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I still can't remember when or how I lost my way, 2014
limestone and sandstone
45.75 x 4...

Show me, show me, 2014
obsidian
30.5 x 32 x 1.75 inches
77.5 x 81.3 x 4.4 cm
L...

When black is burned, 2014
obsidian
30 x 24.5 x 1.5 inches
76.2 x 62.2 x 3.8 cm
...

The Light Pours Out of Me, 2012
Installation view Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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preserve 'beauty', 1991/2003
900 red gerbera 'beauty' pressed behind glass
3...

preserve 'beauty', 1991/2003
900 red gerbera 'beauty' pressed behind glass
3...

revons d'ôr, 2006
cast bronze, glazed porcelain, polyester rope
84 x 108 x 54 inch...

solid and miraculous in the face of adversity (citrine), 2005
unique cast glass
6.69 x 12.99...

Motherlode (After the gold rush), 2005
pinewood case of six zinfandel wines
750 ml bottles

Begin again to the summoning birds, 2005
silver-leafed pine tree
dimensions variable
...

Time is our choice of how to love and why (russet), 2004
cast bronze, ceramic
111 x 140 x 10...

The power to be true to you, 2003
gold lamé hand-knotted fishing net
120 x 86 inches<...

like we've never met, 2003
found mahoghany glazed doors
two parts, each:
91.14 x ...

As long as there were any roads to amnesia and anaethesia still to be explored, 2002
7 felled Oaks<...

because nothing has changed, 2001
cast bronze, 250 live apples, twine
Dimensions approximate...

it must give pleasure, 2001
bronze and silver with enamel coat
approximately:
30 x 15...

the way things are -- green with red, 2000
c-print
39.37 x 118.11 inches
100 x 300 cm...

blessed, 2000
cast bronze, 400 bright red ceramic apples, twine
dimensions vary:
110....

aspire, 1999

aspire (detail), 1999
installation view at TOCAG, Tokyo, Japan
3 perspex discs, rope, candle...

Chasing Rainbows, 1998
glass beads and light
dimensions variable
Edition of 3
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absolute, 1996
four cubes of ice
100 x 100 x 100 cm
LM5865

No Place Better Than This, 1996
glass, wood and candles
LM6702

head over heals, 1995
365 orange gerbera threaded into a chain
variable
LM5862

into the blue, 1993
one ton of salt bricks on Bournemouth beach
variable
LM5869

Red on White, 1993
1/2 gallon of blood, glass, rock salt
74 x 64 x 1 inches
188 x 162...

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Anya Gallaccio

Anya Gallaccio (b. 1963, Scotland; lives and works in London and San Diego, CA) creates site-specific installations, often using organic materials as her medium. Past projects have included arranging a ton of oranges on a floor, placing a 32-ton block of ice in a boiler room, and painting a wall with chocolate. Due to the nature of these materials, her works undergo natural processes of transformation and decay, often with unpredictable results. Referencing the art historical genre of landscape painting, Gallaccio’s work is heavily influenced by her own environment. In 2008, she moved from London to southern California, resulting in a shift in materials as she responded to the landscape of the western United States. Since then, she has become more focused on geological history and uses local rock species like limestone, sandstone, and granite as her materials. Her work references both the minimalist structure of artists such as Carl Andre and Donald Judd, while following artists such as Robert Smithson in the tradition of Land Art. As part of the generation of Young British Artists, Gallaccio was included in the now legendary 1988 exhibition, Freeze, curated by Damien Hirst at the London Docklands.

 

Gallaccio attended Kingston Polytechnic and Goldsmiths College at the University of London. Solo exhibitions of her work have been organized at Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA (forthcoming, 2018); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2015); Eastshire Museum, Scotland (2010); Camden Art Centre, London (2008); SculptureCenter, New York (2006); Tate Britain, London (2003); and Serpentine Gallery, London (1997). Select group exhibitions featuring her work include Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London (2016); Something About a Tree, FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2013); Green Acres: Artists Farming, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (2012); Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2011); Turner Prize: A Retrospective, Tate Britain, London, traveled to Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2007); Rose c’est la vie- On Flowers in Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2004); The Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London (2000); Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 1980s and '90s, Hayward Gallery, London (1997). Gallaccio’s work is featured in numerous international public and private collections, including Tate Britain, London; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and South London Gallery, London.

 

In 2003, Gallaccio was shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize. In 2018, she will participate in the 21st Sydney Biennale.