Lynda Benglis (b. 1941, Lake Charles, Louisiana) lives and works in New York; Santa Fe; Kastellorizo, Greece; and Ahmedabad, India. First recognised in the late 1960s for her poured latex and foam works, Benglis created work that was a perfectly timed retort to the male-dominated fusion of painting and sculpture with the advent of Process Art and Minimalism. Known for her exploration of metaphorical and biomorphic shapes, she is deeply concerned with the physicality of form and how it affects the viewer, using a wide range of materials to render dynamic impressions of mass and surface: soft becomes hard, hard becomes soft, and gestures are frozen.Read More
Benglis’s work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at major museums around the world, including Kistefos-Museet, Norway (2018); Museo International del Barroco, Puebla, Mexico (2016); Bergen Assembly, KODE Art Museums of Bergen, Norway (2016); Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2016); Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England (2015); and Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, New York (2015).
Benglis is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants, among other commendations. Her work is held in numerous public collections including Dallas Museum of Art; Detroit Institute of Arts; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; New Orleans Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Modern, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Text courtesy Pace Gallery.
The São Paulo-based gallery also represents artists such as Lucas Arruda, Sonia Gomes, Paulo Nimer Pjota, and Kishio Suga.
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