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Allan Wexler has worked in the fields of architecture, design, and fine art. He is represented by the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City and has exhibited, taught, and lectured internationally.
The subject of Wexler’s work is the built environment. He creates drawings, multimedia objects, images, and installations that alter perceptions of domestic activities. He investigates eating, bathing, sitting, and socializing, and turns these everyday activities into ritual and theater.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and a winner of a Chrysler Award for Design Innovation, George Nelson Design Award and the Henry J. Leir Prize from the Jewish Museum. In 2016 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design, a monograph on Wexler’s work has recently been published by Lars Müller.
Based on the traveling exhibition curated by Mary Ceruti, Matt Freedman, and Sina Najafi in 2003, The Paper Sculpture Manual is a downloadable, printable, and shareable manual of sculptures that can be assembled by YOU!read more »