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.