Location: 44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City
SculptureCenter’s programs identify new talent, explore the conceptual, aesthetic and material concerns of contemporary sculpture, and encourage independent vision through solo exhibitions of mid-career and established artists. Since 1987, SculptureCenter’s Artist-In-Residence program has been providing artists with the uncommon opportunity to develop a new work in the exhibition space over an extended period of time. The newly established SculptureCenter Prize is awarded annually to an accomplished yet under-recognized New York artist who has produced a mature body of work and shows further potential. The recipient receives a cash award and a solo exhibition accompanied by a catalog. Off-Site projects taking place in public and semi-public venues allow artists and audiences to explore sculpture’s role in the larger environment. The In Practice program supports artists in creating new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter.
Work in all media will be considered and artists are welcome to experiment with the parameters of traditional display and exhibition formats. The Image Library includes documentation and information on over four hundred artists and is available by appointment to curators, collectors and scholars interested in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter also features images of four to six artists selected from the Image Library on our website on a quarterly basis.
Education is integral to SculptureCenter’s mission and its programs. Seminars and workshops provide opportunities for professional and non-professional artists to expand their practice both inside and outside the studio. Lectures, dialogues, film and video screenings, performances and publications serve to provide an extended and more layered context for the program and contribute to historical documentation and critical dialogue around contemporary art.