MaryKate Maher is a sculptor from Brooklyn, New York. Her work as an artist addresses nature, not as a harmonious self-regulating state, but as a series of tenuous negotiations and truces liable to fall apart at any second. At times terrifying, at times humorous, these fragile states of balance straddle the line between ecstasy and panic and form the basis of her sculptural practice. She received her BFA from Arcadia University in 2001 and her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2004. She also studied at the Glasgow School of Art and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Maher has been a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Sculpture Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Yaddo Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center artist in residence, and Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship. Recent exhibitions have included Franconia Sculpture Park (Minnesota), Hinge Gallery (Chicago), BRIC Rotunda Gallery (New York), Like the Spice Gallery (New York) with international exhibitions at Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf, Germany and Das Gift gallery, Berlin.
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