Caroline Lathan-Stiefel

2015 Pew Fellow

1/10: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, 2015 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
2/10: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, 2015 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
3/10: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Jeux, detail, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. Photo by Colourworks.
4/10: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Wider Than The Sky, 2014, fabric, plastic, pipe cleaners, wire, string, fishing weights, dimensions variable. This installation was exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida as a part of its Project Atrium series. Photo by Thomas Hager.
5/10: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Wider Than The Sky (detail), 2014, fabric, plastic, pipe cleaners, wire, string, fishing weights, dimensions variable. This installation was exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida as a part of its Project Atrium series. Photo by Douglas J. Eng.
6/10: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Slant, 2016, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. Photo by Colourworks.
7/10: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel working on Quarry, 2015, fabric, plastic, pipe cleaners, wire, thread, fishing weights, steel rods, 80 x 13 feet. Photo by Sarah Alderman.
8/10: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Warp + Weft installation view, 2016, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. Photo by Colourworks.
9/10: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Quarry, 2015, is a permanent, site-specific installation in the 80-feet high stairwell of a new Liberty Property Trust building designed by d2 architectural firm in Malvern, PA. Photo by Sarah Alderman.
10/10: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel working on Quarry in her studio. Photo by Sarah Alderman.

“The push and pull between the corporeal and the optical is my modus operandi.”

Caroline Lathan-Stiefel’s (b. 1967) large-scale, immersive sculptural installations play with weight and mass, creating pattern, color, and light from everyday materials. Her delicately-webbed “drawings-in-space…cover, divide, encircle, and fill” their installation sites, she says, while the forms of organic systems present in the work influence viewers both physically and visually, heightening and destabilizing their experience. Lathan-Stiefel holds an MFA from Maine College of Art and a BA from Brown University, and regularly shows work throughout the United States and Canada. She has held solo exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville; the Philadelphia Art Alliance; the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, among others. The recipient of a 2011 West Prize from the West Collection, where her work is part of the permanent collection, Lathan-Stiefel has received grants from the Independence Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation, as well as a Sculpture Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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