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RONI HORN | Hack Wit—life is candy, v. 3

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  • Roni Horn
  • Hack Wit—life is candy, v. 3
  • watercolor, ink, gum arabic and cellophane tape on paper
  • 23 by 17 3/4 in. 58.4 by 45.1 cm.
  • Executed in 2014-15.


Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, New York

Catalogue Note

Roni Horn was born in New York in 1955. She completed her B.F.A. with honors at the Rhode Island School of Design, and continued her studies at Yale University, receiving her M.F.A. in 1978. After graduating, she worked as a professor at Colgate University for three years before returning to New York. Horn works with different mediums, using installations, sculptures, drawings, writings, and photography, to produce a variety of artworks. Her works revolve around literature, humans and their environment, and the nature of mutability. Horn often travels and explores Iceland and is fascinated by its geological conditions. Her visits have been highly influential and provide a source of inspiration for her artmaking, especially her well-known cast-glass sculptures and installations. Intrigued by the sun and nature’s transformative essence, Iceland’s environment and landscape became part of the artworks, the cast- glass sculptures and installations reflecting the essential idea of mutability that Horn often conveys through her creations. Horn’s artworks are included in major collections around the world: Britain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Iceland Italy, France, Belgium, Sweden, Netherlands, Portugal, Australia, South Korea, Japan, China, Spain, Canada, Norway, and Mexico. In 2009, Tate Modern and the Whitney Museum of American Art organized Roni Horn aka Roni Horn, a traveling retrospective, shown in London, Avignon, and New York. Other major solo exhibitions include Rare Spellings, Selected Drawings, Making Being Here Enough, Installations, Drawings, Roni Horn, and Some Thames.  

Horn lives and works in New York and Reykjavik, Iceland.