Alyson Shotz Installs New Public Art Sculpture on USF Campus

Alyson Shotz installs a new public art project on the University of South Florida campus | Photo by Will Lytch

It might be Summer break for the USF College of the Arts students, but there are still great works of art being created right here on campus during these dog days of (almost) August.

That’s because the active and ambitious Public Art program is in full swing, and renowned artist Alyson Shotz has been invited to create a unique sculpture work for the campus.

As of today, the sculpture (shown above and below) is untitled. But it will have an official name and a new watery base by the end of next week. We’ll post a few photos of the completed project soon. So stay tuned to the USFCAM blog for all the details and photos to come.

Be sure to explore the Carol and Frank Morsani Center and take in this impressive work of art permanently nestled in the heart of the USF Campus.

Alyson Shotz public art project is now installed at the Carol and Frank Morsani Center on the USF campus | Photo by Will Lytch

More about Alyson Shotz
Alyson Shotz is known internationally for works of art that address space, light, and perception. Working in a variety of media, from large-scale installations to digital photography and painting, Shotz is intrigued by the notion of nature as “purely a human construction.” Her interest in environmental issues and topology—a branch of mathematics concerned with the properties of geometric forms that remain constant despite transformation—is also evident in her artworks.

Born in Glendale, Arizona, Shotz received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA from University of Washington, Seattle. Her work has appeared in numerous national and international group and solo shows. Shotz has also recently received the following awards; the Yale University Artist in Residence, Yale University Art Gallery in 2005-2006, Saint Gaudens Memorial Fellowship in 2007, and Pollock Krasner Foundation in 2010.

Alyson Shotz work with USF Graphicstudio
Shotz has also created a series of prints in collaboration with USF’s Graphicstudio entitled “Three Views of an Object,” which were recently featured at Carolina Nitsch Gallery. You can see these prints on the Graphicstudio website.

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