LILIANA PORTER

  • Red with Him, 2013
    Figurine and acrylic on paper, framed
    16.75 x 26.75 x 2 inches, framed

  • To Dance with You, 2013
    Figurine on paper
    19 x 15 x 2 inches, framed

  • To Dance with You, 2013
    Detail
    Figurine on paper
    19 x 15 x 2 inches, framed

  • Three Corrections, 2013
    Pencil on paper
    11.25 x 22.25 x 1.25 inches, framed

  • Forced Labor (Seamstress), 2012
    Shelf with figurine and fabric, wall installation
    10 x 43 x 10 ¼ inches

  • Forced Labor (Seamstress), 2012
    Detail
    Shelf with figurine and fabric, wall installation
    10 x 43 x 10 ¼ inches

  • Girl with Vessel, 2012
    Shelf with figurine and acrylic, wall installation
    8 x 43 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches

  • Girl with Vessel, 2012
    Detail
    Shelf with figurine and acrylic, wall installation
    8 x 43 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches

  • The Line, 2012
    Collage and pencil on paper, framed with line extending onto wall
    14.25 x 14 x1.5 inches, framed

  • To Go Back (blue bell), 2011
    porcelain bell, figurine, ink, and shelf
    9 x 24 x 6 inches

  • To Go Back (blue bell), 2011
    Detail
    porcelain bell, figurine, ink, and shelf
    9 x 24 x 6 inches

  • Dialogue with sitting man, 2011
    Diptych, figurines on two wooden shelves, wall installation
    2 x 8 ¾ x 2 inches

  • Dialogue with sitting man, 2011
    Detail
    Diptych, figurines on two wooden shelves, wall installation
    2 x 8 ¾ x 2 inches

  • The Harvest, 2010
    Acrylic & collage on paper
    14.5 x 18.5 x 1.5 inches, framed

  • To Clean Up (yellow), 2010
    Acrylic and collage on paper
    11.25 x 15.5 x 1.5 inches,framed

  • Yellow Drip, 2009
    Porcelain figurine and acrylic on wooden shelf
    7 x 43 x 10

  • Yellow Drip, 2009
    Detail
    Porcelain figurine and acrylic on wooden shelf
    7 x 43 x 10

  • Situation with White Wagon, 2009
    Acrylic and assemblage on canvas
    44 1/4 x 60 x 4 inches

  • To Sweep, 2009
    Acrylic and assemblage on canvas
    44 x 44 x 4 inches

  • The Other One (Red Sweater), 2008
    Acrylic, mirror, metal figurine on paper
    19 x 14.75 x 1.5 inches, framed

  • The Other One (Red Sweater), 2008
    Detail
    Acrylic, mirror, metal figurine on paper
    19 x 14.75 x 1.5 inches, framed

  • Vals, 2007
    Hand colored etching
    Edition 47 of fifty
    26 x 18.5 x 1.5 inches

    Publisher: Poligrafa, Barcelona

  • Red Girl, 2006
    Digital embroidery on paper
    25.25 x 21.25 x 2 inches, framed
    Edition 3/25

  • Tiger V, 2006
    Digital embroidery and thread on paper
    21.25 x 25.25 x 2 inches, framed
    Edition 5/25

    Publisher: Solo Press

  • Two of Them, 2005
    Collage and colored pencil on paper
    19 x 15 x 2 inches

  • To Go There, 2005
    pencil and collage on paper
    19 x 13 x 1.5 inches, framed

  • Boy with Postcard, 1999
    Cibachrome
    29.5 x 24.5 x 1.5 inches, framed
    Edition 1/5

Bio

http://lilianaporter.com/

b. 1941, Argentina; lives and works in New York

Parallel to photography and video, Liliana Porter makes works on canvas, prints, drawings, collages, and small installations. Many of these pieces depict a cast of characters that are inanimate objects, toys and figurines that the artist finds in flea markets, antique stores, and other odd places. The objects have a double existence. On the one hand they are mere appearance, insubstantial ornaments, but, at the same time, have a gaze that can be animated by the viewer, who, through it, can project the inclination to endow things with an interiority and identity. These “theatrical vignettes” are constructed as visual comments that speak of the human condition. Porter is interested in the simultaneity of humor and distress, banality and the possibility of meaning.

Porter’s work has been shown nationally and internationally and is represented in many public and private collections, among them:
TATE Modern Collection, London, UK;
Museum of Modern Art, New York;
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela;
Philadelphia Museum of Art;
La Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, France;
The New York Public Library;
Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile;
Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia;
Blanton Museum, Austin, TX;
Museo del Barrio, New York;
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York;
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC;
The Bronx Museum for the Arts, New York;
Museo Tamayo, México D.F.;
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain;
Daros Collection Zurich, Switzerland;
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires;
Brooklyn Museum, NY, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

 

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