Through my work, I investigate the methods of creating and the components of finding and adapting to place.
Nature’s baseline imperative—from microbes, plants, insect colonies, to cities—is survival. Its systems must react to constantly changing conditions or be destroyed. I am fascinated by the adaptations through which metamorphosis—and survival--occurs.
Inspired by these systems’ abilities to adjust their methods of growth to overcome environmental challenges, I create installations and site-specific works, that investigate the ideas of process, progress, and reason. I take on the role of maker, discoverer, and viewer; donning and shedding these mantles as necessary to better understand the process of creation, display, and interaction.
Blurring the lines of gallery and studio, I approach each as a place of creation and of observation. My work is a collaboration between me, the materials, and the space. Drawn to materials that are naturally delicate, I accentuate their ephemeral quality through the demanding construction of each piece, creating moments instead of lasting artifacts. Using such materials as paper, plastic, light, and ceramics, I focus on creating immersive and contemplative works that allow viewers to address the space in new ways.
Adelaine Muth attended University of Washington, receiving a BFA in 2017. The following year she attended Pennsylvania State University for a year as their non-degree Post-Bacc student in Sculpture.
She has participated in residencies across the USA. In 2018 she participated in the Birdsell Residency Project in South Bend ,IN. And in 2020 she was the Artist in Resident at the Aquarium Gallery and Studio in New Orleans, LA. While at these residencies she exhibited site-specific installations inspired and responding to the history of place and its continued persistence.
She has been in shows across the US ranging from group shows to solo shows to public works. In 2018 she was accepted to the exhibition Raduis50 at the Woodstock Art Association & Museum, where she was the youngest artist to participate and was invited to speak on a panel during the show’s opening. In 2019, she was a semi-finalist to the Living Gallery Outpost Residency Program in New York City resulting in the group exhibition Many Faces 2019.
Adelaine has been working for the artist Rebecca Hutchinson for the past 3 years as her studio assistant and manager. From this she has learned papermaking and weaving processes, and new clay processes as well as many more.
She currently lives and works out of Brooklyn, NY.