Lot 57: Shasti O’Leary Soudant

2016 CEPA Gallery Biennial Art Auction, Shasti O'Leary Soudant

Dialogue with Yu Fei Fei
Archival Pigment Prints
29 x 21 inches each

BIO: Shasti O’Leary Soudant is a Buffalo-based multimedia artist from New York City who earned her BFA from Purchase College, and MFA from University at Buffalo. In her practice, she uses a wide range of media and material to talk about hidden forces, immersive experiences, transformation, vanity, sexuality and the ways in which we edit the self in reaction to culture, politics and emotion. Soudant recently completed a large scale public art sculpture commission entitled WEEPING WALL for the Savarino Companies at 500 Seneca Street, and is currently at work on another large scale commission for the lobby of the new Roswell Park Clinical Sciences Center, which will be unveiled May 19th of this year. Soudant has exhibited in two area solo exhibitions, SEX • TIME • DECAY at Big Orbit Gallery in 2011 and Let There Be Light (Interference) at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in 2013, and was also a featured exhibition artist at the 2014 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto. Her work is included in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Ms. Soudant was named one of Buffalo Spree magazine’s “Artists to Watch” and appeared on the cover of the March 2014 issue. www.shastiolearysoudant.com

STATEMENT: In Dialogue with Yu Fei Fei, the idea of vulnerabilities is explored. We are all the product of our ongoing encounters with other people, leaving us alternately changed, emboldened or chastened, and are often torn between the impulse to expose our inner selves and the necessity of protecting same.

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