Since 2004, Nicole Cherubini has been challenging conventions and expectations of sculpture through her primary medium: clay. By integrating elements like platforms, frames, wood armatures, paint, aluminum, flora and found objects, the artist proposes a distinct new relationship between materials, history and purpose for the viewer. Using the unique proportions of the architectural space of the Museum designed by Edward Durell Stone, Cherubini seeks to address it as sculpture. She has included multiple surfaces and platforms with works representative of the arc of her artistic career as well as mobile seating arrangements for viewing, reading and listening.
Nicole Cherubini was born in 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts. She lives and works in Hudson, New York.
Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at institutions including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Jersey City Museum in Jersey City, New Jersey; the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York; the Pérez Art Museum in Miami, Florida; and the Santa Monica Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California.
She has participated in numerous group exhibitions at institutions including the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Massachusetts; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri; MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York; Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano in Guadalajara, Mexico; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts; the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence, Rhode Island; the Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts; the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs, New York; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Permanenten: The West Norway Museum of Decorative Art in Bergen, Norway.
The exhibition and publication are supported by the UAlbany Office of the President, Office of the Provost, The University at Albany Foundation, and University Auxiliary Services (UAS).
Hex with pink. Polygon, 2018
Earthenware, glaze, acrylic, grog, spray paint, pine, magic sculpt, PC-11
40 x 40 x 6 inches
Image courtesy of the artist and SEPTEMBER Gallery, Hudson, NY