Curated Artist Registry

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Leah Wolff (born 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a visual artist living and working in New York. Wolff earned her BFA (2006) with honors from Rhode Island School of Design. She received her MFA (2011) from Columbia University's School of the Arts where she was awarded the Neiman Fellowship Award. Her sculptures, drawings and installations have been featured in three solo shows and many group exhibitions internationally and throughout the U.S. Her most recent solo show "It's been Hours" at Scaramouche, New York, was featured as a recommended show on the SculptureCenter Blog.

Wolff?s work suggest utility, but remains ambiguous. Made from ceramics, wood, plastic and woven fiber, the sculptures resemble tools, models, and other demonstrative devices. Many times, their imprecision (slumped or cracked clay, a roughness of hand) are in direct contrast with the accuracy of a scientific model. This difference traces back to her process, which is methodologically at odds with a classical scientific pursuit. Ultimately, each piece exists as a relic of investigation that advocates for separate modes of personal discovery.

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