Profile: Kevin Beasley (1985-)

Kevin Beasley is an American artist working in sculpture, performance art, and sound installation. He lives and works in New York City. Education and early life Kevin Beasley was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. He received a BFA from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan in 2007 and an MFA from Yale in 2012. Work Beasley is known for sculpture that incorporates found materials – … Continue reading Profile: Kevin Beasley (1985-)

Profile: El Anatsui

El Anatsui is an internationally acclaimed artist who transforms simple materials into complex assemblages that create distinctive visual impact. He uses resources typically discarded such as liquor bottle caps, printing plates and cassava graters to create sculpture that defies categorization. His use of these materials reflects his interest in reuse, transformation, and an intrinsic desire to connect to his continent of Africa while transcending the limitations of place. His work can interrogate the history of colonialism and draw connections between consumption, waste, and the environment, but at the core is his unique formal language that distinguishes his practice. Continue reading Profile: El Anatsui