Blane De St. Croix has been named recipient of the 2015 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. SARF Fellows spend one to two months in residence at the Smithsonian immersed in its unparalleled collections and multidisciplinary scholarly expertise; building connections between art, science, history, and culture. This is a highly competitive international academic research award which requires an extensive application process, Smithsonian Staff research advisor support, and a highly detailed research proposal.
Blane De St. Croix & Natalie Frank is currently running at the Dieu Donné Gallery in New York City from August 21-September 26. The artist has created two distinct bodies of work that emulate natural phenomena of snow and lava using processes innate to pulp and paper making. These low-relief modular wall works are based on the artist’s research trips to the Arctic Circle and the Hawaiian shield volcano of Kilauea. A second show in Karlstad, Sweden is at the Värmlands Museum from September–February 22. Where Do We Migrate To? explores contemporary issues of migration through artworks that address how a multiplicity of migratory encounters demand an increasingly complex understanding of the human condition. As a result, a range of political, psychological, poetic, and pragmatic manifestations of the contemporary migratory experience are explored.
As an artist selected to be a Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Resident of 2015, Blane De St. Croix has been awarded a large production/research studio in Brooklyn for an entire year. The juried selection panel chose De St. Croix and 16 other residents from among over 1,000 applicants.