Emilie Louise Gossiaux, presented by Mother Gallery (Beacon, NY) at Untitled Art, Miami Beach 2022, has been awarded the inaugural Pébéo Production Prize.
The Pébéo Production Prize is a hybrid cash and in-kind materials award to an artist working towards an exhibition at an institution or non-profit organization in 2023/24. This year's prize will support multidisciplinary artist Emilie Louise Gossiaux towards her first major solo exhibition at a large American institution, The Queens Museum, in the Fall of this year.
Emilie Louise Gossiaux (b. 1989 New Orleans, LA and based in NYC) received a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2014, and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale School of Art in 2019. Since losing her vision due to a traffic accident in 2010, Gossiaux’s altered experiences have influenced her practice's trajectory — drawing on inspiration from dreams, memories, and non-visual sensory perceptions. Gossiaux connects to landscape and body without sight. As such, her drawings and ceramics pertain deeply to bodily autonomy, exploring themes such as love, intimacy, and the interdependent relationships between humans and non-human species. Much of her work is inspired by the interspecies bond she has with her Guide Dog, London, and celebrates disability pride. Simultaneously, she disrupts the Anthropocene understanding of agency and the hierarchic ordering between humans and animals.
Gossiaux's recent solo shows include Significant Otherness at Mother Gallery (New York, NY); Memory of a Body at Mother Gallery (Beacon, NY); and After Image at False Flag Gallery (New York, NY). Her participation in group shows, both domestic and internationally, include the Wellcome Collection (London, UK, 2022); 1969 Gallery (New York, NY 2022); The Aldrich Museum (Ridgefield, CT, 2022); Gallery 400 (Chicago, IL 2022); MoMA PS 1 (New York, NY 2021); Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany, 2021); The Krannert Art Museum (Champagne, IL, 2021); The Shed (New York, NY, 2021); SculptureCenter (New York, NY, 2020); and The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (New York, NY, 2018).
This Exhibitor Prize is furnished by Pébéo — A benchmark in the field of graphic art, the Pébéo family business has specialized in creating colors for many years. Striking the balance between innovation and an educational approach, the company promotes development and creativity through the practice of art.
Image courtesy of the artist and Mother Gallery.