Gina Novendstern, a fragment of the figure

I was born in New Jersey and have lived and worked for most of my life in New York City. In the mid 80s, I left New York and moved to Mexico where I studied at the Instituto de Bellas Artes in Cuernavaca ​and found work in a studio producing monumental figurative sculptures. It was during that time that I began exploring my own visual voice in depth and started exhibiting my sculpture.

When I returned to the United States I set up a studio in New York City, but over the years I have continued to spend periods of time working in Mexico. My sculptures always contain the human figure or a fragment of the figure.

The work focuses on how interior and exterior environments define us, and uses the human form to explore how those environments affect our strengths and weaknesses.

Gina Novendstern