Alumna Coleen Sterritt named Guggenheim fellow

Coleen Sterritt (Photo courtesy of Coleen Sterritt)

Coleen Sterritt, ’76 FAA, has been named a fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

For close to 40 years, the Los Angeles artist has fabricated hybrid sculpture evoking the interplay between nature, culture and lived experience. Sterritt’s source materials are pulled from everyday objects and elements. Plaster, tar, pinecones, fishing line, found furniture and studio refuse are just some of the components she uses to construct and express her richly evocative formal language. Questioning the diverse possibilities of sculpture in both scale and form, her eccentric, abstract structures present strong polarities possessing a resonance at once familiar and obscure.

Guggenheim fellows are appointed on the basis of impressive achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.

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