Oriane Stender

Artist’s Statement

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 Stender was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended San Francisco Art Institute and UC Berkeley. She works with material byproducts of contemporary culture, including money, books, packaging, art reproductions and photographs. Oriane has shown with Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco and Sherry Frumkin Gallery in Santa Monica. Recent exhibitions include a two-person show with Sol Lewitt at Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, CT, and a 3-person show at Valentine in Ridgewood, NY. She will show with Firecat Projects in Chicago later in 2015.

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.

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Susan Lewis (susanlewis.net) is the Editor-in-chief and founder of Posit (positjournal.com) and the author of ten books and chapbooks, including Zoom (winner of the Washington Prize), Heisenberg's Salon, This Visit, and State of the Union. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as Walkers in the City (Rain Taxi), They Said (Black Lawrence Press), and Resist Much, Obey Little (Dispatches/Spuyten Duyvil), as well as in journals such as Agni, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions online, Diode, Interim, New American Writing, and VOLT.