Mai-Thu Perret


glazed ceramic
19 x 14 5/8 x 1 7/8inches

Internationally acclaimed Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret conceptually grounds her practice on a fourteen year-old, non-linear narrative project called The Crystal Frontier. The multi-disciplinary fiction chronicles the lives of a feminist commune of women residing in the New Mexican desert. It survives by producing unique sculptures, paintings, videos, and textile works via feminist methods of creation. In this glazed ceramic piece, Needle and Mustard Seed Meet, Perret brings clay into a direct relationship with painting. Vertical impressions in the clay make up this modernist composition that is akin to artistic predecessors like Agnes Martin. Mai-Thu Perret was included in the 54th Venice Biennale. Perret has been awarded the Zurich Art Prize and had a solo exhibition at Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich. Other solo exhibitions have been presented at Mamco, Geneva; Le Magasin, Grenoble; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor; Aspen Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and The Kitchen, New York. Perret’s work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions at venues such as Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Arnhem; Malmö Konsthall, Malmö; Haus der Kunst, Munich; 2nd Athens Biennial; and Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.