drawings begin with a ‘line’ appropriated from nature— a discarded Christmas tree branch, a leaf’s vein. With the addition of fabricated materials— most often, plastic bags, tubing or rope, I make works on paper and installations that blur the boundary between nature and culture.



Artist Bio / CV

Ilene Sunshine received her BFA/Sculpture with honors from Boston University’s School of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited in NY, LA, Boston, Atlanta and other U.S. cities, as well as in France and Japan. Upcoming 2008 shows include: an installation for Art Wall on Third, The New York Public Library, curator: Arezoo Moseni; Sculpted Green, City of Bellevue Sculpture Biennial, Bellevue, WA; The Persistence of Line, Kentler International Drawing Space, Red Hook (Brooklyn), curator: Charlotta Kotik; in 2007, Observing The Edge, also at the Kentler, curator: Jennifer McGregor; Projects 07 at The Carriage House, Islip Art Museum; Green, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, and in 2006, a solo show at The Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ; Afloat, Overtones Gallery, LA, among other exhibitions. She has been awarded residencies at The MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, and The Ora Lerman Trust at Soaring Gardens. She lives and works in New York City.