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Deanna Pindell BFA, MFA-IA

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Sculptor Deanna Pindell BFA, MFA-IA
Pindell installs Dreaming Tree, Meditation Bench

About Deanna Pindell

Deanna Pindell creates Public art and installation sculpture, focused on ecology and sanctuary.

Deanna Pindell`s work serves environmental functions such as raising awareness and actual remediation (ie, cleansing water, restoring habitats).

Each sculptural installation is site-specific, created as a unique response to the land and light, habitat and history, meaning and dreams of the specific location.

Deanna Pindell creates meditative and meaningful spaces.
Sculptor Deanna Pindell BFA, MFA-IA
Dripline Drawing: Fallen Brothers (in process)

Exhibition History of Deanna Pindell

Deanna Pindell`s Exhibitions
Solo Shows and Installations:

2010: OK Hotel Gallery, Seattle, WA
61 Mortal Decisions

2009: Moses Lake Museum, Moses Lake, WA
Journey: Metaphors and Metamorphosis

2004 - 2009: (annually) Collective Visions
Gallery, Bremerton, WA

In addition to regular solo exhibits and several outdoor public works, Deanna Pindell has created numerous indoor installations for public venues and galleries. She has exhibited in frequent juried shows across the United States.

Juncture (stone pedestal in process)

Artist Statement of Deanna Pindell

Deanna Pindell`s Personal Statement
Metamorphosis. Remediation.

I fuse these themes in site-specific public art, gallery installations, and sculptures.? My most recent works focus on environmental remediation (such as cleansing polluted water, or nurturing native plantings).

As I consider the creation of a site-specific public work, I seek to integrate science, social culture, the ecology of flora and fauna, history and visual poetry.? Gallery installations offer the opportunity to explore the complexity of environmental issues, confronting ethical decisions, practical challenges, and mortal realities.? The spaces which I create are meditative and thought-provoking.

Beeswax, straw, clay, paper ? native plants, trees, water ? steel, resins, plastics, rubber:? I make use of many varied materials.? Each is chosen for a specific sculpture, to express specific meanings and? symbolism, as well as for the tactile, or translucent, or structural qualities.

Awards and Prizes of Deanna Pindell

2014 Eco-Arts Awards Semifinalist Eco Arts Awards, Ashville, N.C

2013 Puffin Foundation Grant Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, N.J.

2012: Third Place, Beyond Landscape
WEAD (Women Environmental Artists),
Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA.

2009: Professional Development Grant,
Olympic College, Washington.

2008: Funds for Excellence Grant,
Olympic College Foundation, Washington

2006: Merit Award,
Sequim 30th International Juried

1983: First Place, (three categories:
drawing, ceramics, and sculpture)
Cache Gallery, Alaska.


Deanna Pindell`s Symposiums
2011: Making Meaning Conference,
Goddard College, Vermont.
"Multispecies Picnic"
(performative presentation panel)

2011: Open Engagement Conference,
Portland State University.
"Interspecies Dialogues in Eco-Art"
(presentation with discussion)

2011: Forecast: Weather and Climate Change.
American Meteorological Society,
Seattle, WA, USA.
(Invitational collaborative project
with climate scientists;
sculpture presented)

2010: Unruly Ecologies
Symbiotica Australia
(Squiggle Salal sculpture presented)

2010: Multi-Species Salon III: Hope in
Blasted Landscapes
American Anthropological Assoc,
New Orleans, LA, USA.
(Thneeds ReSeed sculpture presented)

2009: Bioneers Conference: From Classroom to Community
San Rafael, CA, USA
(Invitational. Images of Drip Line Drawing presented.
Jurors Beverly Naidus and Sharon Siskin).

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Deanna Pindell

Deanna Pindell`s Aquisitions.

Public Works of Deanna Pindell

Deanna Pindell`s Public Works
2014 Webster`s Woods Sculpture Park Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA.
Finding Grace

2014 Carkeek Park, CoCA Center on Contemporary Art "Heaven and Earth VI"
Water Willow

2012: Trinity Episcopal School and McColl Center for Visual Art
Charlotte, NC, USA
We All Share the Same Water

2012: McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, USA
Butterfly Bower

2010: Webster?s Woods Outdoor Sculpture Park.
Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA.
Squiggle Salal

2010: Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA
Poetry For Salal

2009: Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA
Drip Line Drawing 1: Fallen Brothers

2008: Webster?s Woods Sculpture Park.
Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA

2007: Webster?s Woods Sculpture Park
Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA
Dreaming Tree with Meditation Bench

1986: University of Washington Campus
Seattle, WA

Qualifications / Education of Deanna Pindell

Deanna Pindell`s Education,
2011: Goddard College, WA. MFA-IA

2008: Artist Trust, WA.
EDGE Professional Development Program.

1999-2005: Gage Academy, WA.

1986: University of Washington, WA, BFA.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Deanna Pindell

Deanna Pindell`s Publications
Exhibition Catalogues:

2011: Forecast: Climate change and Art.
Exhibition catalogue
Lele Barnette, Curator

2009: Collective Vision Gallery Statewide
Exhibition Catalogue, Jake Seniuk, Juror

2008: Collective Vision Gallery Statewide
Exhibition catalogue, Susan Parke, Juror

2005: Vanishing Museum`s Guerrilla Gallery.
Figure Studies Invitational
Exhibition catalogue
Chris Overman, Curator.

2003: Northwest Pastel Society 17th
International. Exhibition Catalogue.

Teaching Experience

Deanna Pindell`s Teaching
2011-current: Site-Specific Projects Coordinator
Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA

2007-2009: Faculty, Art Department.
Olympic College, WA.

2010: Centrum and Port Townsend Marine
Science Center.
Interdisciplinary Arts/Sciences camp
for youth (Whale Camp)

Deanna Pindell has taught numerous
workshops for both youth and adult in
drawing, skeletal anatomy, installation
sculpture and interdisciplinary

Influences / Inspiration of Deanna Pindell

Deanna Pindell is inspired by a wide range of sculptors from the whole of human history. Here are several 20th c. artists who have influenced my work.

Joseph Beuys
Magdalena Abakanowicz
Buster Simpson
Alan Sonfist
Robert Smithson
Nancy Holt
Eva Hesse
Jackie Brookner
Helen and Newton Harrison
Patricia Johanson
Basia Irland

The writer/art curator/ critic Lucy Lippard has been the most influential philosopher for my work.

Price Range of Work

Deanna Pindell's work has a price range from £2,500 to £26,667

Mediums utilised

Deanna Pindell's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Deanna Pindell's work is found in the following categories on site:
Installation Sculpture (11)
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary (7)
Land Art Sculpture (7)
Public Art Sculpture (6)
Spiritual sculpture (6)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Conceptual Art Sculptures Statues often Large or Monumental Abstract Art (4)
Museum National Gallery sculpture statuary (2)
Architectural Sculptures (2)
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines (2)
Assemblages Sculptures Made from a Variety of Pieces or Bits collected together (2)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (2)
Varietal cross section of Floral, Fruit and Plantlife Sculpture (2)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (2)
Construction Abstract Sculpture Statues (2)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (2)
Stylized People Sculptures (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes
Light and Sound sculpture
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Glass or Acrylic Transparant Sculptures
Happiness / Joy / Exuberance / Wild Pleasure sculpture
Site Specific Sculptures or Statues
Gods or Goddess, or Deity Sculptures
Monumental Sculptures


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