(Image: Lael Marshall, Red Checkered, 2012, oil, casein, thread on fabric, 18 x 20 in.; © Lael Marshall)
Lael Marshall (b. 1968, Seattle, Washington)
When looking at Lael Marshall’s work, everything but the kitchen sink is the cliché that comes to mind—it’s then justly trumped by her reimagining of form. Working in series, she upends the utilitarianism of dishtowels, soap, paper bag containers, and sponges—to name a few of her raw materials. Her sustainability is less an end to itself, and more part and parcel of the process that leads to her assemblages.
She has shown her work at galleries and institutions in Germany, Switzerland, New York, Marfa, Texas, and most recently in Textility, at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey.
(text by Aldrin Valdez)
Education: The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (BFA), 1986-1990. Die Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany, class of Prof. Gerd Winner, 1990-1996. Diplom (MFA equivalent) as 'Meisterschülerin,' Die Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany, 1997.
Lael Marshall was chosen as a Winner in Round #3 of 2012 Showcase Series.
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