Visual Arts Residency
Virginia Poundstone lives in Brooklyn and travels the world for her work. Since 2009, her sculptures, photographs and videos have exclusively explored flowers from economic, art historical and symbolic perspectives. Poundstone is interested in the economic structures that support the global floral market, and the ways in which flowers are divorced from their wild state within this system. She received a BFA in Writing and Fine Arts from the Eugene Lang College and Parsons School of Design at The New School for Social Research in New York in 2001, and an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2009 and attended The Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles in 2010. In 2015, She was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and was awarded a Pollock-Krasner grant. This past spring she had a solo exhibition at Phoebe in Baltimore, and is currently working on another solo project opening this December at Downstairs in Brooklyn.