2010 | NYC | Artist
Edward Schexnayder was born in Gallup, New Mexico. He was raised in New Orleans and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He received his MFA from Pratt Institute (2007) and was a studio participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program (2008). He was recently in residence in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swingspace residency program as well as an invited artist-in-residence in Croatia through Art in General’s EERE program. Edward has exhibited widely in both the United States and abroad.
“Contemporary art doesn’t possess a universal language yet because it’s economically tied to an elitist structure.” ―Josephine Meckseper
My work derives from an interest in marginalized strains of modernism, the mythic structures of reification, and a formalist critique of the readymade. Currently I’m involved with the aspects of traditional folk craft that influenced and responded to modernist ideals. This is evident in the weaving of the Bauhaus, such as Anni Albers’ use of computerized looms, and the inspirations that many artists have taken over the years from folk and craft arts, such as Eva Hesse, Robert Morris, and Faith Ringgold
We are grateful to Chashama for providing a subsidized studio for Edward’s residency within the framework of Residency Unlimited’s partnership.