The artist lives and works between Easthampton, New York, and New York, New York
Growing up immersed in creativity, Mia Fonssagrives-Solow has been making art nearly her entire life, working with any material she had available. Solow first made a name for herself in fashion, which was perhaps to be expected between her father, beauty photographer Fernand Fonssagrives; her mother, super model Lisa Fonssagrives; and her step-father, famed fashion photographer Irving Penn.
Over her prolific career, several bodies of work have emerged, all of which act as windows to the artist’s life, a life which like all others is filled with pain and joy but is inspiring in its focus on loving relationships and celebratory occasions. Somehow even in the completely abstract form, Solow herself comes across: we see her lust for life and sense of humor in everything she touches.
Solow lives and works in East Hampton, New York. She has shown her sculptures extensively in California and New York. Solow’s window displays have been featured at Cartier and Bergdorf Goodman. Her jewelry has been featured at Gagosian Gallery, Grey Area, and Foundation Maeght in Paris, as well as other shops and venues. Her sculpture is widely collected both privately and publicly.
Through mid-September 2016
From Mythology to Robots
This exhibition will feature a new collection of sculpture constructed using wood and bronze, in which Fonssagrives-Solow explores the intersection of mythology and technology. Drawing from her signature aesthetic, these works delve into mythological traditions from around the world, including Greek and Māori deities and legendary figures from The Epic of Gilgamesh. In this exhibition, ancient legends are exhumed and reinvigorated through these pieces. At times playful and futuristic, at others minimal and stirring, this collection invokes ancient stories and powerful traditions.
Mia Fonssagrives-Solow is an internationally celebrated artist and designer. As the daughter of renowned photographer Fernand Fonssagrives and iconic super model Lisa Fonssagrives, as well as the step-daughter of fashion photographer Irving Penn, Mia was born into and molded by a world of art and design. She continues to build upon this legacy as a renowned sculptor, painter and designer of fine jewelry. Fonssagrives-Solow has exhibited work throughout the U.S. and Paris and has graced the pages of many lauded publications, such as W, Elle, Instyle, Harper’s Bazaar and Artnet. Her sculpture and jewelry can currently be found in locations around the world, including Louisa Guinness Gallery, London; Gagosian Gallery, NYC; Steven Kasher, NYC; Eric Firestone, East Hampton and Galerie Agnès Monplaisir, Paris; and Galerie Maeght, Paris.
This is exhibition is on view by appointment only through mid-September at Truxel Farms. Please call the gallery for more information and to schedule a viewing. 631-604-2386.