My work is made from various paper manifestations of material culture. The media I use include money, art reproductions from art auction catalogues, book pages, photographs and newspaper. Often using techniques – including weaving and sewing – that have been historically relegated to the category of “women’s work” or “outsider art”, I combine the dollar – our culture’s most powerful object – with images of Pop art. I make quilts out of photographs or dollars. I make mosaic installations of pictures of dead soldiers from the newspaper. My materials are objects of both personal and cultural significance.
Oriane’s work is in the permanent collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC; International Collage Center at Brandeis University; and Arkansas Arts Center. Corporate collections include JP Morgan Chase, Synopsys Inc.; and Centerbridge Partners L.P. She has been a Brooklyn resident since 2004. Her work can be seen at Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque; Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven; and Pierogi, Brooklyn.