Annick Ibsen

I am a sculptor in clay and a painter. I was born in Paris and moved to Des Moines 14 years ago, prior to which I experienced a breadth of cultures living in Libya, Indonesia, Hong Kong, London and India. My neo-cubist sculptures displace the viewer's expectations to unveil the actual. In my search for realism, I also establish connections between figurative and sculptural art forms with mixed media paintings that explore negative space.

Perhaps sculpture is not the form that fills space, but how the form opens space in relationship to it, including in the mind of the viewer.

KCCI TV Interview: http://www.kcci.com/In-The-Artist-Studio-Annick-Ibsen/-/9357770/10396036/-/98bua5z/-/index.html

RECENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITS

Sculpture Objects Functional Design (SOFA) Expo, Maria-Elena Kravetz Gallery, Chicago, Il, Nov. 2-5 2017

Blanden Art Museum, Oak Hill juried exhibit, May-July 2017 

Ankeny Art Center, solo exhibit, JAZZ, Oct. 4- Nov. 30, 2016

Heritage Gallery Invitational, Sept. 6 - Oct. 8, 2016

Fisher Center for the Arts, solo exhibit, Marshalltown, IA, June 29- July 30, 2016

ARC Gallery juried exhibition, It Figures: The Body in Art, Chicago, IL, June 22- July 16, 2016

21st San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, April-June 2016

The Turner Jazz Center, Drake University, Des Moines, IA, cubist paintings exhibit, February 2015

The Wallace Center, Henry A. Wallace sculpture, August 2015

Iowa State Fair, juried exhibit, Fine Arts Building, August 2015

Dickinson Law invitational, "Iowa Artists on Display", Des Moines, IA, Oct.-June 2014

The Chait Galleries Downtown, "Small Works Show", Iowa City, IA, Nov. 2014

Iowa State Fair, juried exhibit, Fine Arts Building, August 2013

Solo exhibit at BNIM Architects, "The Three Graces", Des Moines, Iowa, May2013 - May 2014

Octagon Gallery shop, "Iowa Animals", Ames, IA, June 2013

Outside The Lines Gallery, 2nd Annual Juried Exhibit: Chickens, Dubuque, Iowa, January-February 2013

Artstop 2012, Americana, awarded the People's Choice Prize for sculpture installation, Des Moines, IA, September 2012 

Polk County Heritage Gallery, Global Views: The Art of New Iowans, invitational exhibit, Des Moines, Iowa, August-October 2012

Iowa State Fair, juried exhibit, Fine Arts Building, August 2012

Sioux Falls Art Walk (Sout Dakota), juried exhibit, 6 foot outdoor sculpture exhibited in Orpheum Theatre, May 2012-June 2013

RDG Dahlquist invitational, "All Fired Up: Works in Clay", Des Moines, IA, April 30- June 7, 2012

University of Iowa City Hospitals Temporary Exhibit, Project Art, Iowa City, IA, January-April 2012

Polk County Heritage Gallery, GDM EXH 18, juried show, Des Moines, IA, Dec-March 2012

Octagon Center For The Arts, dual exhibit “Lovers, Mothers and Their Dreams”, Ames, IA, August 19 – October 15, 2011

Polk County Heritage Gallery dual exhibit, “Lovers, Mothers and Their Dreams”, Des Moines, IA, April 25 – June 2, 2011

Octagon Center For The Arts, Ames, IA, selected for the National Exhibit, January 28 - April 10, 2011

 

PUBLIC ART & COLLECTIONS

The World Food Prize, Iowa Hall of Laureates collection, December 2015

The Wallace Center, August 2015

Corporate commission for office artwork design, including 10 paintings and 5 sculptures, 2015

Hotel Greenfield, installed August 2013

BNIM Architects, sculpture installation on 30 feet wall, May 2013-May 2014, Des Moines, IA

Artstop 2012, Americana, awarded the People's Choice Prize for sculpture installation, September 2012 

Sioux Falls Art Walk (South Dakota), juried exhibit, 6 foot outdoor sculpture exhibited in Orpheum Theatre, May 2012-June 2013

 

ART TALK

Art Talk with A. Ver Zweeg, Artisan Gallery 218, Des Moines, IA, Sept. 19, 2017

Juror for Iowa Exhibited XXXI, Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, IA, June 2016

Iowa State University, Guest lecturer at the College of Design, October 2015


GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Black Earth Gallery, 1010 3rd Street SE, Suite #2, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
www.blackearthgallery.com

Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery, Cordoba, Argentina, mek@mariaelenakravetzgallery.com

Artisan Gallery 218, 218 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Saatchi Art: http://www.saatchiart.com/aibsen

Artfinder: https://www.artfinder.com/annick-ibsen

The Carlos Reid Gallery: http://www.thecarlosreidgallery.com/sculpture/annick-ibsen-united-states/

Octagon Art Shop, 427 Douglas Avenue, Ames, IA 50010

Ed & Eva's, 154 Public Square, Greenfield, IA 50849

 

Image Credits: Todd Steinberg