AOTW: Karen LaMonte

Czech glass artist Karen LaMonte uses clothing as a metaphor for identity and exploring the human in absentia. From blown glass puppets and marionettes, she expanded her inquiry by adding the impression of an absent body to her sculptures. This investigation of the clothing as a divider between public from private space and of transparency and transience, led to a new body of work for which she received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award in 2001.

Recently, her work was exhibited at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA and was acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

She continues to live and work in the Czech Republic.

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