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Libby Black
American, b. 1976
Libby Black is a painter and sculptural installation artist living in Berkeley, CA. Her artwork charts a path through personal history and a broader cultural context to explore the intersection of politics, feminism, LGBTQ+ identity, consumerism, addiction, notions of value, and desire. Her sculptural works are to-scale re-creations of objects (some from her own life, some fictional) made of paper, hot glue, and acrylic paint. She arranges these three dimensional renderings of domestic objects, books, magazines, handbags, and shoes in still-life arrangements, creating hybrids that mix the real and the imaginary. Black also produces two dimensional paintings and drawings based on imagery culled from disparate sources like fashion magazines, newspapers, and books. She received a BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art in 1999 and an MFA at the California College of the Arts in 2001. Libby is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University.

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