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Mia Pearlman
updated: 06/11/2008
website: miapearlman.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Click thumbnails for full view:
 
GYRE (front view)
GYRE (back view)
EYE
EYE (detail)
EDDY
EDDY (detail)
EDDY (detail)
MAELSTROM
MAELSTROM
NIGH
NIGH (detail)
TORNADO
TORNADO (detail)
WHORL
WHORL (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  organic, fantasy, landscape, process, nature, social criticism, psychological, site-specific, spiritual
 
 
GYRE (front view) by Mia Pearlman
GYRE (front view)
Paper, India ink, tacks, paper clips
2008
7" x  11"  x 13 feet" 
GYRE (back view) by Mia Pearlman
GYRE (back view)
Paper, India ink, tacks, paper clips
2008
7" x  11"  x 13 feet" 
EYE by Mia Pearlman
EYE
Paper, India ink, tacks, paper clips
2008
10'" x  10' 4" 
EYE (detail) by Mia Pearlman
EYE (detail)
Paper, India ink, tacks, paper clips
2008
10'" x  10' 4" 
EDDY by Mia Pearlman
EDDY
Paper, india ink, paperclips, tacks, monofilament
2008
11'" x  14'"  x 12.5'" 
EDDY (detail) by Mia Pearlman
EDDY (detail)
Paper, india ink, paperclips, tacks, monofilament
2008
11'" x  14'"  x 12.5'" 
EDDY (detail) by Mia Pearlman
EDDY (detail)
Paper, india ink, paperclips, tacks, monofilament
2008
11'" x  14'"  x 12.5'" 
MAELSTROM by Mia Pearlman
MAELSTROM
Aluminum, steel, paper, india ink, wire, monofilament
2008
11'" x  12' dia" 
MAELSTROM by Mia Pearlman
MAELSTROM
Aluminum, steel, paper, india ink, wire, monofilament
2008
11'" x  12' dia" 
NIGH by Mia Pearlman
NIGH
Paper, india ink, paperclips, tacks, monofilament
2007
12'" x  10'"  x 9'" 
NIGH (detail) by Mia Pearlman
NIGH (detail)
Paper, india ink, paperclips, tacks, monofilament
2007
12'" x  10'"  x 9'" 
TORNADO by Mia Pearlman
TORNADO
Paper, India ink and tacks
2007
84" x  52"  x 54" 
TORNADO (detail) by Mia Pearlman
TORNADO (detail)
Paper, India ink and tacks
2007
84" x  52"  x 54" 
WHORL by Mia Pearlman
WHORL
Paper, India ink and tacks
2007
84" x  112"  x 47" 
WHORL (detail) by Mia Pearlman
WHORL (detail)
Paper, India ink and tacks
2007
84" x  112"  x 47" 

Artist Statement

I make site-specific cut paper installations, ephemeral drawings that inhabit space in both two and three dimensions. To create them, I first make complex line drawings on large rolls of paper in India ink. Then I cut out selected areas to create a new drawing, made of positive and negative space, on the reverse. Once they are pinned into a sculptural form, these forms create a drawing in space. And finally, their shadows produce a wholly new drawing on and around the three dimensional drawing.

My work is meditation on chance, control and the ephemeral nature of reality. It is a reaction to the overwhelming knowledge we now have of every aspect of our world, from the tiniest nanoparticles to the incomprehensible vastness of the universe, and the way this hyper-awareness is simultaneously awe-inspiring and soul-crushing. They evoke environmental chaos, physical instability, and infinite destructive forces beyond our control.

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
College of Art, Architecture and Planning; BFA, 1996


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Mia Pearlman: Maelstrom (upcoming) - Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, Summer 2009
Mia Pearlman + Gareth Bell-Jones (two person) - C4RD - Centre for Recent Drawing, London, UK, 2008
Cloudscapes - Ten Tents Art Lab, Beacon, NY, 2006
Baited Breath - 31 W. 21, New York, NY, 2004
Lastoprexit - 31 W. 21, New York, NY, 2003


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Collage (upcoming) - Roebling Hall, New York, NY, 2008
Paper City (upcoming) - Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY, 2008
Site Specifics ’08 (upcoming) - Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, 2008
Site 92 - Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, 2008
I Wonder If You Know What It Means? - Sears Peyton Gallery, New York, NY, 2008
Drawing the Line - Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts Boston, MA, 2007
Per Square Foot - Dieu Donné Papermill, New York, NY, 2007
Raid - Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN, 2007
Etch A Sketch, the drawing show - Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY, 2007
Wood, Water and War - Starpin Gallery, Shelton, CT, 2006
Making Your Mark: On Paper - BAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2006
Night of 1,000 Drawings - Artists Space, New York, NY, 2003
Lucky Draw - Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY, 2003
Casino Night - Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY, 2003
Tributary - A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, 2001
Field Trip - Wax Gallery, New York, NY, 2000
The Judson House Project - Judson House, New York, NY, 2000


BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Mia Pearlman + Gareth Bell-Jones”- Interface, May 2008
ISSUE #4 - FUR - http://www.fur.uk.com, April 2008
“Drawing Show Works Around Edges” - The Boston Globe, 12/20/07
“Sketch Artists” - The Boston Phoenix, 11/20/07
“Featured Artist” - Failbetter.com, Winter 2005 issue
“Featured Artist” - Glowork.org, Ongoing


RESIDENCIES

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony - upcoming 2008
Vermont Studio Center - Upcoming 2008
Byrdcliffe Arts Colony - 8/03-9/03
Lower East Side Printshop - 4/00-10/01
Vermont Studio Center - 6/10-7/7/01