Kristi Cavataro’s first solo museum exhibition will bring together stained glass sculptures made over the last five years. The exhibition will include a new body of work that tests the limits of this technique with compound curvatures and transparency. This assembly of works will give an exceptional overview of Cavataro’s method and provide insights into the evolution of the systems that structure her practice.
In 2018 Cavataro began developing a method for working with stained glass that is cut into precise panes and then soldered into faceted tubes and toruses: the elemental building blocks for her works. These prismatic forms are then twisted, combined, and woven together into complex arrangements that exceed the simplicity of their integral parts. The color, texture, and transparency of the glass selected by Cavataro give each work a specific countenance and character that bar easy identification and reduction.
This exhibition is curated by Eduardo Andres Alfonso, Associate Curator. It will be accompanied by a catalogue, the artist’s first institutional publication, which will include images of the works on view, installation views, and an essay by the curator.
Kristi Cavataro was born in 1992 in Connecticut and lives and works in New York. She received her BFA from the Cooper Union in 2015. She has been a recipient of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust Award, was a LeRoy Neiman Fellow at the Ox-Bow School of Art in 2015, and a Lighthouse Works fellow in 2018. Her works were included in the 2021 edition of Greater New York at PS1. She has exhibited at Ramiken, New York; Lisson Gallery, New York; Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island, New York; Alexander Tutsek Foundation, Munich, Germany; among others.
Top image: Kristi Cavataro, Untitled, 2022, Stained glass, 15 x 13 x 6 ½ inches. Courtesy Ramiken, New York. Photography by Object Studies