.martin puryear

Sculptor, Martin Puryear employs wood, mesh, stone and metal to create forms that resist identification.  His objects and public installations are a marriage of minimalist logic with traditional ways of making. Puryear represented the United States at the Bienal de São Paulo in 1989, where his exhibition won the Grand Prize. Puryear is the recipient of numerous awards, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant, and the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture. Puryear was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 2007 and received an honorary doctorate from Yale University in 1994.  His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. among others.  He is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery, NY. – Paulson Fontaine Press