Mia Pearlman was born in the USA in 1974. Since receiving her BFA from Cornell University in 1996, Pearlman has exhibited internationally in numerous galleries, non-profit spaces and museums, including Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, NY), the Centre for Recent Drawing (London), and Roebling Hall (New York, NY). In 2009 her solo show MAELSTROM opens at the Montgomery Museum of Art in Montgomery, Alabama, followed by participation in shows at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. She has participated in numerous residencies (Lower East Side Printshop, Vermont Studio Center) and is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Pearlman lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Mia Pearlman



04.03.2009 to 17.03.2009

Artist Mia Pearlman makes impressive site-specific installations using only paper cuts. During her residence at 'ace Pearlman developed for the first time (with the assistance of Argentine industrial designers and the team of 'ace) a prototype for an edition of laser-cut paper sculptures. This edition was fabricated and sold at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, in conjunction with the exhibition SLASH: PAPER UNDER THE KNIFE, curated by David McFadden.  The exhibition was on view from October 7, 2009 - April 4, 2010.

" I make site-specific cut paper installations, ephemeral drawings that inhabit space in both two and three dimensions. I first make complex line drawings on large rolls of paper in India ink. Then I cut out selected areas to create a new drawing, made of positive and negative space, on the reverse. Pinned into a sculptural form, these forms create a drawing in space. And finally, their shadows produce a wholly new drawing on and around the three dimensional drawing". 

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