Petah Coyne

Petah Coyne is a contemporary sculptor and photographer best known for her large and small scale hanging sculptures and floor installations. Working in innovative and disparate materials, her media has ranged from the organic to the ephemeral, from incorporating dead fish, mud, sticks, hay, black sand, specially-formulated and patented wax, satin ribbons, silk flowers, to more recently, glass, velvet, taxidermy and cast wax statuary. Unafraid to confront a range of subjects, or tackle contemporary themes, Coyne’s innate dualities are transposed in the dichotomous themes of her work: transformation and constancy; life and loss; beauty and darkness. Her work is in numerous permanent museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Whitney Museum of Art; Brooklyn Museum; Philadelphia Museum of Art; SFMoMA; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma; and the Amorepacific Museum of Art among others. Coyne currently lives in New York and is represented by Galerie Lelong & Co., New York, Nunu Fine Art, Taiwan, and Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston.