Roxy Paine  (American, 1966) 

Roxy Paine (American, b.1966) is a Contemporary sculptor and painter, best known for his large-scale, tree-like structures. Paine attended the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico and the Pratt Institute in New York. In addition to his outdoor tree sculptures—which he calls Dendroids—Paine creates sculptures and paintings using computer-operated devices and robotics. The first Dendroid sculpture was Imposter (1999). These works are often crafted using stainless steel pipes and panels that are bent and dented to resemble a tree's network of branches. A similar set of sculptural works, called Replicants, are also made using industrial materials, and are then carefully painted by hand to mimic natural plants and fungi. One of Paine's best-known and most ambitious Dendroid creations is Maelstrom (2009), which was temporarily installed on the rooftop garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Measuring 29 x 130 x 45 feet, the sculpture appeared to grow out of the Museum itself. Visitors were even invited to touch and climb upon the work. Paine's Dendroids, in both appearance and name, reference not only the branches of plant life, but other branching networks, including the dendrites of neurological systems. His work frequently confronts the relationship between the organic and the artificial, and strives to evoke the sense of awe often inspired by nature. Paine's art has been displayed in various museums, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn and Treadwell, NY.

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Roxy Paine, Scumark (P2-R19)


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Scumark (P2-R19)

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Roxy Paine, Head Cheese


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Head Cheese

Roxy Paine, Untitled


Roxy Paine

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Roxy Paine, S2-P2-B14


Roxy Paine
S2-P2-B14, 2002
sculptures, mixed media


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Roxy Paine, Scumak (Orange)


Roxy Paine
Scumak (Orange), 2001
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Roxy Paine, 18303222006A


Roxy Paine
18303222006A, 2006
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1966   Born in New York, New York
1986 - 1987   College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1987 - 1989   Pratt Institute, New York
2008   Art Basel 39 Public Art Projects
2013   Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
2011   Roxy Paine: Scumaks and Dendroids, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO (solo)
2010   James Cohan Gallery, New York (solo)
2010   Wanas Foundation, Knislinge, Sweden (solo)
2010   The Secret Lives of Trees, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz
2009   Reflection, Refraction, Reconfiguration: Mediated Images from the Collection of Polly and Mark Addison, University Art Museum, Colorado State University
2009   Roxy Paine: Dendroid Drawings and Maquettes, James Cohan Gallery, New York (solo)
2009   Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (solo)
2009   Roxy Paine: Inversion, Jablonka Galerie Berlin at Art Basel
2008   Ester Partegàs, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid (solo)
2008   Ester Partegàs: The Invisible, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT(solo)
2008   Roxy Paine: SCUMAKS, James Cohan Gallery, New York (solo)
2008   Bending Nature, Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus
2008   Bizarre Perfection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
2008   Freedom: Den Haag Sculptur 2008, The Hague, The Netherlands
2008   Public Art Projects: Art Basel 39, Basel
2008   Paragons: New Abstraction from the Albright-Knox Gallery, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto
2007   Delicatessen, Florida Atlantic University Dorothy F. Schmidt Center Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
2007   Art Machines/Machine Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
2007   Molecules that Matter, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs
2007   The Outdoor Gallery: 40 Years of Public Art in New York City Parks; The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, New York
2007   Drawings from the Collection of Martina Yamin, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College
2007   you are, the world is, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, (solo)
2007   INVADERS: Ester Partegàs, Museo nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (solo)
2007   Saturated Fat, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2007   2nd Moscow Biennale, Federation Tower, Moscow
2007   Cart(ajena), Cartagena de las Indias, Colombia
2007   Roxy Paine, Madison Square Park, New York, New York
2006   New Work, James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York
2006   Roxy Paine: PMU, Portland Art Museum, Oregon
2006   Saturated Fat, Foxy Production, New York, NY (solo)
2006   We the People, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2006   Less World, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne (solo)
2006   Recent Acquisitions, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal
2006   Meditations in an Emergency, MOCAD, Detroit
2006   Garden Paradise, curated by Lacy Davisson Doyle and Clare Weiss, The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, New York
2006   Fixed and Hazardous Objects, Virginia Commonwealth University Gallery, Richmond, VA (solo)
2006   Les coses més importants, Cercle Cultural CajaMadrid, Barcelona (solo)
2006   Las cosas más importantes, 16 Provectos de Arte Español, Arco, Madrid (solo)
2005   Barricades, Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid (solo)
2004   Defunct, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (ongoing)
2003   Armory, Piers 88 and 90, 12th Avenue, New York, New York
2003   Roxy Paine/Second Nature, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, AZ
2002   Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2002   Inoculate, James Cohen Gallery, New York
2001   Roxy Paine, MOCA PMU, Miami, FL
2001   Give and Take, Serpentine Gallery, London, England
1998   Roxy Paine, Renate Schroder Galerie, Cologne, D
1997   Benefit for Pat Heam, Morris-Healy Gallery, New York
1995   Roxy Paine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York
1994   Free Falling, Berlin Shafir Gallery, New York
1991   Entropy, Generator 547, New York
2001    C. Knight, 'Rpxy Paine, The Los Angeles Times, June 15, p. F26
2001    A. Landi, 'The Big Dipper', ARTnews, January, pp. 136-39
1999    D. Nahas, 'Roxy Paine', Flash Art, 32, May - June, pp. 114-15
1996    R. Smith, 'Inside/Out', The New York Times, September 20
1992    E. Hess, 'Give Me Fever', The Village Voice, December 29, p. 95