Joan Mitchell Center

Carlie Trosclair

St. Louis, MO
Sculpture
March 11–July 26
➔ carlietrosclair.com

“Approached through a lens of reordering and discovery, my work investigates decorative and structural shifts that occur over a building’s lifespan. Growing up in New Orleans as the daughter of an electrician, I spent my formative years in historic residential properties at varying stages of construction and deconstruction. I found that even when abandoned, the presence of the body still lingered.”

Carlie Trosclair (b. New Orleans, LA) is a sculptor and installation artist based in St. Louis, MO. Trosclair earned an MFA from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and a BFA from Loyola University New Orleans. She is a Fellow of the Community Arts Training Institute, St. Louis. She has completed residencies at MASS MoCA, Assets for Artists (MA), Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE), Oxbow (MI), Playa (OR), ACRE (WI), Vermont Studio Center (VT), Woodside Contemporary Artists Center (NY), chashama (NY), and The Luminary Center for the Arts (MO). Trosclair’s work has been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, ArtFile Magazine, and Temporary Art Review, among others. She is the recipient of the Riverfront Times’ Mastermind Award, the Creative Stimulus Award, a Regional Arts Commission Artist Fellowship, and was included in the Great Rivers Biennial. Trosclair was recently selected as an exhibiting artist for the inaugural Open Spaces Biennial in Kansas City, curated by Dan Cameron (2018).

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letters from a domicile

letters from a domicile

(installation view), 2017, latex and wood, gallery dimensions 55 x 35 x 12 feet

Window dressing

Window dressing

(installation detail), 2017, latex, 4 x 5 feet

letters from a domicile

letters from a domicile

(installation view), 2017, latex and wood, gallery dimensions 55 x 35 x 12 feet

Phantom Rehab

Phantom Rehab

2017, latex in abandoned home, dimensions variable

Phantom Rehab

Phantom Rehab

(detail), 2017, latex in abandoned home, dimensions variable

alone, together (door knobs and plates)

alone, together (door knobs and plates)

2017, latex, 34 x 83 inches

alone, together (door knobs and plates - detail)

alone, together (door knobs and plates - detail)

2017, latex, 34 x 83 inches

Pentimento

Pentimento

2015, hand cut concrete, 20 x 10 feet

Pentimento

Pentimento

(detail), 2015, hand cut concrete, 20 x 10 feet

Revolve/r

Revolve/r

2016, salvaged 2x4’s, vintage wallpaper, masonite, 16 x 16 x 8 feet

Revolve/r

Revolve/r

(detail), 2016, salvaged 2x4’s, vintage wallpaper, masonite, 16 x 16 x 8 feet

Exfoliation

Exfoliation

(detail), 2014, salvaged 2x4’s, vintage wallpaper, drywall, 100 x 12 feet

Exfoliation

Exfoliation

(detail), 2014, salvaged 2x4’s, vintage wallpaper, drywall, 100 x 12 feet