Blane De St Croix
My recent body of work explores the geopolitical landscape through drawing and sculptural installation. I conduct extensive research on each project,--through site visits, photographic documentation, interviews, and satellite imagery. Employing a combination of natural and industrial materials, I am interested in articulating humankind's desire to take command over the earth, revealing distinct conflicts with ecology, politics and ourselves in large-scale installations that utilize architectural space in a distinct, powerful and imposing manner.
De St. Croix has been included in exhibitions that include Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Future Arts Research, (F.A.R.), Phoenix, AZ; the New York Center for Art & Media Studies; the Geisai Art Fair, Miami organized by Takashi Murakami; Black & White Project Space, Brooklyn; Gasworks, London; Side Street Projects, Santa Monica; Fieldgate Gallery, London; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Art In Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY. De St. Croix has been the recipient of numerous awards including: The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters & Sculptors; The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant; Black & White Project Space Prize; a regional National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship; South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships.