Prologue | Ana Esteve Llorens
Presented by Pump Project
​This exhibition is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Dev. Dept, Fine Lumber & McCann Woodworks.
Front Gallery at Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery, 3411 E. 5th St. ​
On View: July 19 – August 3, 2019 Saturdays 12-5p, or by appointment

Prologue features two new sculptures and a weaving-object by means of which the artist revisits and expands her sculptural body of work. Each piece initiates a new series that will be presented subsequently in larger, more complex installations. Utilizing natural and industrial materials the artist blurs the boundaries between art, craft and design. In each work manual and digital processes coexist to complement and expand each other, and to further develop her ongoing research on the relation between memory, abstraction and the process of making.

During the time of the exhibition the artist will not be present but can be reached at should you have questions or inquiries about the pieces.

Ana Esteve Llorens was born in Valencia, Spain and has been living, intermittently, between Spain and the US since 2005. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Masters of Arts and a B.A. from Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Prior to her Art career she was trained as an Engineer and received a Telecommunication degree from Higher Polytechnic School of Gandía, specializing in Image and Sound. She worked as an engineer for four years, in Wolfsburg and in Madrid. Both, her scientific and artistic education inform her studio practice. In her installations and sculptural pieces craftsmanship and technology combine in the treatment of classical and industrial materials to link and expand the syntax of sculpture. Esteve Llorens has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, which include a Fulbright Fellowship, an Excellence award from AMEXCID, and Fellowship from Arte y Derecho Foundation. Her work has been shown in Europe and in The Americas. She has been an artist in residence at Yaddo in New York, The French Academy in Madrid, and The National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City among others. She lives between Austin, Valencia, and Denton, where she teaches Sculpture at UNT.

Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery is located in East Austin in a vintage Quonset hut built in 1948. It has been a workshop to wood artist and manager of the space, Brian David Johnson since 2016. Prior to 2016, Beaman Metal Company operated out of the row of huts since the mid 70’s. Additional studios and a woodshop house local artists working in various mediums that contribute to the creative energy of the space.

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