Kenyon College

Roxy Paine (American b. 1966)


Contemporary sculptor and installation artist Roxy Paine is best known for his colossal installations that painstakingly recreate natural and familiar objects and spaces in jarring verisimilitude. Using unlikely materials to fabricate his replicas, Paine endows the real with a combined sense of artificiality and wonder. Born in 1966 in New York, Paine studied at the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Pratt Institute, New York. He is recognized internationally, having exhibited in the U.S. and abroad since the 1990s, with recent solo exhibitions at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; Wanas Foundation, Sweden, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Additionally, he has installed large-scale works at New York’s Central Park, Madison Square Park, and the Whitney Biennial, among many other sites and venues. Paine was the also the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the Trustees Award for an Emerging Artist by the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Today, Paine lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.