Caroline Lathan-Stiefel

I see my work as being in flux: ever-changing and representing various states of proliferating growth. I have been making sculptural installations consisting of materials such as pipe cleaners, plastic shopping bags, fabric, straightpins, yarn and wire since 2001. The installations are drawings-in-space that cover, divide, encircle, and fill the spaces in which they are situated. Monumental in scale and intensely colored and textured, the work aims to physically affect the body of the viewer. Drawing is also an integral part of my practice; the small pen and ink drawings I make both inform and are informed by the sculptures. 

Lathan-Stiefel has exhibited her work at the Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin, Tiger Strikes Asteroid and Locks Gallery in Philadelphia, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts in Miami, The Delaware Contemporary Art Center in Wilmington, Galerie Articule in Montreal, Suyama Space in Seattle, Sandler Hudson Gallery and whitespace in Atlanta, and at the West Collection in Oaks, PA.

She is the recipient of an Independence Foundation Grant, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Creative Capital Foundation Grant, and a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant. She received her BA in Visual Arts from Brown University and her MFA from the Maine College of Art.

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