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Sky Pape’s process based work combines gestural and structural painterly elements to create cohesive, intriguing, and visually pleasing pieces. The work is at once instinctual and carefully crafted. Watery, gestural sweeps of Sumi ink are intertwined with high-pigmented crisp geometric lines and shapes. With both a sense of control and spontaneity, these paper works are sophisticated and balanced. Pape masterfully directs the viewer across, around and through the paper. Colorful shapes and lines are balanced and tempered by Pape's gestural ink strokes.Sky Pape’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Tiffany & Co., Le Cirque du Soleil, and other public, corporate, and private collections.
New York artist, Sky Pape, creates process based, abstract works on paper that are subtly impactful. With organic sweeps of ink, and bright flashes of color Pape is able to balance soft and hard edges. Her work has been exhibited and collected by several museums, most recently the Sheldon Museum of Art in Nebraska, and the Grand Rapids Museum of Art in Michigan. Pape’s work is in in the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Tiffany & Co., Le Cirque du Soleil, and other public, corporate, and private collections. Awards and honors include residency fellowships in Italy at The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center and The BogliascoFoundation’s Liguria Study Center for the Arts & Humanities, as well as grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the E.D. Foundation, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and the Chenven Foundation. She is represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York City and has exhibited internationally since the early 1980s.
For fourteen years, until 2000, Pape maintained a parallel career in scientific research, primarily in the fields of schizophrenia, genetics, and traumatic brain injury. Her research analyses were published in the American Journal of Psychiatry and other publications, while her artwork has twice been the cover of MIT’s Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. Her interest in science continues to factor into her creative activities. Pape is a nature enthusiast and pom-pom waver for creative folks of all stripes. Born in Canada, she lives and works in northernmost Manhattan.
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