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Maria Petschnig
  • Female
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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Website
http://maria.petschnig.cc
Member type
Artist, Curator
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Installation, Performance, Sculpture, Video
I am...
I was born 1977 in Klagenfurt, Austria, and moved to New York in 2003. I studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at the Royal College of Art and the Wimbledon School of Art in London. My work has been shown at numerous solo and group shows and film festivals internationally. Most recently, my videos were screened at MIX NYC Film Festival, "Poco Brillo", El Bodegón, Bogotá, Colombia, "Reduced Polish", Alucine Media Festival, Toronto, Canada, MAXIMUM BONKERS, Envoy Gallery, NYC, Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC, or at "Video in Progress 3", New Media Center, Ljubljana. Recent Live Performances were held at 179 Canal, NYC (with Melanie Maar), or at the Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC
About my artwork
My work explores the relationship between the body and clothing, drawing attention to questions concerning sexuality, identity, voyeurism and fantasy, all from a specifically feminist/post-feminist viewpoint. I intentionally play on prejudices and stereotypes, creating a constant shift between the sensual and the grotesque while tapping into a pool of endless roles, poses, and personae. All clothing carries a gendered message, as well as functioning as a social masquerade. In contrast, I choose to alter this dynamic, emphasizing the sculptural element of clothing as opposed to its function of signifying a second skin. Therefore, in my work, I strive to encourage a different, real, non-judgmental gaze, beyond the common generalizations and the objectified perceptions of the body. Disregarding gender conventions in a bold and sometimes disturbing manner, I use my own body, surrendering myself to the mercy of the public eye.
Artists I like
At the moment it's Marina Abramovic, Isa Genzken, Michael Haneke.
Centre of the artworld:
nowhere and everywhere

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At 6:42 on April 1, 2009, pravin said…
such a creative ,, MAria.. great man.............. love to see u ,more... hey great,,,,

best

pravin
At 13:04 on March 6, 2009, ART & ARTISTS LA said…
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.

Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.

The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.

Entry Deadline March 15th 2009.

AWARD

A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.

To receive the Submission Form and bases

E-MAIL: BBIRDINTCOMP@YAHOO.COM

www.bluebirdarthouse.com
At 15:13 on February 24, 2009, artreview.com said…
Hi Maria,

Welcome to artreview.com!

Enjoy the site. Also, check out ArtReview:Digital -- it's ArtReview magazine in full on your screen, and it's FREE.
 
 
 

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