June Ahrens is an installation artist and sculptor. She uses reclaimed or re-purposed every day objects to create her work. Her recent work includes reflective and shadow producing materials such as broken jars and bottles, mirror. Earlier series involved working with safety pins, used soap, and air conditioner filters. The work, obsessive in spirit addresses issues of loss, danger, and survival.
Ms. Ahrens work has been included in numerous one person and group shows. Selected shows include, The Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA, H20 Film on Water, Curated by Cynthia Reeves, New Port Mills Gallery, New Port, NH, Space is the Place, Curated by Denise Markonish, Mass MOCA, Chesterwood Sculpture Park, Stockbridge, MA, Meade Museum, Amherst, MA, Neuberger Museum,NY, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, In-Site, Sculpture Guild, Governors Island, NY, NSelf-Contained Supermarket Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, Contemporary Art Gallery, Sacred Heart University, CT, Housatonic Museum, CT.
Her work was recently acquired by the Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO. She has received individual grants from the NEA, The Connecticut Commission on the Arts for Advocacy and an Artists Individual Artists Grant, the Polaroid Foundation, The Duracell Grant.