Blane De St. Croix is contemporary artist who works in sculptural objects, installation and drawing. His work explores the geopolitical landscape through drawing and sculptural installation. He conducts extensive research on each project,–through site visits, photographic documentation, interviews, and satellite imagery. Employing a combination of natural and industrial materials his work explores the geopolitical landscape through drawing and sculptural installation. I conduct extensive research on each project,–through site visits, photographic documentation, interviews, and satellite imagery. Employing a combination of natural and industrial materials, I am interested in articulating humankind’s desire to take command over the earth, revealing distinct conflicts with ecology, politics and ourselves in large-scale installations that utilize architectural space in a distinct, powerful and imposing manner.
De St. Croix work also addresses the historic idea of landscape entering it into contemporary consciousness. They address both traditional and non-traditional ideas of landscape within historical and contemporary art –referencing various historic art forms and processes through the study of landscape creation from both the east and the west.
The sculptures take a slice or section from nature as a still or subliminal image of an environment in past/present or still in transition either being destroyed or healing.
De St. Croix work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally in venues that include selected Solo 2009 Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; 2009 Future Arts Research, (F.A.R.), Phoenix, AZ; and Black and White Project Space, Brooklyn; and selected group the Geisai Art Fair, Miami organized by Takashi Murakami; Black and White Project Space, Brooklyn; Black & White Gallery, New York; New York University Galleries, New York; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Djerassi Sculpture Park, Woodside, California; South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach; Laumeier Sculpture Park , St. Louis, Missouri; Gasworks Gallery, London; Side Street Projects Gallery, Santa Monica; L A Artcore, Los Angeles; Europos Parkas Sculpture Park, Vilniaus, Lithuania; Fieldgate Gallery, London; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; NY; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska; Art In Embassies Program of the U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C; Sculpture Symposium, Republic of Ireland; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY.
De St. Croix has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Selected awards include: The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship; The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors; The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant; West Prize, West Collection, Black and White Project Space Prize; a regional National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Fellowship in Sculpture; Two South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships; Two Florida State Individual Artist Fellowships; A Nebraska State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship ; Faculty Research Grant, London, England, Whittier College, California.
De St. Croix has also been awarded many notable international and national fellowship and artist residencies. Residencies at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Foundry Artist Residency, Wisconsin, Djerassi Artist Residency Program, Woodside, CA, Gasworks Artist Studio Residency, Triangle Arts Trust, London, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, Sculpture Space, Inc., Utica, NY, the Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL; Tyrone Gutherie Center, Ireland, Two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, Peterborough, NH; an Art Omi Artist Residency, Ghent, NY; Artist in Residence, Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY; Artist Alliance Studio Program, New York, NY; Special Editions Residency, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY.
De St. Croix has been written about in publications such as New York Magazine, ABC NEWS, Art Net, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Phoenix New Times, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, Public Television, ETV Network, New Art Examiner, Sculpture Magazine, St. Louis, Post-Dispatch, The Palm Beach Post, and The Miami Herald
Blane De St. Croix was born in Boston Massachusetts. Educated at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (M.F.A. – Sculpture) and Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts (B.F.A.-Sculpture with distinction). Previously Visiting Assistant Professor, Whittier College, Whittier, California; Previously Visiting Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe; Currently Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. He currently lives and works in both Brooklyn, New York and South Florida.