Holly Pitre was born in Cut Off, Louisiana in 1982. Her work has been exhibited at New Jersey City University; Liceu de Artes e Ofícios de São Paulo, Brazil; Museu Eugênio Teixeira Leal, Salvador, Brazil; the Bronx Art Space; ABC No Rio, NY. She has been awarded artist residencies at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), São Paulo, Brazil; Ateliê Aberta, Casa Tomada, São Paulo, Brazil; 365 Days Of Print; Wonder Woman 5: Ah, Motherland!, Jersey City, New Jersey. Her work has been published on DesignBoom.com and in “Convivências, #5” and “Studio Visit Magazine”. She received a BFA from Louisiana Tech University in 2005. She lives and works between New York City and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Visit Holly's website at www.hollypitre.com. 


My sculptures mine personal experience to explore the nature of perception, the way we think about ourselves, others, and life, especially the moments when a way of seeing changes in some manner, big or small. The work employs a variety of common household items. Toothbrushes and old electronics are re-contextualized to produce sculptures that double as artifacts of collaboration. The reaction of salt to ice becomes a metaphor for the imperceptibly slow passing of geological time. Time is a key element in my exploration functioning as a conduit for the potential modification of perception.