Nari Ward


Artist Nari Ward creates large sculptural installations that are composed of found object materials that celebrate a variety of concepts such as site histories, community stories and temporary architecture. For the Whitney Biennial in 2006, the artist created “Glory,” a large tanning bed made from oil barrels that are designed to imprint the American flag onto the skin. Other works include a large wall stacked with more than 300 television sets that the artist presented for the “Saint Peter’s Odyssey Salon” at the Deitch Projects in New York (2004); this exhibition was also reviewed by Art in America. Nari Ward is a graduate of Brooklyn College (1992) and Hunter College in New York (1991) and has received awards from the Penny McCall Foundation and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Last year, Ward exhibited in the Taipei Biennial and with Spazio Oberdan in Milano.